We are a family of travelers, and our kids love traveling by plane. Actually, our son just had his 75th flight recently. So I have been looking for a kids’ logbook to log all these flights for a long time. I used to keep my kids boarding passes together with mine in my diary journal. Until I stumble upon the Simply For Flying flight logbook…
Here are our thoughts.
42 Flight Log Entries – In one logbook, you can log 42 flights. Each flight log entry has 2 pages. The left page has the flight details (date, from/to, airline, flight number, aircraft type, registration, flying hours, and distance), and the captain’s name and signature. The right page has the flight deck personal comments, and flight memories
Flight Deck Comments – The Captain (or First Officer) can leave your kid a personal message. I think this is something your kids can look forward to.
My Flight Memories – If your kids are a little bit older, they can journal their flight experience.
Other travel information – On the last pages, you can find a world map to color in, time zone chart, conversion table, aircraft types flown checklist, and countries visited checklist.
Back pocket for boarding pass – You can also keep the boarding passes (if you still have them) at the back pocket. It is not that big though.
Passport-size – The size makes it easier to keep in your bag. It will not take up a lot of space.
Since my kids are only 4 years old and 9 months old, they wouldn’t be able to fill out the ‘Flight Memories’. Instead, I just stick in the boarding pass. Now, it looks bulky with all the boarding passes. But then, the logbook is made to be filled out, and not to be pasted with boarding passes. The back pocket for boarding passes is too small. I guess I would have to look again for a logbook that includes a pocket for a photo/postcard and a boarding pass on each flight entry. LOL
You can ask the crew to give it to the pilot for them to fill it out. However, I suggest not bothering the pilot if it’s only a 30-minute flight or a 1-hour flight. They have so much to do in such a very short flight. Also, try to give it ahead of time so they can find time to complete it.
Simply For Flying online store is based in Australia. However, they also cater to international customers, and one logbook costs €14.95. Since I am based in the US, I ordered mine from Penguino Travel, and it costs $18 each. I received the product after 2 days via USPS Priority Mail.
Wellington World Travels Ratings
Usefulness: 10/10 This is definitely useful to log all your kids’ flights. Read above the highlights of the product.
Durability 10/10 So far, it is still in good condition after 2 months of using it. Maybe because I am the one keeping it. But if my kids are the ones keeping it… I wouldn’t know what’s gonna happen. LOL
Value 10/10 You can log 42 flights on one logbook, so I think $18 is worth it. HOWEVER, if you only fly once or twice a year, then I don’t think $18 is worth it. You can always improvise or use your creativity to log your kids’ flights.
We love it. It is a great travel keepsake for kids. Even my husband enjoys keeping track of our kids’ flights. It is also a great gift idea for families who travel. We gave this to our son as his 4th-birthday present.
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