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#31 webeagle12

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 17:18

:rofl:  Funniest thing I have read all day - clearly you don't have kids either.

 

Or maybe you don't have parenting skills..




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Posted 22 December 2013 - 17:28

We've booked to go to Florida next year, and I am a little anxious when it comes to the flight. 8 hours there, and 9 hours back. My son has Asperger's and will, no doubt, annoy some of the passengers, we will just have to do our best to control his behaviour, but for those who expect kids to be 100% well behaved, especially when cooped up, then tough, if they don't want to travel with the rest of us, then book first class - problem solved.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 17:29

Or maybe you don't have parenting skills..

 

I possibly don't - I can only try.

 

I do, however, realise there is no such thing as controlling your kids.  That running around and making noise is what kids do, that they should be encouraged to do so.  And anyone else can 'jump', because they will only get a chance to be young once.

 

I used to be a real 'they need to control their kids' type of person before too... then I had one, and I totally understand and will completely put up with it.

 

I don't know if you have children, but if you don't, your view may well change if/when you do.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 17:31

I possibly don't - I can only try.

 

I do, however, realise there is no such thing as controlling your kids.  That running around and making noise is what kids do, that they should be encouraged to do so.  And anyone else can 'jump', because they will only get a chance to be young once.

 

I used to be a real 'they need to control their kids' type of person before too... then I had one, and I totally understand and will completely put up with it.

 

I don't know if you have children, but if you don't, your view will change when you do.

 

I understand that "running around and making noise is what kids do" but not when 90% on a plane trying to sleep.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 17:36

I understand that "running around and making noise is what kids do" but not when 90% on a plane trying to sleep.

 

But you don't understand.  I don't like taking my daughter on a flight, it's as horrible an experience for her as it is for those that she disturbs being cooped up for such a period of time.  We take the flight that is most convenient to us (usually economically as you have to pay for a 2 year old to fly - not like she gets to fly for free) and believe it or not, we don't choose the flight that we think will inconvenience the most people we can.

 

Maybe one day you will understand.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 17:37

Unfortunately, children don't just come with an off switch. It would be great if they do but they don't and you need to just accept that they'll be loud from time to time. It doesn't automatically mean that the parents aren't doing their best to maintain quiet. Children can be annoying but so can people doing business on public transport.

 

Air travel is a different type of transportation. It's unlike any other category of public transport. And I don't need to accept that they will be loud. I can get noise-cancelling headphones, I can walk up to the parents and have a firm but quiet word with them. If parents know their kids are likely to be a nuisance, they should sit at the back of the cabin to minimise inconvenience to most people.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 17:42

But you don't understand.  I don't like taking my daughter on a flight, it's as horrible an experience for her as it is for those that she disturbs being cooped up for such a period of time.  We take the flight that is most convenient to us (usually economically as you have to pay for a 2 year old to fly - not like she gets to fly for free) and believe it or not, we don't choose the flight that we think will inconvenience the most people we can.

 

Maybe one day you will understand.

 

  And yet there is a parents who can keep their children quite and I've see more than enough for them on a airplanes. I better go talk to a wall because talking to you is no use. You are king of a universe and everybody should kiss your feet. And don't give out excuses as "you don't understand" bs.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 17:54

  And yet there is a parents who can keep their children quite and I've see more than enough for them on a airplanes. I better go talk to a wall because talking to you is no use. You are king of a universe and everybody should kiss your feet. And don't give out excuses as "you don't understand" bs.

 

Nice attitude - hope it gets you far in life.

 

Like I said, it's quite possible that I lack the parenting skills - I will quite happily admit that as I have never claimed to be a good parent.

It's also possible that they are children, don't know any better and need people like you to cut them some slack. Shame you won't admit to that.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 18:05

I fly regularly, in economy, business and BA first.  With regular flying comes the realisation that regardless of class, we're all stuck up at 35000ft in a big aluminium tube and have to get along.  If you're of the mindset that children should be seen and not heard, then you're clearly living not living in the real world.  Children by their very nature scream and cry so invest in some good noise cancelling headphones and get on with it.

 

Simple.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 18:07

Nice attitude - hope it gets you far in life.

 

Like I said, it's quite possible that I lack the parenting skills - I will quite happily admit that as I have never claimed to be a good parent.

It's also possible that they are children, don't know any better and need people like you to cut them some slack. Shame you won't admit to that

 

 If you think his attitude sucks imagine the attitude of a single passenger rudely disrupting a hundred other passengers' peace, quiet, and sanity by accompanying a child on a flight that he/she KNOWS will be bouncing around, causing a disruption.   Now THAT attitude sucks!!



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 18:14

If you think his attitude sucks imagine the attitude of a single passenger rudely disrupting a hundred other passengers' peace, quiet, and sanity by accompanying a child on a flight that he/she KNOWS will be bouncing around, causing a disruption.   Now THAT attitude sucks!!


Yes - that's why I do it. Just to annoy 100 other people I don't know so they will hate me. And I have to pay for that privilege.
Think about this for just a minute and you'll realise just how silly your statement is.

You clearly don't have children either.

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 18:20

Children by their very nature scream and cry so invest in some good noise cancelling headphones and get on with it.

Perhaps parents of such kids would like to contribute to my purchase in that case. I'm not holding my breath though.

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 18:25

Yes - that's why I do it. Just to annoy 100 other people I don't know so they will hate me. And I have to pay for that privilege.
Think about this for just a minute and you'll realise just how silly your statement is.

You clearly don't have children either.

Clearly you are wrong....I do.

 

And I also know my child is capable of sitting still and behaving up to two hours on a plane.  I know this because I parent.  I also know how long the flight is.  I also know that If I need to travel more than a two hour flight distance away with my child that there are other modes of transportation in this world that not only save the sanity of other passengers, but also my sanity.  My child in a car ride can sit still and behave 4-5 hours at a time. So I drive the longer trips.

 

Unless you're flying over an ocean, you have plenty of options.  YOU just decide to take the quickest, convenient mode of transportation.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 18:26

I'd be happy to contribute when I get the same funding from obnoxious whining adults on the same flight.



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 18:29

Unless you're flying over an ocean, you have plenty of options.  YOU just decide to take the quickest, convenient mode of transportation.


Why would I take a flight if I am not going over an ocean?
You've really lost me here