Delta Airlines - Children Flying Alone
ATLANTA, GEORGIA -- Thursday, July 19, 2012 - Delta Airlines Flight 2371 - Minneapolis to Sacramento. I was in seat 38C which is a 3 seat row. Seats A & B were occupied by two young girls under 10 whose parent had paid for them to be escorted by the airline. Being on the aisle seat, I had to get up 6 or more times inflight so the oldest could go to the bathroom. The youngest girl would periodically get up in her seat and start hitting her sister. They were active the entire flight. It wasn't the airlines that dealt with these two children it was me.
I paid for my seat not to babysit two children. I am appalled that the parents of these 2 would subject their girls to flying alone. If you must be divorced at least live in the same state. I never could figure where these two girls started their flight because of the jet noise in the back of the plane. If your children are alone, you do not know who is sitting by them. In the case of these two young girls, they had a nice 75 year old grandmother who tried to be patient with them.
They said it was okay for them to fly alone because they were "brave"! How would you feel in a big airplane 200+ people without anyone you knew. I finally told the girls that since their Mom was not here, I was going to be Mom for the rest of the flight. The stewardess thanked me for my patience at the end of the flight. Big deal because my flight was ruined. I'm hoping some parent that does this will think twice the next time before they do this. It is not fair to the other passengers or your children. You are hoping the stewardess is going to be entertaining your children. Guess what, she is responsible for 200 other people also.