Kim and I were happy to arrive in Barbados after our first time flying with a third wheel- our baby Lucas!
Asides from dealing with a very nasty American Airlines agent at the ticketing counter, everything went smoothly at the airport. Getting through security was a breeze and the TSA agents were very nice. I had heard stories about trouble with bringing milk, breast pumps and other items through security but we had no issues.
After fumbling with putting away the stroller and car seat, boarding also went smoothly.
We boarded in the first group due to having a baby with us. (I could’ve boarded early regardless due to having AA Gold status)
Lucas was really great on the flight. He slept through take-off, landing and most of the way. One of the flight attendants came back to see him a few times but he always seemed to be sleeping!
It was also nice getting bulkhead seats which gave us some extra legroom. There wasn’t any meal service so Kim and I shared a tray table for our drinks and snacks. I am not sure how you open the tray table while holding a baby on your lap…
Our experience flying with a newborn was a really positive one. We just hope that Lucas keeps up the good behavior and cooperates with us on future flights.