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A Resource for Family Travel: Locating Mothers’ Rooms in Airports across the Southwest System



Southwest Airlines wasn’t the first place I landed for work, and I’ve held a few titles throughout my life. Above all, the one I enjoy the most is that of mom. But for all its perks, my fellow parents know that the pressures of parenthood are enough to get to even those who are the coolest under pressure.


Parents are resilient and resourceful, and I’m sure, like me, you’ve picked up a few tips and tricks along the way (all the while scooping your kids up off the floor and marching forward). My personal favorite tip: Crayola triangular crayons won’t roll off your tray table to the back of the plane. And, knowing the resources that will be available to you at the airport—from mother’s rooms to pods to family restrooms—can help reduce some stress.


      Heart     Interested in learning more family tips or sharing your knowledge with others? Check out our Family Travel Discussion Forum.


Recently, the folks in our People Department (what Southwest calls HR) put together a resource for Southwest Employees that outlines family resources for every location Southwest serves. Although this is intended to help members of our own Southwest Family, we thought it might be helpful to you, too. Of course, it’s a living, breathing document, and resources can change day-to-day, but it’s a great starting point and might help put your mind at ease as you prepare for your next trip with Southwest Airlines.


We look forward to welcoming you onboard, and we’d love for you to share your own tips and tricks for traveling with little ones in the comments.

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This is great information! Thanks! Another tip I tell those traveling with kiddos is to always pack snacks (suckers are also great during take-off and landing to help with their ears) and buy a bottle of water at the airport (after security) or bring an empty water bottle to fill up at a drinking fountain because when kids get thirsty or hungry, they don't like to wait.

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MDW additional infomration...


There are also at least two family restrooms, one is between the two conventional restrooms on the A4A concourse right off the main hallway (these are my favorite conventional restrooms at MDW, modern and spacious) and there is also a pet relief area there if I recall.


Then also a family restroom is located on the B concourse about halfway down. 


C concourse is usually very quiet if you just wanted a secluded seat, but not necessarily private area.