People Call For ‘No-Kids Flights’ After Child Keeps Everyone Awake With Glow-In-The-Dark Costume

People are calling for 'no-kids flights' after a child kept everyone awake with a glow-in-the-dark costume.
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People are calling for ‘no-kids flights’ after a child kept everyone awake with a glow-in-the-dark costume.

While the joys of travel are evident, the flying experience often falls short of delightful.

From security checks to cramped legroom and the anxiety of soaring through the skies in a metal vessel powered by fossil fuels, air travel can be quite the ordeal.

As if these trials weren’t enough, the chorus of a child’s cry echoing through the aircraft cabin can send shivers down passengers’ spines, prompting some to contemplate child-free flights.

Though the child is not to blame – many adults would likely do the same if it were socially acceptable – the disruption caused by a toddler’s illuminated fluffy rabbit onesie has reignited discussions about child-free flights.

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A recently circulated image portrays a child wearing said outfit while passengers around struggle to sleep in the dimmed cabin.

Social media swiftly became a platform for frustrated travellers to express their exasperation.

Calls for the implementation of child-free flights gained traction.

One commenter asserted the need for an option to book a flight without children: “This is why we need the option for a no-kids flight when booking.”

Another quipped: “If the parent refuses to take that off the child then the child is going to learn the truth about Santa, the Easter bunny and the tooth fairy all in under six minutes.”


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However, this debate isn’t without opposition. Some highlighted that focusing solely on children might miss the mark.

In-flight disturbances can come from various quarters, and kids are not the exclusive source of discomfort.

In June, tour operator TUI booted a group of seven men from a stag party off a flight due to their disruptive behaviour, which included shouting and wolf-whistling at flight attendants.

Child in a glow-in-the-dark costume.
People are calling for ‘no-kids flights’ after a child kept everyone awake with a glow-in-the-dark costume. Credit: @sarcasm_only/Instagram

While some travellers advocate for child-free flights to ensure a peaceful journey, others recognise that a harmonious cabin environment relies on the cooperation of all passengers, regardless of age.

The challenges of air travel, from cramped spaces to potential disruptions, call for collective consideration.

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While the debate continues, perhaps a more holistic approach to fostering a pleasant flying experience is in order.

Encouraging passengers to show empathy, respect and consideration for their fellow travellers could create a better atmosphere for everyone, regardless of age.

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.