Okay- this is a hypothetical. I volunteer with an organization for which I need to travel once or twice a year. For a lot of reasons, the family is a package deal and we all go.
That said, prices of airfare are skyrocketing. And we don't live close to any of the places we need to go.
SO- if you were going on the trip, no matter what, and your choices were driving (let's say 15-18 hours in the car) or flying with a lap baby, what would you choose and why?
Statistically, I realize that flying with a seat for everyone is safest. Statistically, NEXT safest would be flying with a lap baby. Then driving (with everyone properly restrained of course) would be the least safe.
All other factors aside.... (the hassle of a long car-trip with kids etc)
JUST safety-wise- which would you choose? Long car trip? Or infant/toddler lap child on an airplane?