My wife and I recently traveled with our 18 month old son and it was his first flight. Carrying the diaper bag, luggage, and stroller while trying to keep him entertained and chasing him through the terminal was challenging. But that paled in comparison with having to install the car seat in the rental car in a hot parking garage. The instructions were worthless and confusing. We never did get it installed in the rear facing position and finally got it forward facing after spending more than our hour fighting it while our son climbed around the car and eventually was screaming and crying. When we finally hit the road and started to calm down we decided this would make a great challenge for the Amazing Race!! Not sure if toddler contestants is in the cards but car seat install should be a part of a future race.