Hi, I survived my first plane trip (two hours) with a toddler and I wanted to share my experience as at the time of booking I couldn't find a lot of info about travel and little ones other than have lots of snacks and get them to suck on a bottle for when ascending and descending.
The trip there : Our third party provider mucked up the booking. They charged us $1600 on our credit card but when we booked in we could only get two seats on the plane as opposed to the three we paid for. Our toddler threw a tautrum while we were at the terminal trying to work through the problem. Very stressful. I travelled alone with her and hubby travelled later in the day. Lesson number 1 for us : book directly with the airline and not a third party.
Lesson number two - when charging a portable DVD player the night before, keep it switched off otherwise it will switch off after five minutes.....
Lesson number three : Don't expect the air hostess standing at the front of the plane to help you with bags as they will only call out in a big loud voice that they cannot leave their spot. Very embaraassing.
Lesson four : Do have lots of snacks as airline food is expensive.
Lesson five : Scedule the flight just before their usual naptime in the day if you can.
Ok, the flight back worked a treat. Hubby had bought a little blow up travel cushion and this supported her head while she nodded off to sleep. She slept as it was her naptime anyway. The DVD player with the Wiggles was properly charged. God bless the Wiggles! We didn't even make it to plan B and C (crayons and story books). I hope these tips bode well. Blessings Pinkflowerinthedesert If you have any other tips, please share.