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Old Feb 14, 18, 4:44 pm
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Child goes crazy on flight

Glad I was not on this one. I have had my share of crying babies, but this?
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Old Feb 14, 18, 8:33 pm
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I'll gladly pay $50 extra for a kid free section
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Old Feb 15, 18, 1:04 am
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No matter what the kid's and his mother's problems are, the crew would definitely not let this happen in Business Class or First Class section, so why did they let this happen in Economy Class? Do they assume Economy Class passengers do not deserve a quiet flight?
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Old Feb 15, 18, 1:44 am
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Mental note to myself.....always remember to carry some earplugs with me!
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Old Feb 15, 18, 2:50 am
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Definitely a medical condition. The crew cannot handle this type of occurence, otherwise than by disembarking the passenger if it is able to identify the situation preflight.

Glad to not have been on that flight...
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Old Feb 15, 18, 5:17 am
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Originally Posted by andywaw View Post
the crew would definitely not let this happen in Business Class or First Class section,
What makes you state that or is it just wishful thinking ?
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Old Feb 15, 18, 5:58 am
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What makes you state that or is it just wishful thinking ?
I remember very well my very first Opup from Y to C flying FRA-SFO. But sadly not because flying C was just great... no, because the ~4 year old girl next to me managed to cry and scream for 8 hours straight.

At least she was so exhausted after that, that she slept the final 2,5... oh, and of course the parents didnít care. They never even seemed to notice...

the FAs tried to talk to them without success.

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Old Feb 15, 18, 7:04 am
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Originally Posted by andywaw View Post
No matter what the kid's and his mother's problems are, the crew would definitely not let this happen in Business Class or First Class section, so why did they let this happen in Economy Class? Do they assume Economy Class passengers do not deserve a quiet flight?
What exactly would they do then? Give them a parachute and throw them out?

Explain to me what should be done? Oh and you do realise this is public transport right, no matter what class you're in?
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Old Feb 15, 18, 7:05 am
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the parents didnít care. They never even seemed to notice...
This is the problem.
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Old Feb 15, 18, 7:19 am
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lighting, quit spamming the page. you know you could just edit your post to include multiple quotes?

and nah, this kid is ....ing annoying and the label of 'demon child' fits him perfectly. mom should've tied his ... down - imagine they hit severe turbulence while he was jungle-gyming around the tops of the seats?

someone needs to invent baby xanex for these ill-taught american kids
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Old Feb 15, 18, 7:45 am
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I would like to think that the parent could have handled this situation better. I'm also hopeful that this was a one way journey and that this will never have to repeat.........

However, the titles about "demon child" and "demonic screaming" were just as offensive. This nonverbal child with a disability deserves more kindness and consideration than that.
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Old Feb 15, 18, 8:02 am
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The video shows the little brat seated on top of one of the seat backs (not seated in his seat, and not belted in) during taxiing. Is Germany different from the US? IE, don't passengers have to be seated and belted during taxiing?

If so, and the mom couldn't get her kid to comply with crew member instructions, then the flight should have taxiied back to the gate so that the dangerously non-compliant pax could be removed. As much for their own safety as for the health and welfare of the other passengers.
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Old Feb 15, 18, 8:16 am
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The rights of the child to scream for 8 hours in a confined area and the rights of the child to not be belted in and the right of the kid to use a plane in flight as a playground ends when the other 200 plus passengers are made to endure the behavior. Do they not have rights also?

The child did not use any words, at least I did not hear any, and just screamed. I am not a MD and I would say that there may be an autistic condition causing this behavior. The mother seems unable to cope, asking that WiFi be turned on so the iPad can be used. I feel bad for the kid but I feel worse for all the others that had to endure the situation on a TATL flight.

I also think the flight crew crew should have got involved, especially when it appears that the kid was obviously demonstrating unsafe behavior.
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Old Feb 15, 18, 8:25 am
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The mother seems unable to cope, asking that WiFi be turned on so the iPad can be used.
Too bad they didn't load the iPad up with content before departure.

Though it sounds like the iPad didn't stop the screams anyway.

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I feel bad for the kid but I feel worse for all the others that had to endure the situation on a TATL flight.
At least it was a daytime flight.

I wonder what the journey was like in the opposite direction, over night!!!
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mother and child need a five year travel ban.
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