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    A 6-year-old child who kicked up a fuss on board an Air Canada flight ...

    http://www.azcentral.com/news/articl...ight06-ON.html
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    Wonder what he was doing. Must have been out of control to be removed from the flight. At six years old, he's pretty young to be traveling alone. That's near the lower limits of age for Unaccompanied Minors for most airlines.
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    • #3
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      Good for them, what else could they do with the kid? Too bad they don't do this more often with kids travelling with their parents. Of course, then I might have taken a lot less flights in my lifetime.





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        I can't even imagine letting my son at 9 fly alone.

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          who sends a 6 yr old alone to cancun??
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          • #6
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            Perhaps the parents were trying to get rid of him.
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            • #7
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              Originally posted by desertdweller View Post
              Perhaps the parents were trying to get rid of him.
              :lmao: If he behaves like that I don't blame them!




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              • #8
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                Maybe he got frightened and scared that he was on this big plane with strangers trying to strap him down??

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                • #9
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                  Poor kid he thought he was headed to Disney's California Adventure.

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by claribella View Post
                    Maybe he got frightened and scared that he was on this big plane with strangers trying to strap him down??
                    Exactly. I'm sorry, but I cannot think of a possible reason a 6 year old should be flying on a plane by themselves. I wouldn't dream of sending my almost 11 year old on a plane by herself! Poor kid is just a baby.

                    Stupid parents. :bang:

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                      I heard about this on the news this morning. It made me laugh so hard because I remember all the times my parents would tell me, "Do you want me to turn this car around?" If he was being a brat I'm glad they kicked him off. But then again I could totally understand if he was scared.

                      I thought that at that age they had to have a flight attendant or some one with them?
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                        I know on SWA kids can fly alone starting at 5. My boys have flown alone since they were young, a custody thing....I didn't have a choice. by the time the younger one was nearing 6 they had flown alone about 8 times. Maybe the kid was scared, or maybe he was just a spoiled brat. Could be either!

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                          Originally posted by Hyperbole View Post
                          Exactly. I'm sorry, but I cannot think of a possible reason a 6 year old should be flying on a plane by themselves. I wouldn't dream of sending my almost 11 year old on a plane by herself! Poor kid is just a baby.

                          Stupid parents. :bang:
                          Seriously! I remember flying when I was turning 13 and I was still extremely terrified. The only time I was actually without my parents was when I walked past the ticket gate and then walking off the plane past the ticket gate again on the other end, but I was freaked out. At 6, they don't even really understand what they are feeling and why they are feeling it, much less how to react to it.

                          Oh, and never mind all the weirdos and pervs out there lurking!





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                            Originally posted by All Aglow View Post
                            Oh, and never mind all the weirdos and pervs out there lurking!
                            I doubt that this even would even factor into the scenario since the airlines require that the parents/guardians are there to hand the minor child over to an airline attendant during check-in who is charge of watching over them.

                            The airlines are responsible for the welfare and safety of that minor until handing them over to another parent or guardian at the destination gate.

                            This particular child, to me, sounds like they were immature, a brat, or had other issues about being sent on this flight by themselves.
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                              Actually, there have been instances of kids who were traveling alone being molested ON an airplane, so that isn't out of the realm of possiblity.

                              The kid may be a brat or have some behavioral problems, but I agree that a 6 year old should NOT be allowed to travel alone like that. Kids need parental guidance, they lack the maturity and experience to always know how to behave or react. I can't fathom how anyone would think a 6 year old being, for the most part, unsupervised is acceptable.
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                                I'm writing from the viewpoint as a 6 year old from my life experience and at that age felt I was raising myself, could hardly wait to reach adulthood and was embarassed by my parents at times. This was 1952.

                                Children of that same age today are much more immature and coddled than my generation ever was.

                                Not having children or wanting little contact with them probably puts me "out there" as far as my impressions of this news story. I still think many of the problems we face today are simply a result of having generations growing up who haven't been taught how to behave, pay attention, and practice good manners.
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                                • #17
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                                  Originally posted by desertdweller View Post
                                  This particular child, to me, sounds like they were immature
                                  Well, yeah, HE IS SIX YEARS OLD! That's exactly why a child of that age should never, EVER be put on a plane without a parent or guardian!

                                  Originally posted by Senator David Wu (D-OR)
                                  Don't let faux-klingons send real Americans to war!

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                                  • #18
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                                    When my now 17 year old son was 3, he threw such a fit on an airplane that a airline security officer came on board and told my wife and I that he had to leave the plane. He said that we could stay, that only he had to go.
                                    Needless to say our whole family, (I have 3 kids), left the plane. It promptly left for Florida with our luggage. I ended up renting a car at the airport, drove home, threw some toys and food in the car and drove 14 hours straight to Sarasota.
                                    It turned out to be a very fun vacation... One needs to be able to flex at times.

                                    Honestly, I don't blame the airline for doing this. My son was completely uncontrolable. I think the stewardess must had called security just after the incident where while trying to clam my son down, she gave him one of those little metal pins in the shape of pilot wings. He threw it at her hitting her right in the center of her forehead.

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                                      Originally posted by desertdweller View Post
                                      I still think many of the problems we face today are simply a result of having generations growing up who haven't been taught how to behave, pay attention, and practice good manners.
                                      I would agree with you 110%... if the child in question were 12 or so. But 6??? No, whatever behavior problems caused this child to be tossed from the plane were a direct result of his parents sticking him on the plane alone.

                                      Originally posted by Senator David Wu (D-OR)
                                      Don't let faux-klingons send real Americans to war!

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                                      • #20
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                                        this was also a long flight, toronto to cancun?
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