A British TV host is defending her practice of sometimes having her children sit in coach while she and her partner take seats in business class when her family flies together. After Kirstie Allsopp, who hosts property TV shows, told The Sun newspaper about having her sons, who are ages 12 and 10, sit by themselves in coach, she got backlash from some readers. But Allsopp said it would be a, quote, "absurd waste of money" and "very spoiling" for her sons to be in business class, and stated, "Club class should be a huge treat that you're worked for. If kids get used to Club class, what do they have to work towards?" She also responded to those who said it was unfair to force the flight crew and other passengers to be, quote, "babysitters" for her kids by saying that she always introduces herself to the cabin crew and tells them to alert her if there are any problems. Others pointed out that some airlines separate families anyway, although in the same class, unless they pay an additional fee. Allsopp isn't the first British celebrity to say they do this. Chef and TV personality Gordon Ramsay revealed last year that he and his wife fly first class while their children sit in economy.
Here are some comments she got on social media