Contrabulous Flabtraption: So, another type of business class, basically
Peter von Nostrand: Flying with my 2 year old and 4 year old tomorrow. Suck it, childless happy people!
Benevolent Misanthrope: There's no cure for it. Unless they start having adults-only flights, the little screamers are going to disturb the rest of us no matter what.
LordZorch: I'd prefer "child free" airlines, cities, cruise ships, and shopping centers.
unlikely: Why don't they charge a "noise surcharge" to the kids instead?
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Teufel Ritter: NFA: [earology.files.wordpress.com image 264x256][img.gawkerassets.com image 288x216]The cheaper solutionYeah, but its it's hard to sneak those into a stranger's kid's sippy cup without being noticed.
LordZorch: Peter von Nostrand: Flying with my 2 year old and 4 year old tomorrow. Suck it, childless happy people!In case you hadn't heard, having children is also volunteering to either drive everyplace for the next decade or paying for a sitter. This also means you have to leave them at home when you go out to eat or go see any movie that doesn't star a talking mouse.The rest of the world calls this type of behavior "manners"....
Trocadero: NFA: [earology.files.wordpress.com image 264x256][img.gawkerassets.com image 288x216]The cheaper solutionJust remember to crush up the Xanax really well, otherwise it doesn't mix well w/ their apple juice.
Arsten: Why are these only $18 more? I'd probably pitch in an extra $100 for that seat.
theflatline: I do not have an onion in my belt, but I can tell you this, my mother could look at me and I would stop whatever I was doing wrong.
AliceBToklasLives: Kids are annoying on the plane, but everyone who complains about air travel ought to take one long-distance Greyhound trip. For perspective.
neilbradley: They should have a "shiatty parent free" area. The only time kids are a pain to others is when crappy parents let them. And yes, I'm a parent.
Benevolent Misanthrope: Yes, because being in the seat in front of an obnoxious little bastard is so much better than being in the seat next to one. There's no cure for it. Unless they start having adults-only flights, the little screamers are going to disturb the rest of us no matter what.That said, I'd pay the extra for the positively palatial 35" seat.
gweilo8888: Oh hai, is this the thread where we all whine about something that every single one of us once was? Get over yourselves, you bunch of princesses./ear plugs, look into them//you people should be thanking everybody who brings a kid on the plane. We parents pay damned-near the same price for the kid's ticket that you do, but kids (and kids' baggage) don't weigh close to what grownups and their baggage do -- which means less fuel burned. Every kid on the plane is subsidizing your fat ass and your overstuffed suitcase.///I go out of my way to try and keep my kid quiet, stop him irritating other passengers, etc., and in my experience so do most parents.////And I know for damned skippy that every one of you complaining did the same things kids today do, when you were a kid and traveled, at least if you ever flew. Probably more because you didn't have as much entertainment.
Tax Boy: How about a Fattie-Free zone?[i.telegraph.co.uk image 460x288]
profplump: I'm all for quiet spaces, but could we please admit that the difference between "child free" and "jew free" is all but non-existant, and that if we weren't already okay with discriminating on the basis of age this sort of policy would be considered outrageous?As a group children might well be nosier than older people. But like any other group it's made up of individual human beings and it's inherently unjust to make judgements about individuals (or apply rules, etc.) based on generalizations concerning the group, even if those generalizations are true.
Lorelle: Bratty kids on airplanes are annoying, but so are adults who don't wear deodorant, have bad breath, and talk too much.
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