SCREAMING Kids On Flights!

Jan 17th, 2003, 05:31 AM
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"x - [email protected]" (such imaginative name!) I'm not complaining about the kids. I must be lucky - only once have I ever had a problem, with a "kicker", and it was a kid about 8. I made my suggestion only because I think it IS unfair, very unfair, to keep the kids cooped up that long in an airline seat when they could continue to be enjoying (?) time in the gate area, NOT tied to a seat, a whole lot more, therefore not getting as fussy during the flight.
 
Jan 17th, 2003, 05:38 AM
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There are times when having to bring children with you on the plane is not optional. You're moving. There's a family emergency. There are no other modes of transportation that wouldn't take 20 times the amount of time, cooping the kids up, that the flight would.

Only the people here who have never been less than 25 yrs. old, who never had parents, who never got fidgety sitting for a long bit of time, who never had a pain in their ears, eyes, or sinuses, who never left their home, who have been unfailingly courteous to everyone they've ever traveled with have the right to question whether children should be allowed on planes.
 
Jan 17th, 2003, 05:55 AM
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My name is right up there with r-travels. Did you come up with that all by yourself? Good to know your thinking about the children.After all,you have only been inconvenienced once.
 
Jan 17th, 2003, 02:20 PM
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"x [email protected]" - I'm a programmer analyst, with experience in several industries, as well as other careers (engineering, nuclear power, power-distribution, hotel) so I'm always looking at inefficient ways things are done and how to improve them. Often my suggestions a well received, sometimes not! Maybe I'm too easy going, but when I travel, I just try not to get bothered by things I have no control over - I don't want to have a stroke! Kids are ok, it's the 5-8pm flights w/ loud business people who've tipped a few brewskies that bother me the most.
 
Jan 17th, 2003, 04:37 PM
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20 years ago this would not have been an issue, as parents used to teach their kids limits, and the rights and wrongs of behavior. Now, it's all touchy-feely be my kid's friend instead of disciplinarian crap and that has given us a generation of ill-behaved hellions. Yes I am a parent, but I'm one that believes that my child's rights end where yours begin.
 
Jan 18th, 2003, 03:48 AM
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Amen,Jo. You are so right with parents of the baby boom generation. Wouldn't you agree most parents and DSS look at Discipline as CHILD ABUSE. Even worse,They shut them up with sweets which makes them more wound up anyway,on a plane. Too funny.
 
Jan 18th, 2003, 01:59 PM
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All of this really is easy...basically it comes down to manners. Yes, there are times when children need to be on a plane. Yes, it is the parents responsibility to make sure their children behave. Yes, adults need to behave too.

I just do not understand why people on here feel the need to bash everyone. So sad.
 
Jan 19th, 2003, 10:06 AM
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I agree, damned if you do and vice versa.
 
Jan 19th, 2003, 07:24 PM
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i fortunately have a child that I have never had any problems traveling with. She is now 7 that began traveling when she was 10 months. I was always so afraid of her crying in the beginning because I have been on the other side. After talking to my dr, i gave her motrin before the flight, kept her up (played with her during waiting time), and during take off and landing, gave her a bottle. Helped her ears and she fell asleep right away. She is now a frequent flyer and her ears still bother her some but candy/gum helped.
now she sleeps usually right after take off and landing and ocassionally instead of her bothering the other passengers, most of them are consumed by her charm.
 
Jan 19th, 2003, 07:27 PM
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now, what I dont understand is misbehaving children, kicking your seats. i thought i was going to turn around and scold him. After I asked the child to stop, and got no reply, i gave up (flight from LAX to NYC) the mother was in and out of sleep. after the flight, she had the audacity to tell me that I should have told her child to stop, when I did. I think after that flight, I understood why people paid for first class. children are not allowed unless their seat is paid at FULL fare. (Airline policy)
 
Jan 19th, 2003, 09:25 PM
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Because there will never be a 'perfect' flight with 'perfect' passengers with a 'perfect' cabin setting, I choose to make the best of ANY situation ( loud children, delays, etc ) by having the 'perfect' alcoholic beverage to take my mind off of those annoying things that I cannot fix. Having an alcoholic beverage or two helps me to escape the harsh realities of loud annoying people by making me fall asleep! Or, I might take my portable CD player and listen to some favorite classical or jazz pieces .

Moral of the story: You always get what you pay for!!!

If my plane ticket from Los Angeles to New York is only $200.00 roundtrip and the flight is delayed, has screaming kids, tasteless food, rude flight attendants, then so be it!! At least I arrive at my destination safely and got the value for my dollar!!! GET OVER YOURSELVES!

P.S. - I cannot stand kids either, so I choose to ignore them. There are far worse problems in this world. Most people cannot even afford an Economy Class ticket even on the most cheapest of the airlines.
 

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