I am so glad the security guard let my husband who did not have a ticket board the plane otherwise we would not have made that flight. You hear some stories about families who had really bad experiences with flight personnel or passengers on a plane when their disabled child is having issues that are just related to their disability not because of poor parenting or a badly behaved child. I am glad, so far, I have not had to deal with too many ignorant, clueless or just plain mean people when my son has had issues that he can't control due to his autism.
We drive when we travel anywhere now. Makes it so much easier for us. Tye's a great traveler by car. We leave soon for a road trip up to NY - about a 10-12 hour drive, one way. We are traveling with 2 dogs this time. Let's see how that goes!