They took off Thursday from airports across the country, including O'Hare, headed to Dallas-Fort Worth.
American is covering all their expenses for the four-day trip. Before takeoff Thursday morning, the families enjoyed music and entertainment. They say it's good to be together this time of year.
"It's nice to be here with other people that are going through the same thing, and they know exactly how you feel," said
The plane was even decorated for the flight. The families will go to the zoo and see concerts during their time in Texas.