Ask any new parent. Flying with a baby isn't always easy-- even in first class.
Arielle Noa Charnas, a New York City-based fashion blogger purchased first class tickets to Los Angeles for herself and her husband, to give the couple more room for their 10-month-old daugher Ruby who was flying for the first time.
But on the Dec. 29 Delta Air Lines flight that originated in the Big Apple, Charnas claims she was asked to move out of her first class seat and move to the back of the plane, because her crying baby was reportedly disturbing other passengers, the blogger recalled in an Instagram post to her 950,000 followers.
On our way to LA a few days ago it was my first time flying with Ruby, I had a screaming crying sleepy baby who was so overwhelmed that she couldn't fall asleep. My husband and I paid for first class so that we'd have the extra space and could lay down with her - once we were boarded I was getting tons of eye rolls and head shakes from fellow passengers on @delta because my baby was crying (as if I could just look at Ruby and say okay now it's time to stop 😂). I tried to ignore the people until 10 minutes passed and a flight attendant came over to me and asked me and my baby to move to the back of the plane (as if the people in the back didn't matter). Give up our seats that we paid for and move. Apparently I was upsetting and getting a lot of complaints from the first class passengers. I started crying because I was so stressed and anxious and instead of the stewardess being helpful and compassionate she instead made the situation worse. I don't know what's right and wrong when it comes to flying with a baby but after telling a few people the story they were in shock. Thoughts? We're headed back to NYC today and we're hoping for a much better experience. ✈️
“I tried to ignore the people until 10 minutes passed and a flight attendant came over to me and asked me and my baby to move to the back of the plane (as if the people in the back didn't matter). Give up our seats that we paid for and move," Charnas exolained in the post.
The fashion blogger, who goes by the Instagram handle SomethingNavy, says that she was hoping for more supportive crew and fellow fliers but claims once her family boarded the plane, they received tons of eye rolls and head shakes from people in first class.
As the incident unfolded and Ruby continued to cry, the new mother was so overwhelmed, she says she even began crying as she was stressed and anxious, claiming the airline stewardess only made matters worse.
“Apparently I was upsetting and getting a lot of complaints from the first class passengers.”
Charnas ended her post saying she was hoping for a better experience on the return flight home.
Charnas' post has since amassed over 23,000 likes and 2,200 comments-– many followers were supportive and said they were disappointed with how the airline staff appeared to handle the incident. But others indicated Charnas may have fabricated the story.
In a previous Instagram post, Charnas explained, “I'm terrified of flying and the thought of bringing her on a plane with me doubles my anxiety! 😳Some people say when you fly with your child all of your fears disappear - I'm hoping that's true!.”
When reached for comment, a Delta spokesman told FoxNews.com that the airline has been in contact with Charnas and they have since resolved the situation privately. There is no policy regarding crying babies but Delta indicated that flight attendants are trained to be attentive to all passengers in accordance with ticket class.
Delta shared in a public statement, “Delta flight attendants are trained to provide safe transport and excellent customers service, even under the most trying operational conditions. We fully support all passengers travelling in the class of service for which they’ve paid.”