I'm expecting my first child in July - DH's 2nd (his first is 21 years old). My MIL and her mother (baby's great-grandmother) live in Fl. DH and his daughter have planned her college graduation gift to be a trip to Disney and she's bring a GF. They sprang it on me the other day. DH & I previously had a conversation re: flying with a baby and I told him I'm against it. I've traveled many times via air and see flying with an infant as stressful for the mom and not enjoyable for other passengers on the plane. (The flight itself would be approx 3 hrs.) I've already told DH that going to FL after the graduation - late May - would likely be too hot for LO and I'm not bring him/her to any park at 10 months old. He agreed about not bringing LO to amusement parks, but thinks we can relax by the pool at the resort.
I understand that he wants his mom and grandmother to see the baby (MIL intends to fly up here after the baby is born) but I just don't see this trip as any type of "vacation". I'll be caring for the baby and knowing how his family is always late for everything, they'll throw the baby off it's schedule. For instance they'll plan for dinner at 6pm and you won't eat until 10pm. They even showed up late for our wedding, and they were all in it. It's completely beyond fashionably late - they're inconsiderate. I guess another part of it is after I take my maternity leave, I'll likely have very little vacation time left. I'd rather save that to take LO on local day trips or save them for snow days for the winter when daycare is closed.
Any thoughts on what to do? At what age do you consider a baby/child ready to fly?