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How to Avoid Sitting Next to a Child on an Airplane?

Babies are fascinating but some of the times it becomes an irritating situation for travelers. There are a few tips that will help you avoid sitting next to a baby during a flight.

Baby in a safety car seat. Safety and security.

Baby in a safety car seat. Safety and security. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Well, it's obvious, that babies are cute and loving, but sometimes traveling with a cute baby gets annoying. Especially, it becomes uncomfortable sometimes when you are trying to concentrate on your work or taking a quick nap while traveling and the baby is crying next to you.

In a recent survey, it was found that 47% of passengers are irritated by noisy children. However, experts have disclosed some of the tips that can help you avoid the seat next to an annoying baby.

Avoiding bulkheads

The best method is to choose a seat far away from the partitions on board or what is called ''bulkheads.'' According to Travel and Leisure, these are the places where a parent can safely protect a baby's crib and are therefore usually occupied by children under the age of one.

Choose Red Eye flights

Red-Eye flights are suited for business travelers, those who do not miss a working day. In addition, it is also better for those who are looking for cheaper flight options.

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Normally parents choose a daytime flight when they are flying with their babies. So, it is also the best option for avoiding noisy babies on a flight and ensuring a peaceful journey.

Bottom Line

If the above options don't work for you, then you can also try switching seats with your fellow passengers if they are fine with it. Otherwise, you will have to rely on noise-canceling headphones or earplugs.

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