We're making plans to fly to Denver in the 2nd week of July. This will be a family trip: me, my husband, and my two 3-year-old boys. We've never flown with the kids before, so I can use every scrap of advice you want to toss my way.
We're in Lexington KY. I can fly from the Lexington airport and get to Denver with 1 stop, or I can drive 90 minutes to either Cincinnati and take a nonstop. Louisville (also a 90 minute drive) is a smaller airport and also offers a nonstop option. Is that worthwhile? Would you rather take a single flight with a modest drive, or two flights with kids? Obviously it depends on the kids, but I'm happy to have general recommendations.
We plan on renting a car while we are there. Would you pack your own carseats, rent them from the car place (if that can even be done) or...and I'll confess that this is my favorite option so far...buy inexpensive ones from Amazon and have them shipped to one's destination? We're going to visit the Man's family so there's a safe place to have the carseats shipped.
Also, I'm in the market for two Aeronauts. Now that I see how much it costs to fly with kids, my Aeronaut budget is like $5 for the pair. Wish me luck, LOL.