Baby On Board: Etihad Launches in-flight Nanny Service
For even the most experienced traveler, those long-haul flights can start to drag. For parents flying with small children, long flights can be especially challenging. Now, with Etihad Airways’ new nanny service, those flights don’t have to feel quite so long. For passengers traveling with children on their long-haul flights, Etihad provides a free nanny service. The trained nanny will help to entertain the children by engaging them with crafts such as making puppets and other toys. Older children will get a chance to tour the plane with the nanny.
The nanny will provide craft supplies and kid-friendly snacks. She can give the parents a much-needed opportunity to rest on the flight, making the trip more enjoyable for everyone.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, receives government funding for this program. There is no additional charge for the passengers who enjoy the help of an in-flight nanny. Nannies are trained at Norland College in England, where they study child development, psychology, and sociology. Three hundred “flying nannies” are already trained, and Etihad plans to have 500 nannies in the sky by the end of 2013.
Next time you are planning on traveling with your children, consider Etihad Airways. You will definitely appreciate the help on those long flights.