What is flight attendants responsibility?

Oct 28th, 2010, 02:25 PM
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Suze: You're probably right and I could have used a little brandy in a bottle when my kids were little and today at work...LOL
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Oct 28th, 2010, 03:37 PM
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Maybe I'm reading too much into it but I assumed JoanneH is of an older generation because of her comments like:


...along with the idea of giving children sleeping pills for your own convenience. Just doesn't seem like something a young person or modern parent would suggest.
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Oct 28th, 2010, 03:38 PM
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But I am kinda liking the idea of all-age alcoholic beverage service for flights -lol!!
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Oct 28th, 2010, 03:49 PM
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Joanne, it would have been great if the flight attendant could have moved your seat but I'm betting the plane was full.

Recently on a long flight there was a woman with two young teen boys ahead of us. The woman plopped her seat way back, went to sleep on her side, snored and hung both her arms over the seat resting in my lap. The two boys punched and kicked eat other and acted dumb. The Dad sat in the row ahead of them and ignored them all.
We may be the "mean" family but I pushed her arms off me, tapped her on the shoulder and told her to stop sleeping on me. My big son stood up, looked at the brats and said "knock it off". We didn't hear another peep.
The woman put her seat up and slept the rest of the way bothering the person in front of her. People are just rude and don't care.
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Oct 29th, 2010, 05:26 AM
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...or they are new and need that education. As they complied and behaved, "no harm no foul."
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Oct 29th, 2010, 09:05 AM
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Yes I am older but travel a lot and realize you do have to put up with crude rude people. I just think there should be some standard of authority that the flight attendants have with these kind of people.
If a young person and modern parent is unwilling to control a child should the whole plane suffer for it? As to sleeping pills the doctor suggested it to me and I took his advice- yes it was several years ago but I doubt he would have suggested something that was harmful to the children. I would love to be a fly in the cabin say 20-30 years from now when the young modern parents of today are on a trip to the moon reaping their rewards for hands off upbringing with the screaming kicking kids on their flight.
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Oct 29th, 2010, 10:05 AM
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First off, you got an unlucky flight. "4 screaming babies the whole trip" is not the norm. Second you need to take responsibility for your own comfort. Keep your glasses away from where kids can step on them, bring earplugs or noise-canceling headphones, watch the movie or listen to music, take a sleeping pill yourself. Seriously all these things would help. I try to stay out of any drama in the cabin. That really is your best defense.
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Nov 9th, 2010, 11:49 AM
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Not to beat a dead horse but............some of you who thought I was\am an old fuddy duddy might find this an interesting read.
http://www.elliott.org/the-travel-cr...bies-on-board/
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Nov 9th, 2010, 11:56 AM
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Since this post has been topped, I'd like to propose a suggestion I have contemplated for years now. I think they should put nitrious oxide (laughing gas) into the cabin airflow system. Everyone would be a lot happier.
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Nov 10th, 2010, 08:10 AM
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I feel your pain!! On my last flight from London to NYC I paid the extra fee to reserve a seat on BA. I selected the end seat center section one row behind bulkhead. When I got on plane next to my seat was a mother with large 22month old child without a seat (a lapkid). The kid was an active large boy who had no intention of sitting on his mother's lap. I refused to take my seat. I have never made a fuss on an airline before, but I just could not accept this situation. I told every flight attendant I could find. Finally they moved me to Premium Economy. Great!! At least 6 times during the flight I was reminded by flight attendants that they had upgraded me. But the person who really was upgraded was the the mother of the lapkid. It amazes me that anybody could think that her 22 month kid would sit on her lap (have no seat) for 7 hours!!!!
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