The plane seat you should always book if you want to avoid kids on a flight – The Sun | The Sun

SCREAMING babies and toddlers are often the worst passengers to sit next to on a plane.

However, you can make your journey much quieter depending on which row you choose when  booking a flight.

Frequent flyers have explained how the exit row means you are less likely to be sat next to young passengers.

One traveller explained that toddlers are "not allowed" to be seated in the rows by the emergency exit.

They added: "If you are able to select your seat, choose one that has an exit row behind it. You may lose the ability to recline your seat, but you are guaranteed that there will not be a toddler behind you."

According to the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), passengers must be at least 15 years old and have enough mobility and strength to be able to assist in an evacuation.

Even if you book exit seats, however, you may have a child sat behind you – but there is also a way to avoid this too.

One person advised reserving two middle seats – one in the exit row and one behind it – if you are travelling as a couple.

They explained: "Since no children can sit in the exit row and parents will want to sit next to their children, you're guaranteed to have child-free seats."

Someone else added that booking exit row seats at the end of the cabin or where the cabin changes classes is a good idea although you would lose the option to recline your seat.

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Booking bulkhead seats is also advised against, according to a flight attendant – while they offer extra legroom, they are also popular with families as they are the only place for bassinets.

It can also be worth flying during the night, as some families avoid this time over fears of unruly kids.

Other advice includes wearing noise-cancelling headphones or booking first class flights – both expensive options.

Thankfully, airlines are adding new features to help passengers avoid kids during a flight.

Japan Airlines has launched a new map to show where babies are sitting on a plane.

AirAsia has quiet zones which only allows passengers over the age of ten while Scoot airlines has seats at the front of the plane which bans kids under the age of 12.

And budget carrier Scoot has a "child-free" zone where you can book seats away from other kids.

A flight attendant has explained that having crew tell a child off can have a much better effect on a screaming baby than their parents.

One man revealed his horror after a child screamed for an entire "29-hour flight".

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