Flying on a aircraft for some adults nonetheless stays fairly an disagreeable expertise. So simply think about how overseas and troublesome it ought to be for the infants and their dad and mom. To fight that, again in 1953, one airline firm has engineered an answer which appears to be like fairly weird by at present’s requirements.
The corporate we’re speaking about was British Abroad Airways Company – BOAC (the predecessor of British Airways). They’ve created a hammock-like “skycots” for infants touring long-distance. These could be connected to the baggage rack, permitting the toddler to sleep comfortably and safely (the design of the cot prevented them from falling out). Nonetheless, the kid needed to be held by a dad or mum for take-off and touchdown, which is identical observe, though visually modified, that survived to today.
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