Is it rude to fly first class with a child?

I am getting ready to go visit my in-laws next week. My husband is in WLC so I will be traveling alone. I was thinking about upgrading to first class just to have the extra room, since the seat I have now is in the middle row. It is a five hour flight, but I don't want to be rude to other passengers.

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2-1CavWife

Asked by 2-1CavWife at 12:38 PM on Jan. 14, 2009 in Travel

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  • Frankly, most people who fly in first class did not buy a first class ticket. They are in first class because they are in an elite frequent flyer program that automtically upgrades their tickets. Business people who fly all the time are in these programs (you fly X number of miles in 1 year, they automatically upgrade you). This is the reason I flew in first class with my 21 month old daughter a few weeks ago---my husband has elite status and got automatically bumped up and so we switched seats so I'd have the extra room. And boy, did that extra room come in handy when my daughter woke up from her nap early and freaked out! Seriously, though, it was great to have a hot meal served to us for her to eat. It was great to have the extra room when reaching down into the diaper bag to get out stuff (I actually could see what I was doing!). I say go for it!
    evwsquared

    Answer by evwsquared at 4:44 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

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  • You have every right to be on that place with your child. Do what makes YOU and your baby comfortable and ignore everyone else.
    ReneeK3

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 12:39 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

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  • why should it be rude?! i dont really get your problem.

    if you have the money for it then do it.
    m.robertson811

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 12:40 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

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  • I meant to type "plane" not place.
    ReneeK3

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 12:40 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

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  • I just know that a lot of people might get pissed off paying the money to be more comfortable and having a toddler next to them. She has always been great on planes and has flown a lot, people always tell me she is the best baby they have ever sat next to. I just want to be considerate of other passengers since it is miserable flying. I appreciate your answers, makes me feel less like a creep, lol.
    2-1CavWife

    Answer by 2-1CavWife at 12:48 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

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  • be rude! You're paying for that hefty ticket who cares what they say BTW its not rude that's just silly
    Apr1l

    Answer by Apr1l at 12:49 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

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  • I would in a heartbeat upgrade if I could afford too. Do what will make you and your baby comfortable. If you are comfortable and less stressed than your baby will definitely be calm on the flight. My Mom has been a flight attendant for Delta for close to 20 years and she has always said that there are some very impatient passengers that travel first class so just beware of that before you decide to pay for the upgrade. But IMHO,  I would just enjoy my flight because I payed for the upgrade just as everyone has for first class.

    Cindrella72

    Answer by Cindrella72 at 12:49 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

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  • if some passengers would get annoyd by a child that doesnt do good on a plane.. well tell them to buy their own plane or complain to the airline who they could dare to let a mother with a child on the plane. ;) lol

    i wouldnt bother about that at all. i flew a few times with my daughter already. She did very good and wasnt complaining at all.. only god knows how she will do at our next flight in a couple months. but if she is crying or whatever then those other passengers will have to deal with it ;) as well as i had to deal with crying babies on a plane when i wasnt a mother yet.

    m.robertson811

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 12:52 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

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  • you fly how you want.
    vbongard

    Answer by vbongard at 12:59 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

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  • Who cares what others think! If first class is how you want to fly then go for it.
    luckysevenwow

    Answer by luckysevenwow at 1:11 PM on Jan. 14, 2009

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