Kiwi applauded for calling out drunk men who swore at crying baby on flight

  • 14/09/2023

A Kiwi woman has called out a group of drunk men who swore at her baby for crying on a flight.

The woman was flying home from Bali via Sydney Airport on Monday night with her baby who was celebrating his first birthday.

Aboard the Qantas flight was a group of middle-aged Australian men who she said were drunk and acting like "real tough guys". They had their seats reclined back as far as they go, leaving no room for her to sit properly with her baby on her lap.

During the flight, she said the men were laughing loudly which kept waking up her son, causing him to cry.

The woman claims the men would then swear at her baby for crying.

"Babies are not the problem on flights," she posted on social media.

Thankfully, the woman said the flight attendants stepped in.

"They told them to raise their seats so I could get back into mine with the sleeping baby, and eventually stopped serving them drinks. I bet they've seen it all before and worse!"

The mother explained how the changing cabin pressure on flights and the plane's loud engine can upset small children and emphasised the importance of offering parents some understanding. 

"It can be pretty hard on them at times, and then other times they travel like an absolute dream," she said.

The woman was applauded for sharing her experience on social media with many parents sympathising with her.

"I'm so sorry that happened to you. I honestly don't know what's happened to people, so much entitlement and lack of consideration," one person commented.

"I'd rather sit next to a fussy baby than a drunk man any and every day," another commented.

"Oh, how disgusting! No, babies are never problems," a third said.