Cranky on the Web (March 5 – 9)

Do babies and first class mix?CNN Out of the Office
I brought the babies in first class debate over to CNN this week, and I used comments from a lot of you to add to the discussion.

Staying Power: In a mobile world airlines and passengers are still keen on kiosksAPEX Magazine
This month I wrote a feature on the future of kiosks. There is a future, but it’s not just about checking you in for flights.

In the Trenches: Considering the Shark TankIntuit Small Business Blog
I love watching Shark Tank on ABC, but it’s not because I wish I could be in the shoes of those small business owners by any stretch.

One-On-One With Brett Snyder, President and “Chief Airline Dork” of Cranky ConciergeExpertFlyer Blog
After my two small city guest posts, ExpertFlyer did an interview with me.

Five tips for getting a better airplane seatCNN On the Go
CNN doubled up with me this week. The second was for their On the Go series (which will apparently run on HLN all weekend). I wrote a companion piece that CNN put up here.

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Travel News - March 11th 2012 to March 12th 2012David SF eastbayAsarkissCFAxelsarkis Recent comment authors
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There’s more babies in first class, then you think, Brett. The real issue here is the crying. The annoyance of listening to an infant crying isnt fun for anyone. Some parents are proactive and some arent, they’re oblivious to the fact, crying is disturbing others around them. I cant tell you how many times I’ve suggested a few tricks of the trade. Is your child tired? Have they slept today/are they cranky? <—Ha. Reason being, the BRIGHT LIGHT that comes in from the windows isnt condusive to sleeping. It irritates the infant and they cry. Turn out the lights too.… Read more »


I know YOU will, Brett, but others, educate yourself on:


I was watching CNN this morning and I saw Brett… I was surprised; I did not know you were also an on-air commentator.

David SF eastbay

I don’t watch network TV so don’t know what Shark Tank is, the only sharks I know are on the Discovery Channel during shark week….lol

For the continuing baby question, it would be interesting to hear from more inflight crew members on their take of your question. They might actually like babies/kids in first/business over some of the adults who fly.


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