Those flying into and out of the Middle East with small children will want to be on the lookout for the Etihad Airways Flying Nannies. The official airline of the United Arab Emirates is training its stewardess in the art of childcare to make long-haul flights easier for parents. The Flying Nannies will help keep children occupied by doing arts and crafts with them, teaching them magic tricks and more.
The Etihad Airways Flying Nannies features in-depth training from Norland College about child psychology and sociology. When it's all said and done, the airline will have 500 Flying Nannies in the skies by the end of 2013. It would not be shocking to see other carriers offer similar training programs to their stewardesses, especially international airlines.