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If convenience of journey is more important than time taken, you can get from Paddington to Stoke by train with one or two changes. One at Reading, and possibly one at Birmingham. There should also be step-free access between platforms at both stations. Depending on timetable, it could take as little as half an hour longer, or possibly up to about 1.5 ...


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I did a similar transfer last fall, with a 4 year old and 2.5 year old. It's entirely possible, if you are careful about how you navigate the station to avoid steps. Highly recommend the step free tube guide for that - we got caught once with steps when we didn't, and we won't do that again! Black cabs are perfectly usable with kids. They don't ...


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To give you a short answer: As a Norwegian, you do need a passport to travel to Germany (irrelevant of age). Even if chances are very high that noone will check either your or your child's passport, foreign citizens need a passport or approved substitute (e.g. national id card from an EEA country) to enter or stay in Germany (AufenthG § 3 Passpflicht).


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(If cost is not an issue) You can get a pre-booked taxi/private hire to take you from Heathrow, straight to Stoke-on-Trent. As mentioned in comments your best bet is to book a firm/individual who resides in Stoke as this will be cheaper (you may need to pay a deposit or even the whole amount up front) Do not just jump in a black cab outside Heathrow and ask ...


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Airline rules The airline rules are a bit ambiguous, according to Customer Service at SAS. Infants need to have a passport, but you will most likely not have to show it. But if they ask for it, then you need to be able to show some form of identification, a passport, a birth certificate or something else, if there exist alternatives. So, according to ...


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Can you fly to Birmingham instead of London? There is a direct train service (hourly) from Birmingham International to Stoke-on-Trent, 75 minute journey. That train will be considerably cheaper than Heathrow express plus a train from Euston. Just make sure you don't make the mistake that wasd recently reported and confuse Birmingham Alabama with Birmingham ...


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There is a direct number 205 bus from Paddington to Euston. Ordinarily it goes down the side of Paddington (platform 1 side) and then along the front of the station. It calls into the bus station that's adjacent to the concourse at Euston. It takes 22 minutes for the journey, and buses are every 6-10 mins during the day, less frequent early and late. The ...


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I'm a Londoner with kids of a similar age. Info you might find useful: I've never seen a black cab with a child seat - I suspect there are none. Two of the standard seats face backwards though so slightly safer. If you are going to use the Heathrow Express then taxi is the easiest option from Paddington. Uber is cheaper but still no child seats (and no ...


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I would be inclined to take the tube to Euston Square - it hasn't been mentioned yet, but it is possible to exit Euston Square station on the north side and take the short walk to Euston station without crossing any roads (indeed, you can use the station as an underpass if you need to cross the road). There are a couple of short flights of stairs involved (...


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As you are aiming to get to Stoke-on-Trent, you can take a bus from Heathrow to Watford Junction, then take the train. The train may be cheaper and you avoid the center of London. Or take the Tube directly from Heathrow to Euston, as you are getting on at the end of the line you should get a seat.


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If your purpose is to get from Heathrow Airport to Stoke-on-Trent with as little hassle as possible, I would consider flying to Manchester and then take the direct bus from Manchester Airport to Stoke-on-Trent. British Airways operates about 8 flights a day from Heathrow to Manchester and there are seven daily buses from Manchester Airport to Stoke-on-...


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Having traveled from Heathrow towards London by tube many times, my first reaction was: Why to travel by train as well as tube. Starting at the airport you will be one of the first in the tube and you will have an easy time to find seats. Look on the transport for London site for the best travel options on the day and time you need to travel, set it to '...


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If your child leaves after 45 days they shouldn't need an authorization, it's on that page you reference. No se requiere una autorización de viaje: a) cuando el niño tiene doble nacionalidad (por ejemplo, peruano y estadounidense) y viaja con el pasaporte/documento de viaje otorgado por las autoridades del país de su otra nacionalidad, salvo ...


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Breast-feeding in public is NOT a crime. Iranians, like other humans in the world, feed their children and understand it. Due to beliefs of their region, maybe they use some material like a scarf. Women's dress code in Iran includes Manto that is the same as your spring coat. A woman can use it as a cover, but is not necessary for travelers. Iranians are so ...


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As a general rule of thumb airlines do not ban children from any level of service, they will sell tickets to anyone with the cash. My daughter has flown in business class on several airlines without issue and I have seen plenty of kids in business and first class on all the airlines I fly. There are likely some destinations served where cultures keep ...


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This mean that at LAX; perhaps due to customs or other security restrictions - the airline cannot accept baggage to be delivered directly to/from passengers (at the gate) and it has to go through customs/clearance. So you'll have to check it in and surrender the stroller at the check-in; and if arriving at LAX receive it at customs. I would highly ...


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The only place children (and minors) cannot be seated is in the exit row. The same goes for anyone physically unable to operate the emergency equipment / exit doors; or is otherwise incapable (for example, there is a language barrier). Other than that, children are allowed on all sections of the aircraft where passengers are allowed. I have personally been ...


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This is a very interesting question, and there are so many possible answers- here are just a few; Don't book a ticket for a flight that is likely going to have kids on: If you have flexibility of dates, book while the kids are at school, if not, try and book a flight at a bad time for families - say 1 o clock in the morning. Not an early morning's person? ...


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If you're travelling alone, I would strongly suggest you take a single flight. That way, you will (hopefully) be accompanied by your friends or family during your departure until the baggage drop-off, so you won't have to handle your luggage and the baby at the same time. In case of 3 flights, you'll have to go through check-in and check-out and commute to ...


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Traveling with kids very much depends upon traveling with them in a way that they will find enjoyable, and in a way that won't leave you a wreck. Fortunately, a 4 month old has a simple definition of "enjoyable": regular feeding, regular changing, sleep and snuggles. Expecting about 14 hours of sleep a day, in spurting naps of 2 to 3 hours each, you can ...


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Three of our kids have taken 12+ hour flights with us when they were younger than 6 months. We never had any problems, so I would take option a). Option b) has shorter flights, but still 6 hours can be eternity if your child is not fine; and I think it is very unlikely that whatever bothers him/her will last more than that. And then you have, still with the ...


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Another con that despite not affecting you directly is that, sadly, toddlers can be extremely annoying to other passengers. Most likely, other passengers will thank you for not being locked in with your child for 13 hours straight.


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Personally, I would take multiple flights if there is the option to spend a night in a hotel but would rather a single flight than multiple flights in a single day. Some infants manage to sleep through entire 4-6 flights, although they may get quite cranky during the rest of the flight. It's hard to predict but I actually had better flights with my daughter ...



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