A survey of over 2,000 Britons, found that 22 per cent of respondents claim that having a child kicking the back of their seat is their biggest pet peeve, while a further 22 per cent said Parents not controlling their children is their biggest frustration when flying.
The number one faux pas, according to 29 per cent of Britons, are inconsiderate seat recliners.
Even on a short-haul holiday the flight makes up a significant part of the travel experience, and a stressful flight can really have a negative impact."
The survey also reveals that some Britons are so exasperated with unruly children on flights that 37 per cent would be willing to fork higher fares for a child-free flight.
When asked whether young children should be allowed to fly in first-class or business-class cabins, opinions were divided – 34 per cent feel they should be excluded while 36 per cent feel that they shouldn’t, with the remainder undecided.
TripAdvisor spokesperson Emma Saw said: "Even on a short-haul holiday the flight makes up a significant part of the Travel experience, and a stressful flight can really have a negative impact.
"Any disturbance when Flying is a frustration but it seems that unruly children are among the biggest frustrations for some passengers.
“Whether we can expect to see any airlines offering child-free flights in the future remains to be seen, but it’s clearly a topic that fiercely divides opinion.”
Shabana Adam @Shabana_FAM