Flying with Kids: An Annoyance to Others?
We've had many discussions on urbanMamas about flying with children. Recently, the New York Times featured an article about the "misbehaving children" (a complete misrepresentation in my opinion) on airplanes and the added stress for passengers with little sympathy for kids. The article provides a flight attendants perspective of hellish experiences when kids are on board, and sensational stories such as a flight attendant demanding a parent give her child Benadryl. As parents, we probably have utmost empathy for those traveling with kids since it can be stressful. We've taken trips dozens of trips with our kids, and our interactions with other passengers have been pleasant. However, the stories recounted in the article seem like the exception. Or, are they? Have you had other passengers hassle you because your child was throwing a fit? What about the TSA? Any horror stories to share?