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Rosemary MacCabe: A long-haul flight home to Ireland with a 7-month-old


by Rosemary MacCabe
24th Jun 2022
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Rosemary MacCabe has always been a fan of air travel. The brown noise, mini pretzels, hours to read books and non-functioning WiFi. She loves it all, even the in-flight meal service. But how would she fare on her first transatlantic flight with her seven-month-old infant in tow?

I’ve always been a big fan of air travel. Not just for the potential of going somewhere exotic or, at the very least, somewhere it isn’t lashing rain – but for the peace and quiet of the travel itself. Brown noise There is something about the hum of the aircraft – a sound I now know, thanks to TikTok, to be referred to as “brown noise” – combined with being forced to stay offline that...

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