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(Some Guy)   Couple abandons baby at the airport when they find out it costs $27 extra for him to fly   (viewfromthewing.com) divider line
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2023-01-31 2:49:05 PM  
Because I'm optimistic, I choose to believe that the parents were going through security to find someone they could pay in order to bring their child. Most of the stories around this have framed it as 'parents leave baby behind' as though they were giving Ryanair their baby instead of $25. They couldn't proceed through security without a ticket for their son, which they couldn't get without paying the fee.


And the story doesn't say how far they got away from their baby. Was the baby within eye sight?
 
2023-01-31 2:49:22 PM  
Joke's on the parents after Ryanair imposed the $250 stowed baby fee...
 
2023-01-31 3:18:29 PM  
Next time pack baby in your checked luggage and skip the free
 
2023-01-31 3:21:52 PM  
"He's your problem now! See ya!"
 
2023-01-31 3:22:21 PM  
Babies totally fit in the overhead compartment and their little measuring rack.
 
2023-01-31 3:23:13 PM  
Andrew Tate would've paid you well for that baby, you fools.
 
2023-01-31 3:24:30 PM  
Ryan Air:  For when Southwestern just isn't crappy enough.
 
2023-01-31 3:28:05 PM  
Was the baby's name Francine?
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2023-01-31 3:28:36 PM  
Oh.  They're Belgian.

Explains everything.

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2023-01-31 3:28:45 PM  
They left the basket with the baby and wanted to go up to the security check in Terminal 1 to get to the departure gate.

Hey, baby, keep an eye on the basket while we're gone, okay?
 
2023-01-31 3:29:08 PM  
 Wow the TSA confiscated lot auction on Ebay for this one is going to be crazy
 
2023-01-31 3:29:22 PM  

no1curr: Next time pack baby in your checked luggage and skip the free


That will eventually happen, if you make parents desperate and afraid of being stranded in a foreign country.
 
2023-01-31 3:29:43 PM  

spongeboob: Because I'm optimistic, I choose to believe that the parents were going through security to find someone they could pay in order to bring their child. Most of the stories around this have framed it as 'parents leave baby behind' as though they were giving Ryanair their baby instead of $25. They couldn't proceed through security without a ticket for their son, which they couldn't get without paying the fee.


And the story doesn't say how far they got away from their baby. Was the baby within eye sight?


It's weird that they both walked away from the baby.  I don't get that part, and I don't believe they were just abandoning their baby.
 
2023-01-31 3:33:28 PM  
Seems Legit.....

Like anyone would abandon a child over $27.

If they were gonna abandon the child over $27....they would have done so long before this.

Formula is $27.

/ which, I think, is an indictment of humanity in general
 
2023-01-31 3:33:31 PM  
Seems pretty cheap, but is it safe?

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2023-01-31 3:33:51 PM  
Another airline charge?

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2023-01-31 3:34:56 PM  

bughunter: Oh.  They're Belgian.

Explains everything.


I'm sure they waffled on what to do.
 
2023-01-31 3:35:04 PM  
The couple arrived late for the flight after the flight's check-in counters had closed.

Using an open check-in counter requires payment of a €30 human contact fee.
 
2023-01-31 3:35:20 PM  

MrSplifferton: spongeboob: Because I'm optimistic, I choose to believe that the parents were going through security to find someone they could pay in order to bring their child. Most of the stories around this have framed it as 'parents leave baby behind' as though they were giving Ryanair their baby instead of $25. They couldn't proceed through security without a ticket for their son, which they couldn't get without paying the fee.


And the story doesn't say how far they got away from their baby. Was the baby within eye sight?

It's weird that they both walked away from the baby.  I don't get that part, and I don't believe they were just abandoning their baby.


I abandon babies all the time.  They are like 'save me' and I'm like ... no.  Ask your mom.

