So we are not pro's at flying but we have flown a LOT! Remy just wrapped up her 36th flight at 4 years old... so we prolly have at least a couple nuggets of info to share :)
Lets chat airlines:
Southwest: This is not a budget airline... but it's the best! We have yet to have a really bad experience. They spoil your kids, you get drink coupons, you have SO much luggage possibilities, they never question your type of luggage (hiking baby carriers/strollers/skis/etc.). Also, if you start getting credit card points you can build it up to get free flights. We have done many flights this way to save! At one point they started handing out free gear to passengers just for having random items in their pockets (such as the oldest coin). If you can find a good deal or can handle the not so bad prices, you will love Southewest! #NotAnAdd !!!