Budget airlines 'least child friendly'Ryanair and Easyjet come bottom of poll

13 February 2008

Budget carriers Ryanair and Easyjet have been voted the least child-friendly airlines in a new poll.

And Virgin Atlantic was voted top when it comes to looking after children on board; rival British Airways was a close second.

The survey also found that 22% of parents considered travelling with children ‘hell on earth’.

Worry

The poll, conducted to coincide with a new book on travelling with children, revealed that parents’ greatest worry is packing and carrying everything the children need.

Fawzia Rasheed de Francisco, author of the Rough Guide to Travel with Babies and Young Children, said: ‘Budget airlines tend to be allocated inconvenient gates in airports, involving long distances, negotiating stairs and buses – tough going with children.’