CHARLESTOWN, Mass., (UPI) — Massachusetts website Airfarewatchdog said its poll found 17 percent of fliers see nothing wrong with using a seatback tray table as a baby changing station.
The survey of 740 airline passengers found 60 percent of those polled said they would discuss the issue with the passenger and complain to a flight attendant, while 10 percent said they would be disgusted, but not take any action.
“Obviously, when there’s turbulence and passengers can’t make it to the [lavatory], there’s no choice but to ‘change in place,'” Airfarewatchdog founder George Hobica said. “And some older planes don’t have changing tables in the lavs. But when and if it’s possible to changes babies in lavatories, most passengers would prefer that parents use them. After all, people eat on those tray tables.”