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14 August 2012 11:05
More than a third of plane passengers would pay more for a childless flight, according to research
Unruly children are one of the biggest annoyances on flights, according to a survey.
More than a third (37%) of Brits polled by TripAdvisor said they would be willing to pay more for their plane ticket if there were no kids on board.
More than 2,000 people were asked about their greatest flight frustrations and 22% said having a child kick the back of their seat topped their list. The same percentage said parents not controlling their children annoyed them most.
Another major irritation was those who reclined their seats without consideration for people sitting behind.
TripAdvisor spokeswoman Emma Shaw said: "Any disturbance when flying is annoying but it seems that unruly children are among the biggest causes of frustration for some passengers."
The survey comes as many people will be preparing to depart on their annual summer break. Whether travelling with or without children people are advised to arrange suitable cover. To this end, don't leave without a great deal on your
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