Is it Rude to Fly First Class With a Baby?

We don’t all fly often, but, sometimes, when we do fly, we fly with our baby.

But, what about flying first class? Is it rude to fly first class with a baby?

Read on below and find out!

Is it Rude to Fly First Class With a Baby?

There is nothing rude about flying first class with a baby. In fact, there is nothing rude about flying with a baby at all.

The fact is that people have babies, and people also need or want to fly from time to time. 

Hence, there is nothing ruder about a passenger flying with a baby than there is a passenger flying solo.

Further, if someone has a problem with your baby fussing, that person knows how to put earplugs in.

In first class, there are often free earplugs or earbuds, for just such occasions as someone flying with a crying baby).

How Rude Is it?


On the rude meter’s scale of 1 to 10, flying first class with a baby rates 1

Flying with a baby is no ruder than it is to be a passenger on an airplane, in general.

In other words, it is not rude to fly with a baby, or child, because we all need to fly sometimes.

How else could your baby get from the USA to Tokyo with you for vacation?

Until teleportation devices are created, and are baby-safe, flying with a baby will remain acceptable.

Why isn’t it Rude?

There is little to nothing rude about traveling with a baby, including on airplanes in first class.

People traveling with babies have a much easier time flying in first class than they do in other sections of the plane because of the extra accommodations and space.

First class is a more comfortable way to fly than the economy section. 

There is more leg space, and more space between seats and everything tends to be upgraded nicely.

Common Questions

Can you bring babies in first class?

Yes, you may absolutely bring your babies into first class on the airplane (so long as you’ve paid to do so). 

There are no rules against babies flying with you in first class, except on one or two major airline brands like Malaysia Air.

Can babies sit on your lap in first class?

Babies may indeed sit on your lap in first class if you have paid for a “lap baby” ticket (or whatever the equivalent is on the airline you fly with). 

Children, however, are expected to be in their own seats while traveling in first class.

What do other passengers think about babies in first class?

Most passengers couldn’t care less if you bring your baby into first class on the airplane or not. 

The fact of the matter is that most people who fly first class do so on a regular, and many of them have had their own babies travel with them before (or will in the future). 

When babies are fussing and crying, other first-class passengers will simply deal with it (typically with earbuds, headphones, or earplugs).