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2023-01-31 3:36:58 PM  

spongeboob: Because I'm optimistic, I choose to believe that the parents were going through security to find someone they could pay in order to bring their child. Most of the stories around this have framed it as 'parents leave baby behind' as though they were giving Ryanair their baby instead of $25. They couldn't proceed through security without a ticket for their son, which they couldn't get without paying the fee.


And the story doesn't say how far they got away from their baby. Was the baby within eye sight?


I don't know what the author is trying to pull here since the title of TFA is, verbatim, "Couple Abandoned Baby At The Airport When They Learned They Had To Pay $27 For Him To Fly"
 
2023-01-31 3:38:07 PM  
I thought those boxes at the ticket counter were to see if your bag would fit in the overhead. Didn't realize it was a leave-a-baby-take-a-baby bin
 
2023-01-31 3:38:20 PM  
Don't fly anywhere with a baby. Don't take them to restaurants or movie theaters either.
 
2023-01-31 3:39:51 PM  
The plane in question:

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2023-01-31 3:40:00 PM  
All unattended babies will be subject to booping on the nose.
 
2023-01-31 3:40:34 PM  
Gee if only there were some way for these two parents to be able to both stay with their baby, and find someone to pay the baby's fee, at the same time.
 
2023-01-31 3:43:15 PM  

bughunter: Oh.  They're Belgian.

Explains everything.

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2023-01-31 3:46:43 PM  

Erma Gerdd: Was the baby's name Francine?
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To be fair, they had a wonderful vacation.  And the money they saved not having to raise a child was put towards some very smart investments.
 
2023-01-31 3:50:02 PM  

MrSplifferton: spongeboob: Because I'm optimistic, I choose to believe that the parents were going through security to find someone they could pay in order to bring their child. Most of the stories around this have framed it as 'parents leave baby behind' as though they were giving Ryanair their baby instead of $25. They couldn't proceed through security without a ticket for their son, which they couldn't get without paying the fee.


And the story doesn't say how far they got away from their baby. Was the baby within eye sight?

It's weird that they both walked away from the baby.  I don't get that part, and I don't believe they were just abandoning their baby.


Would that be count as leaving your baggage unattended??
 
2023-01-31 3:53:10 PM  

olorin604: MrSplifferton: spongeboob: Because I'm optimistic, I choose to believe that the parents were going through security to find someone they could pay in order to bring their child. Most of the stories around this have framed it as 'parents leave baby behind' as though they were giving Ryanair their baby instead of $25. They couldn't proceed through security without a ticket for their son, which they couldn't get without paying the fee.


And the story doesn't say how far they got away from their baby. Was the baby within eye sight?

It's weird that they both walked away from the baby.  I don't get that part, and I don't believe they were just abandoning their baby.

Would that be count as leaving your baggage unattended??


Yes.

They left his mother-in-law alone at home.
 
2023-01-31 3:53:22 PM  
Just ban parents from flying.  If you are a parent, you cant get on a plane.  Even if the other parent is taking care of the offspring.  Perma ban on flight.  And national and global databases of DNA.  So we can track down parents.  This includes sperm donors of any kind.  Even the president.  Only non parent presidents may fly.

Problem solved.  Also fossil carbon use reduction.
 
2023-01-31 3:57:50 PM  

MrSplifferton: spongeboob: Because I'm optimistic, I choose to believe that the parents were going through security to find someone they could pay in order to bring their child. Most of the stories around this have framed it as 'parents leave baby behind' as though they were giving Ryanair their baby instead of $25. They couldn't proceed through security without a ticket for their son, which they couldn't get without paying the fee.


And the story doesn't say how far they got away from their baby. Was the baby within eye sight?

It's weird that they both walked away from the baby.  I don't get that part, and I don't believe they were just abandoning their baby.


I'm thinking it was mild panic, imagine you're trying to fly home internationally and suddenly told there's a problem with your ticket

And I've seen plenty of times where people just forget they have a kid for a second, I think every parent has done that at least once
 
2023-01-31 3:58:58 PM  

BunchaRubes: spongeboob: Because I'm optimistic, I choose to believe that the parents were going through security to find someone they could pay in order to bring their child. Most of the stories around this have framed it as 'parents leave baby behind' as though they were giving Ryanair their baby instead of $25. They couldn't proceed through security without a ticket for their son, which they couldn't get without paying the fee.


