I was appalled at Julie Johnson’s article, “No Right To Kid Free Existence,” and her view on squalling children. Paying customers, whether they be on an airplane or in a restaurant, should not be submitted to someone else’s misbehaving children. They’re not paying to be submitted to a crying child. I removed parents and their crying children from several flights during my career as an airline pilot. I also raised two children of my own, and would quietly remove them from any public place, such as restaurants, theaters, etc., if they ever created a disturbance. I suggest that Johnson might consider doing the same lest someone do it for her.

Brian M. Brownell