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post #52561 of 68954
Poorly behaved children are a menace anywhere.

I once almost got hit in the face by a 5 cm diameter rubber ball at a departure lounge, as two small kids had been left to their own devices, while the mother left for 10+ minutes.

The only thing up there with unruly children are fat people, who can't keep in their seat and people who can't sit still.
post #52562 of 68954
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Parents need to teach their kids not to fuck with the seat in front of them.
Don't play with the tray table, use the seat as a head rest, or kick at it. The person in front of you feels it every time.

Honestly, once they know that, most of my child-on-plane issues are solved. It's not a "doesn't deal with planes well" issue...it is purely a discipline/training issue since the youngest probably don't even know better. Loud/crying kids are usually easy enough to get used to and ignore (and I usually travel with earplugs)...but I fricking hate it when some asshole's child is kicking the back of my seat and they don't say anything.
yes. I get how it may be hard to completely stop a sick, uncomfortable or frightened child from crying. but any half observant parent will see when the kid is doing something completely avoidable and put a stop to it. and if you can't stop your child from kicking a seat, then you need to put them up for adoption and neuter yourself with a dull knife
post #52563 of 68954
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post

i hate inconsiderate people.

FTFY
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

it's really people who piss you off on planes, not necessarily just the kids. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I travel a lot and it's actually quite rare for me to have my flight ruined by a screaming child. I'm more annoyed by adult fuckfaces who carry on too much luggage and cause some other poor asshole to have to check his bag (seriously, in what other social scenario does this not result in a beatdown?), or talk too loudly on the phone, have the personal hygiene habits of a shit-flinging chimp in the lavatory, or slam their seatback down without warning - I can fill a page with this shit.

the one kid-related thing that annoys me (although this is also really directed at their parents) are those stupid fucking side by side strollers that take up so much goddamn space and are so unwieldy that they are guaranteed to piss off everyone within 10 feet. the ultimate in inconsiderate parenting.

so much this

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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

The worst is when someone takes up the overhead with their briefcase, or even worse, their jacket.
Once was on a flight where someone did this. Someone else gently moved his laptop bag over (put it upright rather than lying on its side) and the guy lost it--screaming about how no one could touch his stuff, etc. They ended up having to throw him off the plane, which of course made us even more delayed.

ugh. this. i always wait until everyone is seated before i put a jacket in the overhead.
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Poorly behaved children are a menace anywhere.

this.
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

yes. I get how it may be hard to completely stop a sick, uncomfortable or frightened child from crying. but any half observant parent will see when the kid is doing something completely avoidable and put a stop to it. and if you can't stop your child from kicking a seat, then you need to put them up for adoption and neuter yourself with a dull knife

also this. my kids are keenly aware that messing with the seat in front of them is a no-no.
post #52564 of 68954
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post


This.

The worst is when someone takes up the overhead with their briefcase, or even worse, their jacket.

 

I was traveling on orders once and my backpack has been through some things (a deployment, tons of field exercises etc). So I opened the overhead to stow it and find a white tailored jacket sitting there. The old woman whom it belonged to was mortified that I was putting my pack up there. Not a single fuck. Storing a tailored jacket, let alone a white one, in overhead is really stupid.  For the record I didn't get it dirty and moved it to the other end of the compartment.

post #52565 of 68954
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

slam their seatback down without warning

I mean, I know why this is annoying but I don't know what people expect to happen. THere is a feature to make your trip more comfortable and everyone is allowed to use it, so I am going to get upset with people for using it!
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

yes. I get how it may be hard to completely stop a sick, uncomfortable or frightened child from crying. but any half observant parent will see when the kid is doing something completely avoidable and put a stop to it. and if you can't stop your child from kicking a seat, then you need to put them up for adoption and neuter yourself with a dull knife

I took a trip this summer where the family of four (maybe five) was coming back and you could tell the parents were just completely overwhelmed by the kids. The guy was squeezing the bridge of his nose and they were pint-sized terrors. Toward the end, the dad had just completely checked out. Not that the mom was that effectual anyway, nor was he. But it was just like, maybe its a few years too late to realize that you have too much children for the two of you but... that's also pretty poor parenting.
post #52566 of 68954
Ed, it's the "slam" and "without warning" part that's the worst. If you do it gently, or tell the person behind you that you're about to lower it, then we'll all get along. I've seen people get hit in the face, drinks go flying, etc.

No one in the plane particularly enjoys being so close to everyone else - just move around gingerly, try to be aware of other people, try to acknowledge that this is a huge pain in the ass for everyone and we all need to try to compromise and be patient with each other...and very few people will have a problem with you.
post #52567 of 68954
Once on a flight from London to Dublin a kid who was way too old , like 6 or 7, kicked the seat all the way . After glaring and asking the kicking continued . Oh well short flight fuck it . On approach to Dublin I could hear him making copious use of the air sickness bag . I smiled just a little
post #52568 of 68954
I make a judgment call on each "kid is annoying the piss out of me" situation.

If it's an infant baby or very young child who's scared and doesn't understand wtf is going on, I can empathize for the parents and don't let it get on my nerves.

Today, I had two 2-3 year old kids behind me literally shrieking and screaming (not crying) and the parents made no effort to calm or quiet them down. They were old enough to understand their parents, too, as I heard them follow other various commands.

I've heard somewhere that the sound of babies and kids crying is one of the most stress inducing sounds to humans. I believe it. I can practically feel my cortisol levels spike when I'm surrounded by wailing children.
post #52569 of 68954
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Just turned my Wooden Boats (mostly sailbaots) calendar over to October and it's some bearded fuck in a canoe with his golden retriever. I don't want to look at this jagoff all month!

"One looking this way one looking that way guy in middle going 'what do you want from me?'"

post #52570 of 68954
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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

Once on a flight from London to Dublin a kid who was way too old , like 6 or 7, kicked the seat all the way . After glaring and asking the kicking continued . Oh well short flight fuck it . On approach to Dublin I could hear him making copious use of the air sickness bag . I smiled just a little

I sat behind a child during a flight that kept banging the seat back and forth, after a while I put my knee up and locked the seat in the upright position, so it couldn't move.

The mother got the point after trying to help with no result.

People who put their seat down and don't put it up, while dinner is served, so you have a tray 2 cm from your face. *shakes fist*
post #52571 of 68954
IMO, children may be the manifestation but 99.9% of the time they are not the issue. The issue is the parents. I never blame a small child for events.
post #52572 of 68954
The only time I would approve of kids talking back to or willfully disobeying their elders is if their names are Walker and Texas Ranger
post #52573 of 68954
Hroi do you have kids?
post #52574 of 68954
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

IMO, children may be the manifestation but 99.9% of the time they are not the issue. The issue is the parents. I never blame a small child for events.

well said.
post #52575 of 68954
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I sat behind a child during a flight that kept banging the seat back and forth, after a while I put my knee up and locked the seat in the upright position, so it couldn't move.

The mother got the point after trying to help with no result.

People who put their seat down and don't put it up, while dinner is served, so you have a tray 2 cm from your face. *shakes fist*

this is gold

get a 1 liter metal water bottle for your carry on bag. place it between your table and the back of the seat in front of you. now, they can't recline their seat. perfectly legal.
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