Congrats to Airtran. We have two kids and have flown with them. Simple rule: sit in your seat and don’t move around or be loud out of respect of other passengers. I guess it’s a cultural thing. You see, white kids embarrass their parents, while black parents embarrass their kids. Now don’t get me wrong, our kids aren’t perfect and have their moments, but there’s an acceptable limit to their "outbursts" before "corrective" action is taken. Now this child is 3 yrs old and is climbing all over place, even under seats, while hitting and screaming at her parents. Wrong answer. And to think, the bay area is proposing a no spanking law for children under the age of four. I guess this kid must have heard about it.
I applaud Airtran, and I don’t think Airtran should have given the irresponsible parents the cost of the tickets..and additional tickets. I think those parents should be compensating the other passengers. And to think, the father says that they’d never fly Airtran again. Thank you, I definitely will be flying Airtran knowing that your bound-to-be-teenage-pregnant-trick and yourself won’t be. I can fly in peace.
Oh, and the general concensus is 92% that agree with Airtran’s decision, based on the overwhelming email sent to Airtran. Amazing, but expected, 92%. I truly hope that this family is pondering their parenting skills before this child turns into a complete brat, and grows up expecting that she is entitled to do anything, ending up as another jail bound CEO.
AirTran Grounds Screaming Toddler And Family, Literally – Consumerist AirTran is defending itself today for removing a screaming toddler and her family from a flight bound for Boston. "The flight was already delayed 15 minutes and in fairness to the other 112 passengers on the plane, the crew made an operational decision to remove the family," AirTran spokeswoman Judy Graham-Weaver said, " [The toddler, a three year old named Elly] was climbing under the seat and hitting the parents and wouldn’t get in her seat." The family was compensated to the tune of "$595.80, the cost of the three tickets," and "flew home the next day. They also were offered three roundtrip tickets anywhere the airline flies," but the father said they’d never fly AirTran again. This, of course, means we are suddenly more interested in flying AirTran for the no psychotic toddler policy. There are other people on the plane, and if you can’t control your kid you need to be removed rather than ruin/delay the flight for everyone else.—MEGHANN