The good news is with some preparation you can make flying with a toddler more manageable:
If your trip is planned you are likely to have more time to prepare than if you need to return home in a hurry. If you do have the luxury of choosing your flights in advance the following suggestions may make life on board a long-haul flight with a toddler much easier:
If you can, fly overnight to your destination. That way your toddler will (hopefully) spend some of the flight sleeping.
Now is not the time to dress your little one in their most fashionable skinny jeans and fitted shirts. Instead focus on comfort, tracksuits are perfect. Easy for getting through the airport, they double as pyjamas on the flight. Always have an entire spare outfit of clothes in your hand luggage in case of major spillage or accident.