i just flew HK to London in a cathay pacific business class. In a cabin of 40 seats in the business class, there were, I counted, no less than 10 children, all ranging from less than 12 months to 5 or 6 years old. I was luckily surrounded by the 12 months, a 2 year old and 2 boys of about 5 or 6. I chose the cathay pacific business class thinking of the private booths with privacy peace and quiet, especially when I needed the rest to work immediately on touch down, but it turned out with so many kids in that cabin, I was in the constant anticipation of an explosion of shouting, laughter, crying or screaming from the children around me.
I agree completely any child has a right to fly in any class of seats, and certainly would not discriminate against this. But perhaps some policy of grouping babies together would be helpful to long haul travellers ?
Does anyone have the same experience? Does any airline have policy of grouping children and parents together as much as possible and thus possible giving a hassle free long haul journey to other passengers?