Did you see the video of a parent helping a child vandalize the seatbacks on a Lufthansa flight? As far as I am concerned, that calls for a ban.
The appalling incident happened onboard a Lufthansa narrowbody flight in economy class. The route/destination is not known. Watch the video below:
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In the post-modern world of parenting, let me say this, with all judgment associated with it: this is a terrible parent; a danger to the child. It’s one thing when parents cannot control their screaming baby. That’s far more indicative of the baby’s disposition than a reflection of parenting.
But it is quite another to aid and abet a child in vandalism. I’m not blaming the child here; how should it know any better when mommy or daddy encourage such destruction?
Lufthansa should ban the parent from ever stepping onto another Lufthansa flight. Let this parent be made an example so that others may think twice before allowing their child to wreak havoc.
Let’s assume, just for a moment, that the crayon/marker can be cleaned (I’ve seen too many marked up seatbacks to believe this is the case). That makes no difference! The actions of the parent represent a fundamental lack of respect to Lufthansa and fellow flyers. There is no excuse, there is just no justification. Thus, I see a ban as a wise move to show the seriousness of this event and serve as a deterrent.
I view this incident as even worse than the demonic child incident onboard another Lufthansa flight. Here, the parent could have stopped their child from vandalizing the seatback. Instead, the parent encouraged it and even assisted it. Lufthansa should send more than a bill: it should send a ban. While Lufthansa is certainly a victim in this case, the child is too.
(H/T: View from the Wing)
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