A video has been posted on Reddit which shows a toddler running wild on a widebody airplane and even jumping on a tray table. What were the parents thinking?!
Parents Let Toddler Run Wild On Flight, Even Jumping On Tray Table
I’m at a point in which my rambunctious two-year-old daughter is having trouble sitting still. While she was thankfully a doll on our Lufthansa First Class flight last year to Germany for Christmas, this year I am leaning toward flying in economy so that she will be wedged between my wife and me and less likely to worm her way out and cause a disruption. I will also be choosing a late departure, if possible, to encourage and maximize sleep onboard.
But while I can personally attest that traveling with a young child can be challenging, there are certain lines of decency and decorum that just should not be crossed. A video shared on Reddit titled, “Letting children run wild during an 8 hour flight,” shows a young girl running wild…
The airline or aircraft is not identified, though it looks like a Boeing 777 to me and if I had to guess, I’d say Air France. Considering the “eight-hour” flight length and the English book, we can further deduce this flight probably touched the United States.
But the origin of the flight or the nationality of the family really does not matter. What matters is that this child was allowed to run wild and jump on a tray table…
A question to her parents: do you love your daughter? Because you show hate for your daughter when you fail to correct her.
I can picture it. If she was held, she would scream. If she was strapped in, she would scream. And when that occurs, you feel like every eye is on you.
It can be tough to travel with a child.
But this is worse. This is far worse.
I think in all but the most egregious cases, parents do try to control their children onboard an airplane. Here, I wonder whether apathetic parenting is on display or whether desperation to keep thier daughter from screaming is at play. In either case, it is not a good look.
Finally, I tend to think this is the sort of case where a flight attendant must get involved (and maybe that happened beyond the nine-second video clip). You cannot allow anyone to potentially destroy airline equipment like that…