I don’t know one parent of a young child who hopes that their baby cries non stop the entire flight across the country, or that their toddler kicks the seat in front of them for the duration of their international flight. NO, every parent I know will break out ever tool they have to create the happiest calmest children when stuck at 30,000 feet with no escape! However, despite everything parents are doing to make flying as smooth as possible for their families, airlines are doing everything they can to create “Baby Ghettos” click here: http://online.wsj.com/article/the_middle_seat.html for a very timely article on the various methods that have been used to split families into middle seats across the plane. There are also some helpful suggestions on making sure you have a seat assignment before you board your next flight.
How the Airlines Are Creating Baby Ghettos