For some people, there’s nothing worse than sitting down for a long-haul flight and then realizing you’re sitting next to a child.
Whether it’s kicking around in the seat, screaming, or just being a nuisance, children can often behave in ways that make a flight even less pleasant for those sitting near them.
This is exactly what happened to a young couple on a recent flight who struggled with the toddler in the seat in front of them taking their things and tickling their legs.
In a videoFilmed by passenger Celina Adornetti and shared on Instagram by the American Transport Security Administration, Celina and her partner are seen sitting on the plane while a child’s hand repeatedly pokes at their legs from the front seat.
The couple look confused in the footage as the boy tickles them and tries to steal their headphones and mobile phones.
A caption reads: “POV you’re sitting behind a toddler sleeping parents on your flight.”
While some people commented on the video saying they found it cute, the majority of viewers said they would wake up the parents in front of them to get the child to stop.
One said: “There’s nothing cute about it.”
Another wrote: “With all due respect I wake up these parents.”
A third added: “Someone hasn’t taught their child about space, boundaries and not taking other people’s things without their permission.”
Others said it was events like these that fueled the desire for child-free flights.
One said: “I want to start a child-free airline. I just need investors.”
Others were on board and replied: “YES PLEASE!” “yes yes yes yes yes yes” and “Take my money.”
This is just the latest incident that has led to passengers demanding flights without children, while many other air trips have been disrupted by teenagers in one way or another.
That includes a flight in August where a child wore “the most annoying outfit ever,” with flashing lights that kept everyone awake.
A viral video showed the child wearing a glow-in-the-dark strobe outfit on board a night flight.
Fortunately, some airlines, such as Turkish airline Corendon, have taken notice and are planning to introduce child-free zones on their flights to prevent such problems.
A solid partition made of walls and curtains separates them from the rest of the cabin where children are allowed to sit.
Atilay Uslu, founder of Corendon, said the child-free zone aims to “accommodate travelers seeking extra peace of mind during their flight.”
The adults-only zones will be added next month on flights between Amsterdam and the Caribbean island of Curacao.
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