Reading a post about crying babies on planes took me back to when my son was 10 months old.(now 18years). I had to take a flight for a funeral, Brisbane to Adelaide via Melbourne.
The moment the plane took off my son threw himself back against my chest and started to scream and would not stop. I tried to feed him and pacify him any way i could. He just would not stop.
I apologise to the poor lady who was sitting next to me.It must have been the flight from hell for her. Not only did she get a screaming, kicking baby but an overweight, crying mother invading her space. I felt so bad i asked them to move the poor woman, i hope she got a much better seat.
It was a Qantas flight and they were very good, they moved the lady then sent an escort to help me change planes in Melbourne and on the next leg moved me to what i assume was business class with a whole row to myself. I braced myself for another horrific flight but before the plane took off my son fell asleep and slept the entire time.
So to all who complain it is probably much worse for the poor parent. Feel sorry for those parents who try to sooth their young .
But there is nothing more annoying than parents who let their kids cry or run amuck with out any attempt to calm the situation.