Although recently publicized in April, 2012, United Airlines quietly ended its policy of allowing families with small children to pre-board flights early. Until then, following the disabled, families with children could board before other passengers. The thinking was that with all their extra gear and hub-bub, it would make the boarding process easier for everyone.
A Canadian airliner introduced child-free cabins in an April 1st commercial. What a great April Fool's joke! Even if they're our own, flying with children can be tough. Find out how to make it easier!
I just recently read an article where a woman in her second trimester takes a trip on a plane. She said she was so confident she was past her "throwing up stage," but being on the plane reversed all that! She ended up having to brush her teeth several times between the beginning and end of her journey.