GULF AIR is to introduce an in-flight sky nanny service on its routes between Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and London, and the Bahrain ” Sydney flight from 23 November. This move is a result of a survey by the airline which indicated that almost 47% of clients said noisy or badly behaved children were the biggest irritant when travelling by aircraft, beating obnoxious odours (20%), drunk passengers (16%), seat-recliners (13%), arm rest huggers (10%) and people making unwelcome advances or conversation (7%). When asked what was their greatest concern when travelling with children, parents and guardians overwhelmingly said that it was keeping children occupied during the flight (68%). Twenty per cent were most worried about their children upsetting other passengers, which outranked other concerns such as children being ill (17%) or children going missing (14%). By the time of the launch of the service some 30 Gulf Air cabin staff will be expected to have qualified through a special course organised by the world famous Norland College in London. Our photo shows James Hogan, president and chief executive of Gulf Air, the world”s first Sky Nanny, Sarah Armitage, and two year old Audrey Lewis, at World Travel Market last week.