- I used to travel with a big backpack as carry-on. Now I wonder what went into it. Perhaps stuff to entertain me during the flight? Now, laptop and diaper bag it is – and the camera, but only because we’re going to a wedding. (Admittedly, the sheer number of diapers for a breastfed baby on a transatlantic flight requires some space.)
- At said wedding, SB will meet most of my extended family for the first time, and I’m really looking forward to that!
- We got to the airport with less than an hour until take-off, and nobody ever complained (the elevator and the ticket machine at our local station were broken, and we were running late to begin with…) Not sure if it’s the laid-back style or the fact that it’s a small airport, or SB’s cuteness, but I’m pleasantly surprised.
- Local airline gives us a free checked bag* for our infant-in-lap. Yay!
- And they blocked the seat next to ours so that we could have a bit more space. Ok, the flight was only half full anyway, but I appreciate the thought.
- So far we only got a glimpse on how much harder it’ll be to entertain a mobile baby on a plane – SB wanted to nurse and went right to sleep. But in the few minutes before she clearly did not want to sit on my lap. Exploring a plane looks like fun! Good thing the flight is short. Maybe we’ll consider driving or taking the train eventually (8-10h vs 1.5h flight). Thoughts & experience?
* most of the “older” European airlines offer one free checked bag per paying passenger