I'm going to be flying down to see my family on the 1st and since this is a last minute thing my husband can't come. My father's health isn't to good and he found out he has a large rare cancer in the liver that is most likely untreatable and he might only have a short time left. It will be his first time of seeing his grandson and it is a surprise. He is the only one that doesn't know we are showing up. So far I know I need to get his BC to take for verification. I only have the slip from the hospital stating they don't have to provide a BC anymore and I'd have to go to the clerk's office to buy a copy. I'm also hoping I find an umbrella stroller at the store to put him in while in the airport. I have to switch planes once and he is a big boy at 25lbs. I don't want my arms falling off carrying him. He doesn't care for baby carriers even though I have a nice Ergo one. I know one of the airports makes you take it off to put through the x-ray machine. It takes me 10-15 minutes to get him in one instead 2 for a stroller. I plan on checking on a bag and I've never done that before. I normally just cram everything in a size appropriate (kids travel bag) to carry on. How long does it take usually to check a bag on? I'm just trying to figure out how much time I need to get there. It's a small airport with only 2 security lines. I usually just give myself and hour from the time I get out the car but with having my son and the check on bag I need to make sure I have time. Also one big thing is I won't be bringing any debit/credit cards with me. How will they go about charging me for my check on bag? Will they have the information from where I bought the ticket and just charge it through that or are they going to want a card? I will have cash with me that I could pay with. Both plane rides down I got the first seat that is by itself. I thought that would be better to give me an idea of how he does cause the flights back I'm going to be in the middle sitting next to someone. It was the only seats they had left. I'll only be taking on a diaper bag for the carry on. I don't carry much stuff anyway. I usually just use a wallet. I want to keep what I have to lug around minimal. I usually get my tickets and everything ready before hand.