So this weekend, my wife and I will be flying with our almost 5 month old for the first time. We've already decided to just bjorn her through the airport and not take the stroller (it's a huge Bob Revolution) because I doubt we'll need it much there (everyone drives everywhere, few sidewalks/areas for walking and we'll have our bjorn and back up moby wrap) but absolutely depend on it here as we're car free and couldn't handle going without if that got damaged in flight, but we are taking the car seat (obviously). Anybody with infants (or who has had them recently) with some flying experience want to offer tips?
I talked to the guy at the airline when I booked the tickets who said we could gate check the car seat (and stroller, but he didn't seem to understand how big our stroller was), but he was in India (I think) and didn't seem too familiar with the policies, so I guess we'll find out when we go to check in what the situation is.
I hope the pressure changes aren't too bad on our fellow passengers' ears with her crying. I've heard eating/pacifierizing during those times helps some.