Screaming babies on a plane: Why did these passengers applaud?

This airline turned a nightmare into a dream come true

Crying baby on a plane!?

It's every passenger's worst nightmare: a crying baby on board a flight.

But one airline in the US recently conducted a stunt at 37,000ft which had passengers actively hoping that the babies on board would start to scream.

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JetBlue put four babies and their parents on a flight from New York to California.

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During the usual boarding process, it was clear that fellow passengers were praying they weren't seated near them, and the babies duly released their typical cries and shrieks.

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It wasn't until after takeoff the crew announced that on today's flight each cry would be the equivalent to 25 per cent off their next flight. That meant a free flight for everyone if there were four outbursts...

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