I'll be honest, I don't fly in and out of Abu Dhabi, but I'd still like to think I'd at least heard of Etihad Airways before seeing their logo plastered all over the off-the-hook UAE college student conference which was being held at my parents' hotel over the weekend.
Anyway, poking around online, Etihad turns out to have just launched their Flying Nannies service, onboard childcare experts who sound like Mary Poppins, but who may end up being just a flight attendant who thinks of the children.
The Flying Nanny provides kids with toys, games, food, patient sympathy, encouragement--supportive, distracting attention, basically, but not actual childcare--while, what? While their actual nannies are stuck back in coach? While their parents are watching six movies in a row?
How is this different from any flight attendant who brings a kid wings and a coloring book and chicken strips? If you've experienced a Flying Nanny's highly trained attentions on your recent trip to/through the Gulf, please explain it. Because otherwise, all we know is that they invited actual children to the press event, which must have been very odd.