A mom and her 2-year old were kicked off the flight because the child was crying: http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_13671032?source=rss&nclick_check=1 Personally, I find crying children as annoying as the next person. When we travel, I bring an arsenal of new toys, DVDs, snacks and comfort items to keep them entertained and soothed. But as a parent of two young children, I have learned that you cannot have 100% control over your children's emotions, especially in today's flying environment. We've had to endure long lines at airport security, long waits for delayed planes (4 out of our last 6 flights have been delayed more than 3 hours!), cramped quarters, and enough unpleasantness that even adults need a lot of patience to be able to endure. I'm sure the kid would have eventually calmed down, if they would have been given the chance. To have been escorted out in such a humiliating fashion clearly indicates to me that this is one airline I will rather not fly in the future.