traveling with babies

The two women in front of me spent the entire flight speculating as to why that "sweet man" was traveling alone with that baby. "Should we offer to help him get his stuff off the plane?" they asked. As the plane went up, my jaw continued to drop.
When I found out I was going to attend SXSW Interactive 2014, I did what any expectant mama would do: started a Twitter account for my unborn child.
One would think that in an era of increasingly sweet perks for an ever-shrinking percentage of fliers, the elite-of-the-elite might be content to cool their heels for a New York minute while the few passengers with babies board in slightly less chaotic fashion.
I've battled anxiety my whole life, but was always able to keep it under control, as it only affected me. But now that I have a family of my own, I worry it is affecting them, too.
Many airlines allow children under the age of 2 to fly free as long as they travel as a "lap baby." This can mean major savings, but is it worth it?
A recent survey of every single person on the planet asked, "What's your greatest fear?" One hundred percent of respondents gave the same answer: Being seated next to a baby on a plane.