And the story doesn't say how far they got away from their baby. Was the baby within eye sight?

I don't know what the author is trying to pull here since the title of TFA is, verbatim, "Couple Abandoned Baby At The Airport When They Learned They Had To Pay $27 For Him To Fly"


Maybe the author writes the story and their editor writes the click bait headline
 
2023-01-31 4:00:12 PM  

olorin604: MrSplifferton: spongeboob: Because I'm optimistic, I choose to believe that the parents were going through security to find someone they could pay in order to bring their child. Most of the stories around this have framed it as 'parents leave baby behind' as though they were giving Ryanair their baby instead of $25. They couldn't proceed through security without a ticket for their son, which they couldn't get without paying the fee.


And the story doesn't say how far they got away from their baby. Was the baby within eye sight?

It's weird that they both walked away from the baby.  I don't get that part, and I don't believe they were just abandoning their baby.

Would that be count as leaving your baggage unattended??


They left the baby so no
 
2023-01-31 4:00:28 PM  

spongeboob: Because I'm optimistic, I choose to believe that the parents were going through security to find someone they could pay in order to bring their child. Most of the stories around this have framed it as 'parents leave baby behind' as though they were giving Ryanair their baby instead of $25. They couldn't proceed through security without a ticket for their son, which they couldn't get without paying the fee.


And the story doesn't say how far they got away from their baby. Was the baby within eye sight?


Still you would think one of the parents would be able to stay behind with the baby.

Of course it is Tel Aviv, so religious nut jobs who would rather leave the baby unattended than leave the wife unattended might be in play.
 
2023-01-31 4:07:24 PM  

spongeboob: MrSplifferton: spongeboob: Because I'm optimistic, I choose to believe that the parents were going through security to find someone they could pay in order to bring their child. Most of the stories around this have framed it as 'parents leave baby behind' as though they were giving Ryanair their baby instead of $25. They couldn't proceed through security without a ticket for their son, which they couldn't get without paying the fee.


And the story doesn't say how far they got away from their baby. Was the baby within eye sight?

It's weird that they both walked away from the baby.  I don't get that part, and I don't believe they were just abandoning their baby.

I'm thinking it was mild panic, imagine you're trying to fly home internationally and suddenly told there's a problem with your ticket

And I've seen plenty of times where people just forget they have a kid for a second, I think every parent has done that at least once


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2023-01-31 4:07:30 PM  
While some reports have said that the parents "refused to pay the fee," in fact Ryanair's check-in counters were closed and they could not pay.

Reading is fundamental.
 
2023-01-31 4:07:32 PM  
 
2023-01-31 4:08:04 PM  

Farking Clown Shoes: Joke's on the parents after Ryanair imposed the $250 stowed baby fee...


They get you with a dead baby fee if the bag starts bleeding
 
2023-01-31 4:11:11 PM  

MrSplifferton: spongeboob: Because I'm optimistic, I choose to believe that the parents were going through security to find someone they could pay in order to bring their child. Most of the stories around this have framed it as 'parents leave baby behind' as though they were giving Ryanair their baby instead of $25. They couldn't proceed through security without a ticket for their son, which they couldn't get without paying the fee.


And the story doesn't say how far they got away from their baby. Was the baby within eye sight?

It's weird that they both walked away from the baby.  I don't get that part, and I don't believe they were just abandoning their baby.


They abandoned the baby it doesn't matter what you believe
 
2023-01-31 4:12:48 PM  
Not a baby, it's luggage for the overhead. Have any duct tape?
 
2023-01-31 4:14:11 PM  

chitownmike: MrSplifferton: spongeboob: Because I'm optimistic, I choose to believe that the parents were going through security to find someone they could pay in order to bring their child. Most of the stories around this have framed it as 'parents leave baby behind' as though they were giving Ryanair their baby instead of $25. They couldn't proceed through security without a ticket for their son, which they couldn't get without paying the fee.


