One in seven Brits think babies and toddlers shouldn't be allowed on planes

British holidaymakers would rather fly with smelly or drunk passengers

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Babies and toddlers are the least desirable passengers to travel with, according to a new holiday poll.

One in seven British holidaymakers would rather fly with a smelly or drunk passenger than tiny travellers.

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The research by flight comparison website Jetcost.co.uk revealed that 13 per cent of Britons believe that babies and toddlers should not be allowed on flights until they are five years old.

Brits who voted in the survey were disapproving of their inconsolable crying, temper tantrums and mischievous behaviour.

Jetcost.co.uk conducted the research as part of an ongoing study into Britons' flight experiences and asked 2,196 Britons aged 18 and over, all of whom stated they had flown internationally at least once in the past two years.

All respondents were asked what types of passengers they would least like to fly with. When provided with a list of possible responses and told to select all that applied, the top five responses were as follows:

· Babies and toddlers - 41%
· Passengers that smell - 35%
· Passengers that drink too much – 33%
· Stag/Hen groups - 32%
· Large passengers who exceed their seat - 30%

Antoine Michelat, co-founder of Jetcost.co.uk, said: "It's highly unlikely that babies and toddlers would ever really be banned from travelled by plane, but it's interesting to see just how many people feel this would be a good course of action. They can be disruptive, hard to control and even irritating, but unfortunately flying is a big change from the norm, particularly for the little ones, are they are likely a little over-excited by the situation!"

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