We had a very nice flight home from Barbados on Lucas’ 3 month birthday.
On our first flight from Barbados to Miami, Kim and I each had an aisle seat. The middle seat on my side ended up being empty so Kim changed seats with me a couple of times to feed the baby. The flight attendants were very nice on the flight as were many other passengers. The only real problem was after landing. Our stroller did not make it to the gate and was sent to the baggage claim area.
Sitting upfront in first class was a great way to end our trip. The extra space in the seats and generous recline made for a comfortable, quick flight back from Miami to New York.
The service in first is a big upgrade from coach.
In coach all that is offered on short flights is beverage service- water, juice, soda or coffee. Anything else you pay for. You can purchase snacks, sandwiches & liquor if you choose to do so.
In first there was no meal service but we did get brought drinks and snacks a few times.
Prior to take-off a flight attendant came around with a tray of juice and water.
Once we got in the air the beverage cart came by. I decided to have a ginger ale with vodka.
The first snack was a small glass of warm, mixed nuts. It was definitely tasty and went well with my drink!
The other snack was a warm English toffee cookie. It was really good and I ended up having seconds.
I am glad to have had such great experiences so far flying with an infant. After getting through four flights on his first trip, Lucas is a real pro at flying! Too bad lap babies do not earn frequent flyer miles. I can’t wait for our next trip!