There’s no sound worse than a baby crying in public – and it’s even worse when you’re sitting next to one on a plane.
While many people have come to associate flying with frustration because of crying kids, American airline JetBlue had passengers singing a different tune on a recent flight from New York to Long Beach, California.
In their ‘FlyBabies’ promotional video, JetBlue detailed the difficulties of flying with a baby from a mother or father’s perspective – with most parents worried their children would get tired and fussy mid-flight, upsetting other passengers. So the airline decided to turn this into a positive.
Every time a baby cried on the flight to California, JetBlue would offer 25 per cent off each passenger’s next flight. There were five babies on board – so the chances of a free flight were pretty good.
And in the end, all it took were four cries for the 140 passengers to be rewarded with a free roundtrip ticket on JetBlue.
Unfortunately though, it was a one time deal for passengers on board the California bound flight. But maybe other airlines will jump on the free flights band wagon.
Crying babies never sounded so good.
Watch the full video here: