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Chili: As for getting over it, I'll say not until parents become more considerate of other passengers locked inside a metal tube for hours on end. I don't pay hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars to be barraged with top-of-the-lungs vocalizations of some kid whose parent is seemingly oblivious to their precious one's being a public nuisance.

I cannot begin to describe the total frustration of being stuck on a plane with a shrieking kid(or several) that just. will. not. shut. up. The flight from Sydney to LA, all 14 hours of it, was trying enough without three kids in different parts of the coach cabin seemingly playing tag-team-shriek virtually the entire trip. On another flight, from Atlanta to Zurich, I could only marvel (because I sure as h3ll wasn't sleeping!) at the lung power and sheer fortitude of a single child who managed to shriek for almost 8 hours straight.

Your rant reminded me of flying to Europe as a fresh young Lieutenant. The plane was MATS, a propeller job, filled to the rafters mostly with dependents, meaning mothers travelling with their children.

After 4 hours of the drone I was tired, and the children were restless. I felt sorry for the mothers. After 8 hours, I was zonked, and the children were hysterical. The last four hours were horrible. A twelve hour flight.

Count Uptoten
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