I was shocked, well maybe just surprised to read that a Trip Advisor survey found that 59% of airline passengers thought that parents who let their kids run wild were the most annoying air passengers http://www.canada.com/topics/travel/familytravel/story.html?id=1058015.
The parents I talk to are usually so stressed out about trying to keep their kids contained and not bothering other passengers whey they fly that I wonder who these ‘other’ parents are.
On my last flight with the kids, we had to sit across the aisle from each other instead of in the same row. It was pretty stressful because I wondered how the other passengers that sat next to my children would feel about it. I was also keeping a close eye on exactly who they were sitting next to.
My son (4 years old) is very outgoing and immediately introduced himself to his ‘seat mates’. My daughter (also 4 years old) on the other hand, took one look at the man and woman in her row and said, “No thank you”, and proceeded to walk towards the back of the plane where we had sat last time. I switched with her.
By the end of the flight my son had made a cozy little nest with his head resting on the passenger next to him (I checked with her several times to see if she minded). So cute.
Is it possible that maybe that passenger was screaming inside and wishing that kids were not on her flight? I sure hope not, but after reading this survey….