I agree with all the Papa Bill suggested. I have a nine year old who's been flying and cruising since she was 8 months old and she's a better flyer than in the car. She learned the routine of flying early and I always packed lots to keep her busy. I now have a toddler (18 months) who has flown a number of times already. He loves to eat so I pack lots of cheerios, etc. to keep him happy. He too doesn't take a bottle so we have a few sippy cups ready for take off and landing. (Chewing on snacks helps the ears too.)
Relax -- it'll be fine. Any chance the flight is around when your child usually naps? That helps too.
Luisa Frey Gaynor
Family Cruise Editor