View Full Version : Squarking or Non-Squarking

14th Nov 2002, 11:06
Many things can destroy the pleasure of a passengers travelling experience, but for pure travelling agony, nothing is worse than the screaming infant close by. The effects of the screaming infant are multiplied exponentially with every sleepless hour that is passed on a longhaul flight.

Why don't airlines offer PAX another level of product whereby they can purchase a seat that offers them a seat that is guaranteed to be free from interference from infant aggravation? As a regular travelling passenger, I would pay extra for this service without a second thought.

Come on airlines, take this one up, it will improve the travelling lives of so many people you wount believe, and there's extra money in it for you.

I know that there can only be certain amounts of infants per zone, but if it makes the airlines extra yield for an infant free zone, it makes even more sense.

Go Airlines, read this post, and do it!!!!!

14th Nov 2002, 11:24
Hope you don't mind me saying so but I think the correct spelling is "Squawking". It's in AIP!

14th Nov 2002, 12:04

The noise that a transponder and a bird makes is way less offensive then the SQUARKING that I am talking about!!

14th Nov 2002, 20:55
Biz class is usually free of infants you could try that area.

Or maybe as well as setting up a seperate area for pax with infants they could have one for those that snore and maybe one for the larger people that spill over onto your seat? But then how do you manage the armrest sharing, maybe we could paint a line down the middle?

15th Nov 2002, 10:22
bassionet (sp?) possitions are usually marked on seating charts, steer clear of those. It seems kids are kept out of exit rows (maybe because of the frequent flyer who always ask for them ;) ) so if you sit near them your odds of being kids/infant free are increased.

if you want a kick free back go for a back row in a section, provided you don't mind missing on on some recline in the seats. Only, don't do it near toilets...

hope that helps

15th Nov 2002, 11:19
Pullock. I go along with that observation 100%.

16th Nov 2002, 13:33
Once had a be-suited gent sit next to us on a flight to Vancouver, spot the 8-month old and start whining pitieously to crew about a seat change. He'd specifically asked for the row with the legroom, despite the row of cots on the bulkhead in front, so he could relax...

I took great delight in poking the 8-month old if he ever looked like getting to sleep.

20th Nov 2002, 18:25
Isn't it ironic therefore, that not only do annoying babies inconvenience all the other travellers in their vicinity, but their parents get to travel in the best seats by default, and at no extra cost!!!

The other travellers thus pay and pay and pay..............

Still if I was offered a higher priced ticket to ensure tranquility in my travel, I would fork out the dough in a second.

20th Nov 2002, 23:50
;) Those Squarking kids will be paying taxes and supporting us all with public services when we are old.

Be a little bit tolerant - 99% of the time the parents are doing their best to keep things down to a dull roar esp. with babies.

I must admit I am less tolerant of rampant undisciplined 4 y.o. kids than of 6 month old babies who have no idea of what is going on.:confused:

24th Nov 2002, 21:14
On Swiss trains they have a quiet section. No cell phones, No children, No talking... I couldn't travel there cos my kids are too noisey.