Youngsters on jets
Let's talk about kids travel.
What do you think about this subject?
We all know what we want and expect when we travel. We pay big bucks to have the best experience we can. Quick to the destination and hopefully the weather will be on our side.
We all know what kids do though. Is it fair to expect everyone to cater to our kids? Smile and sit on the edge of the seat as they kick from behind. Being forced to listen to screaming for hours, while having a quite conversation or reading a book.
Kids have the need for airline travel, so what would be a solution to these concerns? Could there be special areas on planes for parents and kids? Or special rules? (no kicking the other seats for example) Or kids have to have a seat bought for them, not just a lap.
I'm a mixture of thoughts on this. Personally I feel parents should wait to travel if they feel their child is a handful at home. They aren't going to turn into angels on a plane. If they are well behaved, they could give it a try. Little ears still have pain though. I traveled alot as a child but my dad was in the Navy and we lived on islands. Traveling by car was not an option. My mom would pack us a fun bag and we were so excited to dig into them while flying. Being naughty wasn't an option and we KNEW it at a fairly early age. Obviously babies aren't going to know better. Is there any thoughts on how babies could be on board and still distract as few customers as possible?
So many parents think everyone loves their screaming child like they do. You see it all over the place, but on a plane, it's impossible to get away from them. Do you see any solutions the airlines might try to help the parents and the travelers who don't love those little ones as much as their parents think they do?
With airlines pushing their seats closer and closer, I don't see any airlines catering to parents with small children, not that they should but for the sake of their clients who travel without them, I think it would be wonderful to have flights that have child /parent areas in the back by the bathrooms. Options for others not to sit by them, or cheaper fairs for those who do. Maybe fairs should cost MORE for babies on board.
So any ideas??