George and Amal Clooney may be new to this whole parenting thing but they already have a few tricks up their sleeves when it comes to traveling with their twin six-month-old babies. According to a report, George and Amal recently brought Alexander and Ella along with them on an international flight and handed out noise-canceling headphones to all the other passengers in first class, including filmmaker Quentin Tarantino.
According to the Huffington Post, the headphones came with a note preemptively apologizing for any crying or screaming the twins might do during the flight but a source from the flight says both the kids were completely quiet the entire way. They were also emblazoned with George’s Casamigos tequila logo because it’s never a bad time to market your brand.
Some might argue that George and Amal should not have to give out gifts to apologize for their kids’ behavior and it’s absolutely true that parents shouldn’t have to cater to every demand given by nonparents. Still, given how much people tend to freak out about babies crying during flights, it’s a smart move by George and Amal to earn some goodwill upfront to make up for any unruly behavior. Plus, it’s not like they can’t afford it. Last year, JetBlue introduced a similar, though likely costlier preemptive measure when it announced that passengers could get 25 percent off their next ticket every time they hear a baby cry.
Of course, most of us aren’t quite as wealthy as the Clooney’s so the idea of handing out high-end headphones to every single person on a flight isn’t really an option. Instead, you’ll just have to stick with hoping that the majority of passengers understand that babies are babies.