Flying with Kids on Continental Airlines is Great
Also on the flight everyone had screens at their seats and the option to purchase Direct TV. This is like pure gold for kids on a 3.5 hour flight. I paid $6 for the screen in front of Alex, and I had a two sets of headphones with a splitter so both kids could watch and listen the same screen. Also they fed us a tasty hot pocket type thing with Doritos, carrots and M&Ms. We loved that. We took off on time and arrived a few minutes early, despite the plane being overbooked.
The difference in my overall stress level between last year's flight north and this year's is night and day, all because Alex is now three. We no longer need a stroller or carseat, and he can verbalize his needs. He didn't cry, yell, whine or even kick the seat in front once during the whole flight. He managed just fine without his usual three hour nap. If flying weren't so expensive, I would now feel brave enough to take my kids on airplanes more often.