The “screamy child on the plane” conundrum

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

AirTran Airways asked a Worcester couple to strap in their screaming three-year-old child into her seat. They refused, and the family was taken off the flight, undoubtedly to the delight of the rest of the passengers. Consumerist adds some interesting commentary.

I think I’m with the majority of the Consumerist commenters in agreeing that AirTran did the right thing. Although I certainly sympathize with the beleaguered parents, I think if I couldn’t get Sadie in her seat and strapped in for a takeoff we’d already delayed for fifteen minutes, I would have slinked off the flight in shame. I don’t think the rest of the world has a duty to suffer along with my problems.

[tags]Parenting, AirTran[/tags]

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