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I don't like children in 1st class airport lounges!

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Sunnsoo Sun 12-Jun-16 12:07:38

Just that really....

A lot of airport lounges let people bring a kid in for free if the parent has a pass/1st class ticket.

I have a Loungekey because I have anxiety and need to relax/clear my head before flying.

However, I have noticed a sharp increase in the amount of kids in these lounges recently... Running around, picking at the buffet, spilling fizzy drinks... I find it stressful to watch!

AIBU to think that if you take your kid into a quiet/luxury area, then you make them be quiet and behave?!?

ProcrastinatorGeneral Sun 12-Jun-16 12:08:41

If they've paid, tough shit. It's not just for you, as much as I empathise with the flight anxiety.

MaltyCocoa Sun 12-Jun-16 12:09:16

I think the bigger issue is, children anywhere should behave.

Quiet... Well children make noise. But behaving can be controlled by the adults

brummiesue Sun 12-Jun-16 12:09:29

So can you afford 1st class travel as well as your 'loungekey'? Their parents obviously can so they have every right to be there

pinkyredrose Sun 12-Jun-16 12:09:58

YANBU. Why not email the airport and see what they say?

TheNaze73 Sun 12-Jun-16 12:10:04

YANBU. Really gets my goat, screaming beats ruining the ambience. Not the fault of the parents though, it's the airlines & airports allowing them to book in the first place

expatinscotland Sun 12-Jun-16 12:10:26

Tough shit. They paid up.

Thefitfatty Sun 12-Jun-16 12:10:29

The lounges themselves aren't "quiet zones" so YABU. If you were in a special quiet room (which some of the lounges do have) and they were coming in there, then you would have a point. Otherwise YABU.

FeckinCrutches Sun 12-Jun-16 12:11:05

I always take my children into the first class lounge, why would't I? They don't run around though!

BishopBrennansArse Sun 12-Jun-16 12:11:10

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AgentProvocateur Sun 12-Jun-16 12:11:30


Oldraver Sun 12-Jun-16 12:11:47

It isnt an area for quiet...its an area for those that have paid.

FeckinCrutches Sun 12-Jun-16 12:12:01

There is an adult only section in mine come to think of it.

Sunnsoo Sun 12-Jun-16 12:13:35

Which lounge is that, feckles?

Mumandmama Sun 12-Jun-16 12:14:03

I don't like people pulling faces at me as I take my well behaved child into a lounge I've paid to use as part of my first class ticket, so it's swings and roundabouts, isn't it.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 12-Jun-16 12:16:18

Well that's just tough really, isn't it.

FeckinCrutches Sun 12-Jun-16 12:17:01


disappoint15 Sun 12-Jun-16 12:17:10

Well, of course you are being unreasonable as airport lounges are not specifically designed for people who have anxiety about flying. They are for people who have paid for a ticket or have frequent flyer benefits.

You are not being unreasonable if the lounge is designated a quiet area and there are children running around making a noise, in which case you should complain to those in charge of the lounge.

PaulDacresMicroPenis Sun 12-Jun-16 12:17:15

Settles in

MrsBobDylan Sun 12-Jun-16 12:19:01

I have flight anxiety - fortunately I can't really afford a holiday let alone first class travel so this isn't a problem for me.

Sorry for being unable to muster sympathy for your first class, first world problem.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 12-Jun-16 12:21:30

There are plenty of things I don't like, but that's just tough shit, I guess
. The world ain't going to pussy foot around or ponder to me.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 12-Jun-16 12:22:51

grin.. Paul.
What type of animal is that little guy.
He's very handsome.

PaulDacresMicroPenis Sun 12-Jun-16 12:27:39

No idea ilive but I bet he's no bother in a first class lounge!

Jelliedeels Sun 12-Jun-16 12:30:43

YABU they have paid.

What would writing to airport accomplish... Nothing as they will say the same

Change airlines

MeAndMy3LovelyBoys Sun 12-Jun-16 12:30:47

You aren't paying to not be around children, you're paying to be in the first class lounge which can be used by everyone if they pay too, including children whose parents have paid for them. First class doesn't automatically mean children behave impeccably.
Now if it was a quiet zone, I would agree that the parents should try to keep their children quiet. But as we all know it's not that easy. I simply wouldn't use a quiet zone as I know my children wouldn't keep quiet.

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