Passengers rate babies’ crying as the biggest irritant on flights
More than 24% of people surveyed by the flight comparison website Fly.com have said crying babies are the biggest annoyance while flying.
Wailing children were rated more irritating than passengers who talk loudly, listen to loud music, snore or even those who kick the seat in front of them.
“Sadly, not much can be done to stop babies crying,” said a Fly.com spokeswoman. However, she did suggest that family-only areas could be a future possibility to contain the noise and ease parents’ embarrassment.
Babies are allowed to fly on most airlines from around 2 weeks old but many little ones may cry as their ears can be more sensitive to changes in air pressure.
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I think you have to put yourself in the parents' shoes.They're not poking the baby so it'll cry and annoy you.Sometimes there's just nothing you can do.
Think I've been on a couple of long haul flights when I wanted to cry.
We have just returned from France, and Jack cried quite a bit on the way over (he was fine returning), he was so tired as we had to get up quite early to go, and although he slept in the car, we had to be at the airport 2 hours before our flight, so he got tired again.
Even though it may have been annoying for other passengers, he wasn't doing it on purpose.
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