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Mum reveals 'no regrets' at leaving kids in economy while she flies first class

Mum Naomi in first class

A mum has revealed she has no regrets at leaving her children and husband in economy while she flies in first class on family holidays.

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Naomi Isted, gets paid to travel to far-flung destinations around the world, such as the Caribbean, and then blog about her experience on the lavish trips.

She believes young children should be banned from first class unless "they're really well behaved" as she doesn't believe it's fair on those who've forked out thousands on a seat to have a child "running up and down, jumping in front of their face".

The 40-year-old who is also a fashion and beauty presenter, has no qualms about being wined and dined in first class while daughter Fleur, nine, son Rocco, three, and property developer partner Haydn, 40, sit in economy for up to 10 hours.

She uses the 'alone' time on the flight to catch up with work

 Explaining her reasons, the mum told The Sun: "We have a really good life and I want the kids to understand the value of money and the importance of working hard. They're too young to really appreciate first class.

"I’m sure some people will think ‘oh my God’ but if you’re in a position where you have these kinds of opportunities, how do you teach your kids the value of money?

"I wasn’t handed anything on a plate as a child or a teenager, I’ve worked for everything I’ve got."

Partner Haydn is fine about being left with the kids in economy

Naomi, who goes on five to six plush holidays a year with her kids, says she never feels guilty about only upgrading her seat - and uses it as the perfect opportunity to catch up on work.

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The family have recently returned from a holiday in St Lucia and are planning their next trip to America.

Speaking about how her husband feels about being left in economy, she told the Daily Mail:  "Haydn is fine about it.

"Like myself, he appreciates spending time with the kids and in these particular situations, he understands what I'm bringing to our lives. We are so lucky to even get to travel.

"The kids understand that it's my job and why I'm in first class, whilst they're in economy, because hard work brings rewards."

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