Lonely Planet Writer

Parents flying with twin babies pass out goodie bags to sweeten the deal

Flying with young children is not for the faint-hearted, and as many a traveller can attest to, sitting next to a crying child on a flight is no picnic either.

Baby on a plane
Children can be hard to occupy on a flight. Image by Getty Images

That’s why two parents in the US deserve major respect for their thoughtful idea to pre-emptively avoid their fellow passengers’ evil stares by literally sweetening the deal.

Passengers boarding a flight to Orlando from Newark on Sunday were handed goodie bags by two parents that were travelling with young twins.

Inside the goodie bags was a selection of sweets and treats, a set of ear plugs, and a note from the two babies.


“Hello! Our names are Ashley & Abby. We’re twins, we just turned 18 months and this is our first time on an airplane! We are heading to FL to see Grandma & Grandpa, and Mommy & Daddy said something about a mouse,” the note read.

‘We’ll try to keep our cool, but in case we decide to get crazy, we’ve provided a sweet treat and some earplugs for your enjoyment.”

Travelling with two babies on an airplane for the first time can be an ordeal
Travelling with two babies on an airplane for the first time can be an ordeal Image by Getty Images

The post received a lot of attention, gathering over 18,000 likes and 1800 shares, and according to Christina Galese, the passenger who first shared a photograph of the goodie bag, the two girls were well behaved throughout the entire flight. “The twins were the most adorable and well-behaved little girls ever!!’ she said. “I never had to reach for the ear plugs once – the only time I opened the bag was to have a piece of chocolate.”