Dad traveling with a baby

Any suggetions/good tips for calming a 16 mos old baby on a flight to the east coast of the US? It’s going to be a long jurney and only dad will be traveling with the baby, plus a stroller, luggage, and a transfer of flight in SF. Much appreciated!!

Lots of candies and a night-flight, so that the kid would be asleep most of the time. It will be hell anyways.

Our flight was only 2,5 hours (mom and a 15mo boy) and even though he slept half of the time, it was still TERRIBLE. Next week we will take a 13-hour-flight, maybe I will have more tips after that.

Tell him to be REALLY nice to the cabin crew. They’ll help him a lot.