Passenger films ‘non-stop’ baby screams during 29-HOUR flight from New Zealand to Germany
- Musician on a 29-hour flight recorded the incessant screams of a baby
- He was flying from New Zealand – Germany, which is at least a two-legged flight
- Henry Beasley documented his own deteriorating mental state during the trip
A passenger on a 29-hour flight from New Zealand to Germany recorded the incessant screams of a baby that dogged the journey.
Unfortunate traveller Henry Beasley also documented his own deteriorating mental state as the piercing cries rang out for seemingly the entire duration of the 11,000 mile flight.
The musician, in the band Balu Brigada, was sitting a few rows ahead of the baby and appeared to take it in reasonably good humour.
In a video posted on his band’s TikTok account, he said: ‘Rate my 29 hour flight to Berlin. Strong start,’ unaware of the length and and depth of the distress he was about to go through.
‘The kid’s got some lungs. Great projection,’ he writes, along with close ups of his own gradually suffering face.
Unfortunate traveller Henry Beasley documented his own deteriorating mental state as the piercing cries of a screaming baby rang out for seemingly the entire duration of his 11,000 mile flight
An ugly tick begins to form in his left eye as he furiously chews gum with the endless screaming ringing out in the background.
He even records specific screams and rates them in an effort to maintain his sanity with the caption ‘nice long one here, 100.’
‘Stellar performance, incredible stamina. 10/10,’ he concluded the video, the aircraft in darkness and his patience long eroded.
The video caused a stir on social media and divided respondents between those enraged by the baby’s screams and those sympathetic to the parents.
‘Been there done that. It’s not fun for us either,’ wrote one parent.
‘I’m glad someone didn’t video listening to my kid scream though.’
Another said: ‘You think we enjoy our kids screaming and others around us having to listen to it? Absolutely not.’
Meanwhile, one apparently childless user commented: ‘The rage I get just by watching this.’
The video of the baby’s screams caused a stir on social media and divided respondents between those enraged by the baby’s screams and those sympathetic to the parents
One user thought that flights should be split into those with children and those without.
‘It should be called flights with people who choose not to have kids for their own peace,’ another agreed.
Flights between New Zealand and Germany require at least one stop, and it’s unclear on which leg of the flight Beasley had to endure the screaming – or if it was both.
There have been increasing calls for child-free flights, with some travellers declaring that they are willing to pay more for the privilege.
In a 2012 poll by TripAdvisor, one-third of Britons said that they would pay a higher price if it meant that the flight would have no children onboard.
And twenty-two per cent of the respondents also said that a child kicking the back of their seat was a pet peeve on flights.