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Old Jan 29, 08, 12:15 pm
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Originally Posted by newyorkgeorge View Post
Not sure exactly what they can or should do but can tell you what happen about five years ago when I was on a UA ORD/EWR flight that was on a somewhat lengthy taxi wait. Children continued running up and down the aisle even after FAs made an announcement. Head FA must have called the pilot and gave him the low down on what was going on. Pilot gets on the PA in a very terse tone and explains very clearly that if the children do not sit down immediately he will take the a/c off taxi and have airport police come out and escort both children and parents off the a/c. Needless to say, the idiotic parents woke up to the situation real quickly. Bottom line is that if the FAs cannot control unsafe behavior, then the pilot who is ultimately responsible for the safety of the paxs and crew, should.
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