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Added 3 September, 2013

In bid for high-end families, airline offers nannies in the sky for passengers with kids in tow

Recently on WikiTrend we wrote about luxury hotels catering to families. Now it's the airlines turn, led by Etihad Airways the national airline of the United Arab Emirates. The airline's on-board childcare experts, identified by bright orange aprons and an arts and crafts kit filled with a variety playthings to keep even the most restless young flier entertained. According to the airlines, 500 Flying Nannies will be working across the network by the end of this year, and also be available on the ground in the first and business-class lounges. According to Aubrey Tiedt, Etihad Airways' vice president for Guest Services, "The feeling that there is someone there on a flight equipped to help and understand children provides a kind of a safety net for the parents who often feel alone and are under immense stress from their children and sometimes from other guests - who are themselves tired and under stress - and so are not patient with younger guests sitting next to them,"
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