And the story doesn't say how far they got away from their baby. Was the baby within eye sight?

It's weird that they both walked away from the baby.  I don't get that part, and I don't believe they were just abandoning their baby.

They abandoned the baby it doesn't matter what you believe


Bless your heart.
 
2023-01-31 4:17:36 PM  

stuartp9: Seems pretty cheap, but is it safe?

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2023-01-31 4:19:52 PM  
A lot of things don't add up on this one. One is that they couldn't take the baby through security without a ticket. Maybe that's the case, but apparently they didn't even try... "let's try it and see what happens, if they don't let us through we'll mention that no one is at the ticket counter, and go from there". It sounds like they were trying to force the issue, but chose the wrong place.

Another is the timing. Even they acknowledged that they arrived late. Airlines make it pretty clear that you need to be at the ticket counter X minutes before departure. They need time to plan the downstream activities and, in airports where they don't have much presence, the ticket counter people have to close down because they have to become the gate people in 20 minutes.

And it's not totally clear, but if they had Belgian passports it sounds like this was a return flight. They didn't go through this process before? If so, they didn't anticipate that they might have to go through it again on their return?

Whether it's incompetence or an attempt to save a few bucks, I'm getting really tired of people who float through life expecting everyone else to accommodate them. The other 187 passengers somehow managed to figure things out, but inconveniencing them is just fine because we need to send two people back to the ticket counter to deal with these jackasses. When do we see the handwringing stories about the hundreds of people who were inconvenienced, delayed, etc. because of the "Two A-Holes Who Arrive Late for Their Flight"?

/A lot of this is speculation, but I can only go from what's reported. As someone who flew 100K+ miles per year before Covid and is starting to get back to that point again... my patience for the aforementioned "people who float through life" is getting really short.
//Ditto for being one who has traveled with little ones several times and paid for the extra tickets because we don't expect others to do us a favor.
 
2023-01-31 4:24:11 PM  
if it was good enough for Moses it's good enough for you.
 
2023-01-31 4:26:45 PM  
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2023-01-31 4:28:13 PM  

BunchaRubes: spongeboob: Because I'm optimistic, I choose to believe that the parents were going through security to find someone they could pay in order to bring their child. Most of the stories around this have framed it as 'parents leave baby behind' as though they were giving Ryanair their baby instead of $25. They couldn't proceed through security without a ticket for their son, which they couldn't get without paying the fee.


And the story doesn't say how far they got away from their baby. Was the baby within eye sight?

I don't know what the author is trying to pull here since the title of TFA is, verbatim, "Couple Abandoned Baby At The Airport When They Learned They Had To Pay $27 For Him To Fly"


Authors don't write headlines.
 
2023-01-31 4:53:57 PM  
That is a cost savings that goes straight to the bottom line..
That these people probably shouldn't be parents.
 
2023-01-31 4:54:24 PM  

spongeboob: Because I'm optimistic, I choose to believe that the parents were going through security to find someone they could pay in order to bring their child. Most of the stories around this have framed it as 'parents leave baby behind' as though they were giving Ryanair their baby instead of $25. They couldn't proceed through security without a ticket for their son, which they couldn't get without paying the fee.


And the story doesn't say how far they got away from their baby. Was the baby within eye sight?


Are you questioning the veracity of this story??
Even the article's author points out that details of the original story were probably twisted or made up.
The fact is, leaving a baby at the airport is the new social media challenge sweeping the nation right now.
Millenials are leaving babies everywhere for likes and follows.
 
2023-01-31 4:56:03 PM  

Somaticasual: That is a cost savings that goes straight to the bottom line..
That these people probably shouldn't be parents.


I like how you say "probably", to leave open the possibility that it might be OK to abandon a baby at an airport in some cases.
 
2023-01-31 5:12:18 PM  
And running out of oxygen aparantly.
 
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