Even the most child-friendly travellers would probably feel a twinge of dismay when boarding a plane alongside a pair of tiny twin babies.
But passengers on a recent flight from San Francisco to Washington D.C needn’t have worried – as thoughtful parents Christina Diaz and Michael Rubinstein went above and beyond to appease their fellow flyers.
The couple, flying with 14-week-old sons Arrow and Jasper for the first time, handed out ‘apology bags’ containing sweets, a kind note and an offer of earplugs to every passenger on board the five-hour flight.
The note, written in the voice of the tiny tots, read, “We’re twin baby boys on our first flight and we’re only 14 weeks old!
“We’ll try to be on our best behaviour, but we’d like to apologize in advance just in case we lose our cool, get scared or our ears hurt. Our mom and dad (AKA our portable milk machine and our diaper changer) have ear plugs available if you need them”.
Suprised passengers initially thought Christina was a flight attendant handing out welcome packs, but once they read the note were tickled by the gesture and began to laugh and smile at the babies.
Admitting she was “really really, really nervous about getting on the flight” because of the “stigma of getting on the plane with babies”, the first-time mum decided to put together the goody bags to placate any peeved passengers.
And the proud parents’ good deed obviously paid off, as the twins were reported to have remained perfectly cool and composed for the entire flight.