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Is it selfish to take a child on a long-haul flight? | Updated: 2017-01-13 17:01

Wandermust mummy (UK)

I don't think it's selfish – flying is a fact of life these days and not just for "selfish" and indulgent beach breaks. I'm an expat – seven hours from home. I don't think it's selfish to want my baby to forge a relationship with grandparents and other family members.

The last two flights I've been on have had older gentlemen in the bassinet rows who have complained to me at the beginning of each flight about the presence of a baby. Don't book a bassinet row if you want to reduce the risk of being seated next to a baby! I'd like to point out like ours my baby had never (famous last words) had a meltdown on a plane.

Other people have things that irritate me on flights but I don't tell them not to fly.

Is it selfish to take a child on a long-haul flight?

A family heads for check-in at Guangzhou Railway Station, Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong province, Jan 9, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

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