Skip to comments.Some travelers pushing for child-free flights
Posted on 11/27/2010 7:14:56 PM PST by inflorida
A growing movement is pushing for flights with no children on board.
A recent survey by a travel fare-comparison site showed that 59 percent of passengers support creating special sections on flights for families.
The idea even has its own Facebook page, with 670 members and counting on the "Airlines should have kid-free flights" page.
Kristen Wince said she might have been one of those members - before her son was born.
"Yes, having been flying with no children, it seems like a good idea," she said. "Flying with children, it seems like a really bad idea."
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TSA pat downs and underwear bombs we can stand, but not children! Heavens no!
I’d rather have a liberal free flight.
Bring on the children.
Basically, with the current “naked pics or grope” approach of the TSA, they will have child-free flights pretty soon, anyway.
I'd rather have a flight free of idiotic adults who:
Save me a spot in the kids section, they are better behaved than the average adult.
I have no problem with a person wanting a “Child free flight”.
Let them pay extra for it.
Take a family flight, pay the regular price.
Take a “child free” flight, pay premium for the privilege.
I remember my first flight with my now 8 year old when she was about 2. I had her in a car seat strapped to the airline seat. Her little legs stuck straight out (not long enough to bend). So her feet were pushing into the seat in front of her, which, of course, was in full recline. The lady in the seat in front of her scolded me the entire flight that my daughter was bothering her. Many folks forget what it’s like to have young children.
There is something wrong with a society that does not like to be around kids.
Years ago my Mother told me she was at a neighborhood ladies’ coffee party and one retired schoolteacher was complaining about taxes, and that she should not have to pay for taxes for schools since she had no children of her own. My Mother who was extraordinarally wise, was irate at the hypocracy of a person whose lifelong job was in education making such a statement.
It sounds a lot like the adults who lived in the Neuschwanstein castle in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
It seems like a fair exchange till one of them screams in you ear “It’s not fair!!!!”
Typical nonsense from the self-obsessed abortion culture.
There you go being reasonable.
I will also never ever, ever never, never ever fly on a red eye that connects through Vegas. That was the weirdest flight I've ever been on.
Our school district exempts people over 65 from paying school taxes on homesteads.
A more reasonable approach would be to have a designated family section for travelers with children, much as there once was a designated smokers section when smoking was still permitted on commercial domestic flights.
Put the kids in the back where they can irritate each other and be close to the restrooms.
I’ll add to your list, lol.
*People who take aisle seats and sleep the whole flight, so when middle or window seated passengers have to get up we feel like heels. (I always take the aisle so I can stretch and I can’t sleep on flights, even really long ones.)
*People who decide to use the flight time to clip their finger nails, and let the clippings fling off in all directions, amongst other gross grooming practices.
I remember one flight when my brother and I were kids where I had a window seat and my brother had an aisle seat, and in between us was an obese man who REFUSED to let us sit next to each other and he smoked what seemed like a carton of cigarettes blowing the smoke in our faces. Of course that was when smoking on planes was still allowed. This must have been a last minute trip or something for us to have gotten stuck in those seats, at least I hope it was because I doubt our parents had banked on us being tortured for 5-6 hours!
Children should sit in first class for no extra charge. After all, they are future taxable assets. We’re gonna need them.
Count me in!!!!
I'm a big guy, but not so big I can't fit into an economy seat with the armrests down. So I've got to wonder why people a foot or so shorter than me have to have the seats in the full recline position when I can sleep with them in the half recline position out of courtesy to the people sitting behind me.
Works for me: my kids ain’t going thru a sexual assault gauntlet just to fly.
Isn’t there some kind of mild sedative safe for children that they can take before flights? Also seems like a good idea to let them suck on a bottle during landings so their ears won’t hurt from the pressure.
Hey kid you look like you’re coming down with a rash. Honey, get the Benadryl.
Amen. Let the libs walk. It's greener.
This is life and people simply need to deal with it. Kids have been crying on planes, trains, buses, etc. since people started traveling. Kids have to travel sometimes, too and their parents ought not have less freedom than anyone else.
