I am flying from Seattle to Jacksonville, FL in August with my 3 kids (2,4,9). My 2 year old needs to be in a carseat (Safety/Medical reasons). She has had 2 open heart surgeries. We try to avoid public places that have tons of germs (think Chuck E Cheese type places). I purchased EBCI for all 4 of us even though technically I can family preboard between A & B. I am hoping to get an A boarding position so that I have time to strap in the carseat (having her contained will minimize what she touches) and wipe down everything possible in our seating area with clorox wipes. My 9 year old will either sit on the Isle beside us or in front of us. She will be okay as long as she is in a row around us. She needs to be as close to the front of the plane as possible as she gets motion sickness very easily. We have found that she does better in the front of the plane than the back of a plane (we fly cross country several times a year). Dramamine doesn't help much. My question is should I try to get a "blue sleeve" so that I have more time to secure my daughters carseat and wipe down everything that my kids may touch? And, so that ODD gets in the front of the plane? I need to do my best to prevent my 2 year old from catching something on the plane. If she gets a bad cold or stomach virus it's possible that she would be admitted to a hospital (which would suck on our vacation). OR, should I just stick with my EBCI boarding position. With an A position (assuming that I get an A) will I have time to do all that I need to do before take off? I will not be putting anything in an overhead bin. Usually my DH travels with us, but the kids and I are going a few weeks ahead of him to visit family and he is meeting us in Orlando. My DH asked me how I was going to do everything myself once on the plane, and I hadn't really thought about it until now. TIA for everyones thoughts and suggestions.