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#16 mongo_jones

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 12:00 AM

you people must travel on some special airlines. i've rarely seen kids be more than a nuisance.

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#17 Orik

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 12:33 AM

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#18 porkwah

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 12:35 AM

i think they should restrict infants and children on grayhound buses too

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#19 g.johnson

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 04:09 AM

Unfortunately the little bastards are necessary to fund my pension.
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#20 FoodDabbler

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 04:27 AM

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But isn't this the official sound of MF?

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 03:47 PM

you people must travel on some special airlines. i've rarely seen kids be more than a nuisance.

I agree and I've flown on many, many domestic flights. Perhaps those who are seriously troubled with parents/children should check into MBSR.
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#22 Eatmywords

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 03:57 PM

And you should have all saved enough money by now from not having children to afford private jets.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 04:44 PM

We flew country-to-country every two weeks or so for many years. There is sometimes a brief period after take-off and landing when a baby or two will cry from the pressure changes, but mostly the kids slept or played and were not a problem. In all that time, there was one situation that was a little taxing that involved a stinky diaper bag and a kid kicking my seat back for many hours. I had a much worse experience when 32 Chinese sports team members threw up as the plane swerved a bit during a landing. That was all dealt with quite well by the attendants, can't remember which airline.

#24 Orik

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 04:49 PM

And you should have all saved enough money by now from not having children to afford private jets.


We're trying to offset the environmental damage caused by children by flying coach.
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#25 TaliesinNYC

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 04:55 PM


http://newsfeed.time...ing-sound-ever/

But isn't this the official sound of MF?

Go ahead Lex.



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#26 fentona

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:01 PM

you people must travel on some special airlines. i've rarely seen kids be more than a nuisance.


I think that flying has become very unpleasant in lots of ways, and children make a useful scapegoat.
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#27 mongo_jones

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:17 PM

it's a curiously anti-child culture in the u.s. generally. flying is no more pleasant in india--indeed, given much greater flight delays etc. it's probably more unpleasant. but you never hear complaints about kids. if anything, other passengers are happy to help parents and amuse children. i've seen similar things in europe (though not on flights). i remember a wedding i attended in a small town in france: it was a solemn wedding in a church but the kids were all playing loudly in the back and right outside. nobody was freaking out.

if you believe everything you read, the majority of american kids these days are being brought up wrong. but so many of the complainers, who were presumably brought up right, seem so maladjusted and unhappy at worst, or lack a sense of proportion at best--maybe it's better to bring kids up wrong then.

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#28 Orik

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:24 PM

Yes, Indian culture has been very successful at bringing happiness and a sense of proportion to its adult population and Europeans have many babies because they love them so much. Posted Image

I'm personally not too bothered by screaming, pooping, babbling babies but since the average person is very much bothered by them I think it makes sense for airlines to respond rather than wait until US culture makes progress.
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#29 yvonne johnson

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:42 PM

I volunteered and did give up my bulkhead seat on a trip back from the UK to a mother and baby a few months ago. The air attendant politely asked the person next to me if he'd move too to give room for the cot and the father. The guy, maybe Czeck, who had briefly chatted to me in English before this happened feigned not to understand the French (this was on Air France) or English spoken by the attendant and was determined to stay put. He said under his breath the family should've got their act together when booking the flight. This person went way down in my estimation.
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#30 mongo_jones

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 09:08 PM

Yes, Indian culture has been very successful at bringing happiness and a sense of proportion to its adult population and Europeans have many babies because they love them so much. Posted Image


no, it's just that the normal behaviour of small children does not appear to be one of the things they get their panties in a bunch over.

I'm personally not too bothered by screaming, pooping, babbling babies but since the average person is very much bothered by them I think it makes sense for airlines to respond rather than wait until US culture makes progress.


or people could increase the dosage of the meds they're already on. that's already a part of u.s. culture.

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