Took Annie on a trip. She's a CHAMP and even managed to win over the SUPER stick in the mud businessman sitting next to us on the return trip who didn't even ACKNOWLEDGE Annie until we landed...at which point he turned to her and said, "Annie, I'll sit next to you anytime." (and yes, I did nurse next to him). Not hard to believe she got to him -- I mean look at this lady!
BUT I AM NOT HAPPY WITH UNITED (or maybe airlines in general) for three reasons:
1. Why do you no longer let people with small children pre-board? Do you think somehow babies now take less time to get organized? Do you think moms are less frazzled today? Let me tell you -- we are not. I promise.
2. What is the deal with keeping the *potential* need for an INF boarding pass a secret? OK...you say a baby can sit on a parent's lap until they are 1 and do not need a ticket...but you leave out that they may need a BOARDING PASS to get through security?? Come on. (But this one is tricky since only 1 of the 2 TSA people asked me for it...love consistency.)
3. THIS IS THE BIG ONE -- WTF is UP with removing the CHANGING TABLES from the airplanes??? You realize this leaves the very gross options of (1) changing the baby at the seat and ignoring the fact that you are COMPLETELY invading the air space of the person next to you, (2) changing the baby on the floor next to the bathroom and hoping no one steps on you/her, (3) changing the baby on the closed SUPER stanky toilet seat and HOPING she doesn't touch ANYTHING or fall on the floor, or (4) letting her sit in poop.
I opted for #3. Happy to report Annie survived. Sad to say Tigger got stranger pee on him.