Re: 5.5 year old and long flights?
YOU will be the one who is tired, LOL!!! I agree with the PP. Yes it is a long flight, but most longer flights do offer food. I recently went to CA with my 19 month old and it was about a 6 hour flight. They had sandwiches etc for sale, but we brought our own food and of course they had drinks so it was fine. We brought a portable DVD player and this airplane like most airlines had an outlet to plug into under the seat for a car type charger adaptor. As for the sightseeing, just make sure you take breaks and plan some special activities that will appeal to your DD. We had a blast in CA, and yes there are always going to be difficulties when traveling, but there are terrific rewards too! Enjoy!!