...are annoying as fuck! I would pay extra to not sit near one. A 16 hour hell ensues 😢
The wails of this kid manages to seep through the noise cancellation in my earphones (a bit exaggerated, but can’t put the earphones on for that long).
- Microsoft ВlindI'm very calm, and love kids, so some random newborn baby cries don't bother me much. But this last transatlantic flight was with a toddler girl, who traveled with her grandparents. She had some sort of panic attack, and literally yelled non stop. Her grandparents didn't speak her language (they live somewhere in Europe, while she's US born), so whatever they tried to tell her to calm down, had zero effect. She looked very scared and just yelled. At some point I tried to play with her to distract, it helped for about 30 minutes, then she remembered something and started to scream again, full volume, till our plane landed. After this case I don't even notice kids in flights, she raised the bar way too high.
- Zillow Group ysdX26Saw a good blog post today with tips on how parents can make a plane ride not sucks so bad for everyone. Parents, please take this advice and be parents. https://nomascoach.boardingarea.com/travel/how-to-survive-traveling-with-little-kids-the-airplane/
- Microsoft lalalondSome kids are on the autism spectrum. It will be 10x harder to keep such kid calm if at all possible. Sometimes we have to take the things as is.
There are few bad parents though. I have not seen that group in my 40+ roundtrips yet surprisingly. Perhaps it is because I have kids but I was never bothered by the kids in the plane even before having kids.
Air plane ride can be scary for many adults as well. You can tell people get very nervous when the pilot mentions about gust. I can understand kids being scared and screaming so that doesn’t bother me. Adults who laugh loudly are annoying.
- Microsoft richardheaKids are annoying as fuck, regardless of location. In general, you have better chances at avoiding them at more expensive places - most young families try to optimize their expenses. So even if you are scrudge who would not pay for business, avoid the cheapest flights/airlines.