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Travelers are sympathetic to parents flying with kids

Traveling with children may not be as stressful as you think

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As families stress over traveling with their small children this holiday season, a new study reveals many travelers will be sympathetic to parents.

Flying with children is tough, but a survey by Travelzoo finds close to 65% of travelers will be sympathetic to parents with crying babies, and will offer help and a smile.

On the flip side, when it comes to slightly older flying companions, the data shows 65% of those same respondents do get upset when there's a disruptive child on the flight.

When asked to choose which is worse, a delayed flight or a crying baby in an adjoining seat, 79% said a delayed flight is worse.