I must admit to being one of those people who is wary of infants on planes. I tend to sit near the back of the plane (I'm usually on Southwest, with open seating) because there are less small children there. However, this backfired on a flight from Orlando to Baltimore, since a couple with a baby who screamed nearly the whole flight brought her to the very rear of the plane by the lavatory. Thus she was further away from many passengers, but right behind us.
I should add that I do not hate babies. I often find them charming. And I don't blame the baby for feeling lousy and screaming. It just grated on my nerves. (I'm also sure that it would be different if it were my baby.)
So I must heartily congratulate KidTums for being such a good traveler! (And I have no qualms about possibly sharing a bus with her on the MidWest trip. It's KidTums, after all!)