Originally Posted by TheJRK
When we flew back to Hawaii to show Rio to family we purchased 3 seats. I don't like the idea of just putting kids on laps because of turbulence etc., plus I wanted Rio buckled into her car seat. We were able to upgrade to first-class on the way out which was nice because of the extra room considering all of the extra ***** we had.
On the way back mommy and Rio were in first-class while I had to sit in coach since they only had 2 seats available. They ended up sitting next to Jennifer Hudson (the girl from American Idol/Dreamgirls). I was in the back with her band which was pretty cool.
The funniest thing I saw was this mom flying alone with her 4 boys who looked to be 3 years old up to like 7 years old. She had them all line up in a row at the gate and then she gave all of them Benadryl, lol.
My sister's wedding/family reunion is this July in Hawaii. Now we'll have to purchase 4 tickets (probably won't be able to afford first-class as even coach tickets are around $1,500 a pop).
LOL! One of my supervisors recommended the Benadryl trick, but I'm not going that route.
Couldn't imagine dragging the car seats seeing as my wife has a strict no checked luggage rule. We looked like nomads - LOL! Bri was pulling her Disney princess wheelie bag, I had a backpack and a large-ish bad that could still go into overheads, the Mrs. was pushing the double stroller, had a backpack and the diaper bag.
Originally Posted by mikeler
My first plane flight with the little guy he was not quite 2 years old yet. He flipped out for the first half hour of the flight screaming like crazy. I was sweating the whole time.
A buddy of mine had the same experience as me but even worse. It was an overnight international flight and his kid had 2 separate screaming bouts of 2 hours each in the middle of the night.
Wow! Thinking about that happening gives me cold sweats.