You’ve either been the parent trying to keep a young flyer entertained mid-flight or seen it countless times. It’s tough, especially for the mum or dad who, in some cases, struggle to find ways to make the in-flight experience a fun one.

Thankfully, in recent years, airlines have stepped in to help out a little by introducing special youthful activities that keep the young ones distracted for a portion of the journey.

Among them is Qatar Airways, which released announced the launch of Oryx Kids Club, which is designed to make flying more fun for children and relaxing for their parents.

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Unveiled last week, after confirming its Qsuite is coming to Australia, the special club is open to children aged two-11 and comes with nutritious inflight meal boxes, long-haul activity packs with fun games inside, plush toys as well as the chance to earn ‘frequent flyer’ points that (much like regular loyalty programs) can be redeemed for awards and exclusive benefits.

Just like Qantas, getting them in the loyalty game while they’re young.

Another highlight of the Oryx Kids Club is the free cuddly toy based off of one of the five hero mascots (Orry’ and ‘Orah’ the Oryx, Kamil the camel, Faaiz the falcon and Farah the desert fox), which will be sent to registered children later this year.

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Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Ehab Amin, said the club is a fun programme providing younger travellers with the opportunity “to enjoy exceptional benefits while travelling with Qatar Airways”.

“As an airline that is committed to welcoming children and families on board, Qatar Airways is thrilled about this new opportunity to interact with our passengers, from the moment they arrive at the airport.”

Ehab Amin, Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer

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The carrier’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Salam Al Shawa, added that the program will hopefully “inspired and excite children when they fly”, while also making Qatar Airways a choice for travelling families.

Parents can sign their children up for the Oryx Kids Club by clicking here.

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Do you think more airlines should have kids clubs?