Perhaps a few drops of Nyquil in the bottle water would do wonders. I don’t mind kids but its the screaming I can’t handle for very long. My MP3 player helps spare me some before forced to turn it off when landing.
I don’t have a dog in this fight. If I can’t get somewhere by driving my car, I am not going.
About 10 years ago, I spent a coast-to-coast flight in the middle of 5 center seats next to a screaming 18 month old. It was terrible, but it was probably worse for the father, who was nearly in tears by the end of the flight. He did try everything he could think of to calm his son — he even tried to get some brandy from the flight attendant.
How about child only flights? Passengers and crew?
(Just as realistic as this bright ideer!)
How many of those travelers would be willing to pay a few hundred dollars more for the special “child-free” flights?
I flew about 130,000 miles last year. (Thankfully far fewer this year, will finish with about 28,000 miles.)
That being said I found many adults to be more annoying than most kids. The worst offenders were those who fly a lot and have a sense of entitlement on the airlines.
“Id rather have a liberal free flight.”
Amen to that; put liberals in the cargo hold.
d@mn straight! ...Make 'em ride that j@ck@$$ / mule everywhere.
...& let 'em (the enviro-terrorists) freeze in the (very) cold dark night
I suppose this effective method would be considered abuse?
When I was 2 or so, I had to go to the dentist. I was terrified. Screamed bloody murder. Mother was asked to leave the room.
The Doc proceded to put his hand over my mouth. I bit his fingers. He adjusted and clamped firmly on my mouth again. I continued to scream though muffled by his hand. He proceded to pinch my nose off and on—enough to breathe but little else. I quickly decided that breathing was more important than screaming.
Mother came back in and insisted on learning the trick. For the rest of her life, any screaming kid within earshot—the mother got a high pressure lesson from my mother in what she SHOULD do.
I used it in counseling a few times. I’d tell the parents who were unable to find a sitter, that they could bring the child. However, I had a firm rule. Either they controlled the kid or I did, or they would have to leave.
Of course, the 2 year old was usually in charge of the parents. Even with that strategy, I usually found that the 2nd convincing was followed by not being able to peel the kid off my lap. He was usually desperate for limits and felt the caring in the limits compared to the wishy washy walk all over his parents standard at home.
if they mean under 8, then I understand. too many people don’t discipline their kids these days. I don’t want to be near them.
“In the last few years I’ve taken several 14-16 hour long flights...”
Asia, So. Africa, Australia or ...?
Kids aren’t the problem,it’s their parents.Frankly speaking,I’m waiting for the airlines that lets my dog sit next to me ,in a paid seat.That will eliminate a certain group from flying on that airlines.Snarl.
The worst flight I remember was a red eye from Salt Lake to Atlanta. This was right after they put those game consoles in the back of the head rests. The woman behind me kept punching my headrest with her stylus or pen or something. Bang bang bang, tap tap tap - finally I turned around and said PLEASE STOP!
Isnt there some kind of mild sedative safe for children that they can take before flights?Both Young Living's Peace and Calming and Lavender essential oils are considered safe for young children. In fact, we currently have Peace and Calming on our dogs' paws, because they get very riled up when "grandpa" comes over to watch the ND game on TV. Works splendidly. The oil, however, should not be used for cat.
“There is something wrong with a society that does not like to be around kids.”
They keep you young and aware of what life is all about. Not self, self and self. Young parents need an older person to ask is this normal when a child melts down over something. Some people forget it happens in the best of families. Visit one of the adult only retirement developments they are a breeding ground for stupid liberal ideas. More chad problems per square block than in the real world.
I want laptop free flights where the person next to me keeps using me for a desk.
No reclining seats. Why should I have someone’s head in my lap so he can read his screen without glasses.
You flew to the Herpes Simplex Virus? From Seattle? Huh...
I can understand this even so I have a toddler. His first flight was last month and he screamed the entire time. I felt awful for the other passengers.
Did you at least fly coach??