This summer we will also be flying trans-Atlantic with Peanut and with her so active nowadays, it will be a neccessary evil.
We know its unavoidable that children will get fussy, tired, cranky and cry. I like the parent's rule about flying I read somewhere on another blog:
Its not that your child has to be absolutely still & quiet; your child just needest to be a bit quieter and stiller than the loudest one on board :-)
Here is an excellent list of ideas and insights when preparing for you trip, checking in, boarding, surviving on board, deplaning, handling customs& immigration areas and more from a flight attendant with 13 years of experience:
Flying with Children
She also suggests: