I recently flew CHC to LGW with Cathay pacific, and upgraded to business for the 2nd leg, as it was 12+ hrs and overnight.
Very pleased with cabin and seat and looked forward to a restful flight.
And then I noticed 2 Children in the 2 centre seats directly behind ours. They were about 8 - 10yrs old, and obviously excited and in high spirits (noisy!)
We thought ok they'll probably settle and sleep! And they did - for a while.
So did I - again for a while.
But then they woke up about 6 hours into the flight, and started to play about, climbing over their seats, and peering over ours.
The FA came to tell them to be quiet, but they didn't take much notice.
I asked if they had an adult with them, and was told " yes, their mother, but she's asleep' !!
I said " well nobody else is"!
That made me annoyed and I felt she should have woken her.
This continued for a while until she did eventually wake up, and they went quiet for a bit, watching tv etc.
But then they started banging the floor and kicking my seat.
At this point, I got up and told him to please stop - must have given him 'The Look' that mothers have lol, 'cos he stopped then.
Now some people say that kids shouldn't be allowed in business, but I don't agree with that.
Why should anyone, whatever class, have to put up with it?
If you are taking kids anywhere, on a plane, a bus, to a restaurant, you should control them.
I recently saw a piece written by a restaurant critic, where he commented that instead of focussing on 'Child Friendly Restaurants', we should instead concentrate on raising 'Restaurant Friendly Kids'.
Just wondered what you guys think about this
And btw, the kid I'd told off looked at me a bit warily when we were disembarking, so 'the look' must still work lol.
My kids still laugh about it some 35 years on