No Smoking on airplanes is something that everyone is used to, that’s why heavy smokers hate flying, imagine a 12 hour flight with no smoking for someone who is used to smoke a pack a day, that’s harsh.
I am very happy with this rule, since I am an avid non-smoker, and the smell of cigarettes just pisses me off and makes me very aggressive, also I like to keep my lung as clean as possible (kinda hard when I lived in Beirut most of my life, but hey one less pollutant is one less pollutant 🙂 ) .So basically I am really thankful for all the health bureaucrats that decided that this is in the benefit for everybody on the airplane, since polution kills people!
On the other hand, they missed another kind of pollution, which on an airplane is very bad , NOISE Pollution! Okay, they can’t do anything about noise engines, which I am not asking to since it doesn’t bother me, it just becomes part of the background as a low humming noise and its possible to sleep. But the main noise polutant on airplane are (drums rolling): BABIES! yeah BABIES! When I am standing in the queue to board the airplane I start counting the amount of kids and babies that are boarding with us, to calculate the rate of stress that’s gonna be on the airplane, specially if there are babies under the age of 3!
Everyone knows that babies ‘ ears are very sensitive to pressure, the minute they are on the airplane they will start crying, no matter how long the flight lasts, that’s guaranteed. Parents are to blame, we do not need a crying baby for 12 hours! its not our problem that you have to travel, the other people are not really happy about your baby not letting us sleep for hours, not only that, the stress that causes us is huge, and if you don’t really know, STRESS KILLS! yes parents you are contributing with our slow death from stress!Thank you very much!
So I propose that airlines have some flights that are babies free as much as they are smoking free, or even better, some limited flights that babies are allowed in! round all the parents with crying babies together and let them suffer the consequence and stress of their crying babies all together, maybe it would punish them enough for deciding to bring them into this overpopulated , polluted, about-to-be-flooded world.
Thanks for reading my harsh post, but I am still stressed from yesterday’s 5 hours-3 babies crying- Flight!