Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Destinations > Africa > Africa
Reload this Page >

Casablanca airport layover with toddler/baby

Casablanca airport layover with toddler/baby

Old Jun 24, 19, 2:54 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 4
Casablanca airport layover with toddler/baby

Hi all, Iím wondering if anyone has experience with the Ďchildrenís play areaí listed as one of the amenities in the Casablanca Mohamed V airport? Iím travelling solo with my 2.5 year old and 7 month old children west Africa to US and considering an itinerary which had a 7 hour layover in Casablanca. Any advice? Are there baby changing facilities in the airport? Should I try to book the in-airport hotel for a few hours? Am I crazy to consider this?!

thanks
emily
e.m.i.l.y is offline  
Old Jun 25, 19, 3:45 am
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: somewhere between Europe and Africa, from SFO
Programs: A3*G, EY Silver
Posts: 7,671
That's a lot of hours at that relatively small airport. I don't know about the children's play area, but I wouldn't spend 7 hours there. Either book a hotel or maybe take the train to the center and walk around with the kids for a couple of hours.
Palal is offline  
Old Jun 25, 19, 5:19 am
  #3  
Ambassador: World of Hyatt
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: UK - the nearest airport is named after a motorway !
Posts: 3,910
Originally Posted by Palal View Post
That's a lot of hours at that relatively small airport. I don't know about the children's play area, but I wouldn't spend 7 hours there. Either book a hotel or maybe take the train to the center and walk around with the kids for a couple of hours.
Palal - do you have kids? I wouldn't want to take a 2.5 year old (so mobile) and a 7 month old (so needing all of mom's attention) for a walk about Casa!

emily, I'm there this week so will try to find the kid's play area and report back. Depending on where in West Africa you've been, Casa is a pretty civilized airport, so it's not totally crazy.
Stewie Mac is offline  
Old Jun 27, 19, 3:34 am
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 4
Originally Posted by Stewie Mac View Post
Palal - do you have kids? I wouldn't want to take a 2.5 year old (so mobile) and a 7 month old (so needing all of mom's attention) for a walk about Casa!

emily, I'm there this week so will try to find the kid's play area and report back. Depending on where in West Africa you've been, Casa is a pretty civilized airport, so it's not totally crazy.
Hi Palal, I think youíre right it IS a lot of hours in a small airport...but I think getting into Casablanca with these two kiddos would be more trouble than it would be worth. In a few years though it would definitely be doable.

Stevie Mac yes you are explaining my situation exactly, itís a challenging combination of ages! Weíve been in Sierra Leone the past while so are used to a degree of West African-ness :-). Thatís very kind of you to offer to look at the facilities. Iím leaning more now towards an itinerary going through Europe, just slightly less daunting to undertake. But in the future I hope we could manage the RAM route, its less expensive and more efficient. So iíd be interested to see what you find, but donít stress too much about it please! Thank you and safe travels.

emily
e.m.i.l.y is offline  
Old Jun 28, 19, 4:38 pm
  #5  
Ambassador: World of Hyatt
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: UK - the nearest airport is named after a motorway !
Posts: 3,910
emily
I looked for but couldn't find the play area yesterday - I asked the information desk who said that it was in terminal 1, but to be honest I'm not actually sure how separate the two terminals are. Anyway, I was in the same area as gates for flights to JFK and BOS, and there was no play area there. It's a clean and modern building, but not very much to do. Certainly if the timings work then try it, but 7 hours is maybe a bit long...
Stewie Mac is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread