We have never flown since our first son was born, and he's already 2. We're planning to go next year, and depending when we go our youngest will either be 11 or 16 months, and the oldest either 2-and-a-half or a fresh 3 - how do car seats work with the airlines? Do we unbuckle the one from our car as we pull into the airport? Do the airlines provide them? Do they sit directly on the seat (or in a lap). What are the age restrictions? Does it depend on the airline? (Alaska and Southwest are the most likely choices - Delta being an outside third place). I feel neglectful for not knowing these things.
Additionally, since we have no other destinations, we plan to stay either on property or directly across Harbor Blvd. We don't plan to rent a car, thus will need to take either the Super Shuttle or Airport bus - what are their restrictions/options?
We've also toyed with buying a cheap umbrella stroller at Target/Wal-Mart rather than either renting at the parks or lugging a big Graco through two airports. Any opinions on this?
Advice/experience greatly appreciated.
PS: I miss America Sings, too "Pop goes the weasel"