Okay let’s set aside for the moment that the best way to travel with a tot is via car. I know people abhor the notion of a toddler at 30k ft, but it needs to happen (unless they build a highway from LAX to NRT). I’ve asked my parental type friends, now it’s time to poll the pros. Assuming the child is 2yo… a) Do you opt for the direct flight or take the connection? b) Do you opt for the red-eye or stick to day flights? c) …and finally what’s in your bag of tricks for soothing and entertaining a wee one?