Leah Berenson
Leah Berenson
March 4, 2024 ·  2 min read

People Call for Child-Free Flights After Passenger Endures Baby Crying for 29-Hour Flight

Taking kids on flights is always a tough situation. Most of us are grateful to be on an airplane with a window seat and not too many people around. But some people have to face a very uncomfortable situation. In fact, this kind of trip can become dangerous if people constantly feel suffocated by kids screaming and shouting elsewhere on the plane.

Another person recently talked about a trip that would stay in his mind forever. The man was upset the whole 29-hour trip to Berlin because he had to deal with a screaming child who wouldn’t stop. It’s a good thing that the man, Henry Beasley of the New Zealand music duo Balu Brigada, found the situation funny. Based on the child’s screams’ length and pitch, he chose to rate them. 

The singer suffering through the flight.
Image Credits: @balubrigada

Viral TikTok: Musician Documents Plane Ride with Screaming Kids

That video of the singer flying with kids that showed up on TikTok lets you see how much pain Henry is in. He still chooses to sit through the yelling. One of the things he says in the description is, “The kid’s got some lungs.” As the child lets out another screech, Henry praises it for having “great projection.”


Hey babe, how was your flight?

♬ original sound – Balu Brigada

Now Henry had big headphones to help him deal with what was going on. But he chose to use the lemons to make lemonade. He wore the headphones around his neck the whole time. In the end, he said, “Stellar performance, incredible stamina,” as he kept going over the screams. “10/10.” It’s not clear where the musician was going with the kids, but it takes about 31 hours to fly from New Zealand to Berlin, with a couple of stops along the way. 

Kid-free Flights? The Debate Takes Off

As it often does on social media, a discussion quickly broke out. Some of them said something about how bad things were for Henry. Many people felt sorry for the parents of this upset child. “Honestly, there should be kid-free flights and kid flights,” said one person.  While someone else said, “The anger I feel just watching this.” This flight gets a 0/10 from me. “I know some people don’t have the choice, but I never took my babies or toddlers on flights,” said another TikTok user. “Ever. Everyone is hurting.

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