Twin travel! George and Amal give the gift of silence to passengers on flight

George and Amal Clooney

Flying with one newborn baby is hard enough let alone two – even if you are in first class! Power couple George and Amal Clooney must have been fearing for the worst on board a flight to the UK with their newborn twins, because they very thoughtfully took steps to prevent disturbing the passengers near them with their little ones’ restlessness.

No “squawking” babies here

George Clooney is known to be a bit of a charmer and he seems to have used that very charm to smooth over any possible annoyance among nearby passengers on a flight home to the UK with his newborn twins. Anticipating a possible tag-teaming “squawking” marathon between bubs Alexander and Ella, the 56-year-old actor handed out noise cancelling headphones to all the first class passengers with this thoughtfully written note.

Talk about being considerate and impressively organised. We’re lucky if we get to the airport and haven’t forgotten one of our passports.

Tequila for the turbulence

The fancy headphones were emblazoned with the name of George’s tequila brand, Casamigos Tequila, and accompanied by a note “apologising ahead of time” if the twins cried during the flight.

While very thoughtful, the Hollywood star didn’t miss an opportunity to use it as a clever branding exercise. No word as to whether or not a bottle of the aforementioned tequila was also dished out to soften the potential in-flight twin turbulence.

Calm and quiet

Although his fellow first class passengers, including Quentin Tarantino, were grateful for the thought, it seems it wasn’t actually necessary. Word is the six-month-old twins didn’t make a peep or squawk and were perfectly behaved for Amal and George. We’re sure all those travelling in economy – without the gift of noise cancelling headphones – were also thankful. 

Flying high

The couple were no doubt relieved the flight went so smoothly, but according to George’s note we know the twins aren’t always so obliging. The next time we fly, we want George, Amal, Alexander and Ella right there with us – and we’ll take a bottle of that tequila too. No doubt we’ll be needing it after a flight with our own screaming children sans noise cancelling headphones.

Subscribe to Babyology

Our email newsletters keep you up to date with what’s happening on Babyology.

We also have special newsletter-only offers and competitions that are exclusive to Babyology subscribers.

Sign up below:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Send this to a friend