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wilas101
01-23-2007, 02:23 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070123/ap_on_re_us/flight_tantrum




By JIM ELLIS, Associated Press WriterTue Jan 23, 12:54 PM ET

AirTran Airways on Tuesday defended its decision to remove a Massachusetts couple from a flight after their crying 3-year-old daughter refused to take her seat before takeoff.

AirTran officials said they followed Federal Aviation Administration rules that children age 2 and above must have their own seat and be wearing a seat belt upon takeoff.

"The flight was already delayed 15 minutes and in fairness to the other 112 passengers on the plane, the crew made an operational decision to remove the family," AirTran spokeswoman Judy Graham-Weaver said.

Julie and Gerry Kulesza, who were headed home to Boston on Jan. 14 from Fort Myers, said they just needed a little more time to calm their daughter, Elly.

"We weren't given an opportunity to hold her, console her or anything," Julie Kulesza said in a telephone interview Tuesday.

The Kuleszas said they told a flight attendant they had paid for their daughter's seat, but asked whether she could sit in her mother's lap. The request was denied.

She was removed because "she was climbing under the seat and hitting the parents and wouldn't get in her seat" during boarding, Graham-Weaver said.

The Orlando-based carrier reimbursed the family $595.80, the cost of the three tickets, and the Kuleszas flew home the next day.

They also were offered three roundtrip tickets anywhere the airline flies, Graham-Weaver said.

The father said his family would never fly AirTran again.





Hell... now that I know how it works I'm taking my kids on a trip and we'll fly free on the next one. :)

Brock
01-23-2007, 02:25 PM
There should be a small hatch to the baggage compartment. Unruly child problem solved.

Halfcan
01-23-2007, 02:40 PM
My kids would never act like that on a plane.

htismaqe
01-23-2007, 02:53 PM
My kids would never act like that on a plane.

Quartercans...

Saulbadguy
01-23-2007, 03:07 PM
Sounds like a case of inconsiderate parents. Just put the kid in her ****ing seat and strap her in. It sucks that Airtran had to bend over.

Marty Mac Ver 2.0
01-23-2007, 03:33 PM
classic case of parents paiting themselves to be the victims when the other 112 people were the ones victimized.

StcChief
01-23-2007, 04:15 PM
Who's in charge there....oh the 3 yo.

Bwana
01-23-2007, 05:02 PM
I'm surpried the airlines gave them free tickets. They should haven given them bus tickets and told them to come back when they could control their brat kid.

HMc
01-23-2007, 06:33 PM
the kid is 3.

1. pick child up
2. place child in seat.
3. tighten seat belt around child.
4. fly

HMc
01-23-2007, 06:34 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070123/ap_on_re_us/flight_tantrum

The father said his family would never fly AirTran again.



much to the relief of airtran employees and stakeholders.

Frazod
01-23-2007, 06:38 PM
I read this earlier. Bravo to the airline for kicking these imbecile parents and their undisciplined f#cking brat off the plane, and here's a 4321 to this Ellis clown and the media for trying to make the parents sound like the victims.

THE OTHER PASSENGERS ON THE PLANE AND THE CREW WERE THE VICTIMS.

And I'll bet there was some serious cheering going on after these morons were escorted off the plane, too.

chagrin
01-24-2007, 05:33 AM
Sounds like a case of inconsiderate parents. Just put the kid in her ****ing seat and strap her in. It sucks that Airtran had to bend over.


I agree with this completely, it's never anyone's fault anymore, is it.

Guru
01-24-2007, 05:44 AM
don't forget to go to McDonald's and spill coffee all over yourself. It is HOT.

HarryParatestes
01-24-2007, 05:59 AM
The kid was hitting the parents?????

That tells you all you need to know about who's running that family.

California will be full of brats like that when they pass their "no spank" law soon.

Amnorix
01-24-2007, 06:28 AM
the kid is 3.

1. pick child up
2. place child in seat.
3. tighten seat belt around child.
4. fly


Word. My 2-1/2 year old would be strapped and buckled regarldess of his personal feelings about the matter.

"We weren't given an opportunity to hold her, console her or anything," Julie Kulesza said in a telephone interview Tuesday.

How 'bout you stuff the kid into the seat and console her about it when the plane starts rolling down the tarmac?

cookster50
01-24-2007, 06:40 AM
console her with a bottle of antifreeze????

dtrain
01-24-2007, 09:07 AM
the kid is 3.

1. pick child up
2. place child in seat.
3. tighten seat belt around child.
4. fly

You for got one
1. Whip child's @ss

KC Kings
01-24-2007, 09:14 AM
Dramamine, or what ever that put-you-to-sleep medicine is. My son is 6, has had tubes put in his ears twice, and when he flies his ears pop and cause him pain. I believe in beating your kids, and while he would never hit me or climb under the seat the last time we flew he was terrified and screaming. Before the return flight I followed the Mr. T preflight check list, and pumped him full of sleeping medicince. Problem solved.

wilas101
01-24-2007, 10:46 AM
I never flew with my kids when they were small but I've always been a firm believer in controlling behavior by finding an inconspicuous way to inflict enough pain to make them forget whatever has them crying and concentrate fully on making the pain stop.


They're old enough now, though, that I don't get to do stuff like that because they'll remember it and kick the shit out of me one of these days. :(




oh well... I guess there are always grandkids to look forward to. :)

Cochise
01-24-2007, 10:50 AM
Too bad they don't do this at grocery stores.

mikey23545
01-24-2007, 11:13 AM
Too bad they don't do this at grocery stores.

and restaurants...

Cochise
01-24-2007, 11:22 AM
and restaurants...

Man, that is the worst. When the kid in the booth behind you is standing up in the seat, jumping up and down, kicking stuff, yanking on the curtains right next to your head, screaming, throwing food, touching your head, running around, etc etc.