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Would you leave your kids in a different class on a plane?

Kirstie Allsopp
Kirstie Allsopp says it is an absurd waste of money to spoil children with premium seats. Photo: Facebook
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British television presenter Kirstie Allsopp has sparked a controversial debate after revealing she flies in a different class to her children when travelling.

The Location, Location, Location presenter told the Sun newspaper that on occasions she and her partner do not sit with their children, who are 10 and 12.

Allsopp said it is an absurd waste of money to spoil children with premium seats.

“When we fly as a family, the boys do fly separately from Ben [Anderson] and me if we’re not in economy together,” Allsopp said.

“Obviously this wasn’t the case when they were little, but now they are big enough to sit separately, they do.”

The star has continued to defend how her family travels on social media, saying people parent differently.

“We take a shed load of holidays and if they flew with me in premium economy or club we’d be taking fewer holidays, less is more,” Allsopp said.

“I’m not in bloody first class, half the time I’m with the kids, and the rest of the time in premium economy, about four rows in front.

“My kids aged 9 and 11 are quite capable of looking after themselves, and so they should be at this age, it would be pathetic if they weren’t.”

The frank admission has sparked thousands of people on Twitter to join the debate on whether Allsopp is cruel or kind.

-ABC

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