Brat on the Airplane

Have you ever had to spend 10 hours in the economy seats on an airplane? How about 10 hours in the economy seats, sitting behind some little kid who spends 8 of those 10 hours making noise? I have. This little kid climbed all over the place, cried every time she didn't get what she wanted, and the parents did nothing. I mean nothing at all to stop her! When the plane was getting ready to land, the girl didn't want to put on her seatbelt, and the parents didn't try to make her. They asked her if she would put it on. She said no. So they didn't ask her again. The steward and stewardess had to come around multiple times and say something. The final time the mom was like, "she doesn't want to wear it." and the stewardess said she had to. So the mom actually made the stewardess put the seatbelt on the kid.

The only saving grace for me was that I was behind the kid and not in front. The couple in front of the kid had it way worse, because she kept kicking and grabbing the seats in front. They had way more patience that I would have in that situation.

Airlines should implement a policy if your child is unruly, they can fine you. This would generate revenue for the struggling airlines, and motivate parents to actually be parents for a few hours.

Comments

Jamie said…
What a nightmare! I feel your pain. As a fellow travel lover, the worst thing about travel is the airplane ride where you are stuck in a flying tube full of general public. I wish I were Austin Pawers and had my own Groove Jet. Then you could fill it with people you like and if kids are beeing buttheads, you just throw them out.
Anonymous said…
Economy! who fly's all the way to Europe economy class. Spend some money and go first!
CM said…
poor people, that's who.
Ant said…
Airlines shouldnt allow kids to fly until they are old enough to sit quietly. Why inconvenience a few hundred people with their yelling and screaming just to satisfy a arent and they fly kids at special rates anyway, so its not as if the airlines are making money out if this aggravation
CM said…
my latest idea, is that they should have kid friendly, and no children flights. Charge a little extra to people who want to fly on a plane with no kids allowed.