I'm starting to look for deals to fly to texas (Houston area) next April with my 2 boys. Both autistic, although relatively 'high functioning'. They will be 14 & 11 when we fly & younger one may have his birthday while we're out there.
I have sleep apnoea & use a cpap machine & neither of my boys are dry at night (yet).
As I have never flown by myself (someone else has always organised/been in charge), let alone with these added complications, I'm wondering what advice people can give me to help thing go as smoothly as possible.
My plans so far include: none stop flights, booking either direct through airline or via a trust worthy travel agent with experience in these issues, notifying airports in advance so we have access to quiet areas while waiting, trying to ensure we are seated together- this might be harder on way back if Mr 11 turns 12, but don't want that to be a time limiting factor. Ensuring I know the rules for extra baggage allowance for medical equipment (cpap & incontinence pants). Double checking medication rules for US (I'm on several different medications).
We're going to meet my dad & other family & really don't want things ruined because I forgot to check or mention something months before.