Just kidding, it really isn't.
I flew out to California to visit my mom on Wednesday and made the mistake of not buying a seat for my 8-month old DD. It would have been ok except that we sat on the runway for two hours and it was so hot on that darn plane. Once we took off, she fell asleep, but she just wants to move all the time. Now I'm getting nervous about the return flight.
Anyone else have experience traveling with lap babies? Next time, I'll just pay the money for an extra seat, and I'm planning to ask if there are any empty seats on the return flight, but it's a nonstop so it will probably be packed.