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6 yo removed from plane - Canada's not taking any crap

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6 yo removed from plane - Canada's not taking any crap

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Uncontrollable 6-year-old pulled from flight

Canadian Press

Sept. 6, 2006 07:10 AM

TORONTO - A 6-year-old child who kicked up a fuss on board an Air Canada flight on the weekend as the jet sat on the runway at Toronto's Pearson Airport was escorted off the plane.

The incident took place Sunday morning, according to a Sun Media report, as 62 travelers on an Airbus 320 waited to depart for Cancun, Mexico.

Air Canada spokesman John Reber said the child was traveling alone and had been escorted aboard the plane without incident by airline staff.

But Reber said the child became uncontrollable once the plane began to move and passengers were told to fasten their safety belts.

A decision was made to remove the child from the aircraft and return him to his family, who were still in the airport waiting for takeoff.

The flight's departure was delayed by about half-an-hour.

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1. Re: 6 yo removed from plane - Canada's not taking any crap

Hey NWGaGuy

Fancy meeting you here!

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2. Re: 6 yo removed from plane - Canada's not taking any crap

You might like to look at the "When children go bad" thread. It was on page 4.

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3. Re: 6 yo removed from plane - Canada's not taking any crap

Yup. I like the idea that any disruptive passengers are going to get kicked off the plane. Personally I don't care who did the annoying.....I just want it stopped.

Of course I'm of the view that if they make examples out of some abusers it will tend to cut down on general disruptions/annoyances.

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4. Re: 6 yo removed from plane - Canada's not taking any crap

I find it hard to believe a parent would put a 6 year old on a plane alone - I don't care how well they are looked after by the flight attendants.

However, I am glad he was removed.

We were held up an hour once due to a childs tantrums. It was too old to sit on a parents lap and wouldn't sit it its own seat. It just screamed soldily for an hour before dropping to sleep in exhaustion when the flight could finally set off.

Good on yer Canada!

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5. Re: 6 yo removed from plane - Canada's not taking any crap

Air Canada should review their policies regarding the age limit for children travelling alone on flights.

Six seems a very young age to travel unaccompanied, at this age a lot of kids will kick off, maybe the poor child was scared.

The staff were correct to remove the child both for it's own sake and the other travellers.

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6. Re: 6 yo removed from plane - Canada's not taking any crap

I too would never put a child of only 6 on a plane alone! Two replies refer to the child as " it " , ( pet peeve of mine ). As far as >air Canada should set a limit < it's not just air Canada that allows 6 year olds alone on flights. It's way too young to travel alone and am just wondering how many parents out their would let their young child fly alone? Anyone?

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7. Re: 6 yo removed from plane - Canada's not taking any crap

Six really is a young age to fly alone, kids are unpredictible at this age and it's not really fair on both the child or cabin crew.

If possible it is better to wait until children are older and understand that they are expected to behave on Air Lines.

Maybe the parents did not appreciate how their child would react, i find it hard to beieve that they would put a child in this situation,if,they thought he/she would misbehave.

Better to wait until a child is confident about flying alone,and can deal with the situation.

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8. Re: 6 yo removed from plane - Canada's not taking any crap

I flew from Philadelphia to Buffalo by myself when I was 6, but that was in 1976! Times have changed. I'd say 12 is probably the age I'd let my child fly alone these days.

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9. Re: 6 yo removed from plane - Canada's not taking any crap

NWGaGuy --

I'd like to agree with you wholehearatedly! Only trouble is we travel frequently in Russia and if they did that 2/3 of the flights would take off with few or no passengers. :-X

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10. Re: 6 yo removed from plane - Canada's not taking any crap

I have one word for all the parents who will only control theri children with a, "Now Damien, you must be nice.....yada yada yada."

And that word is BENADRYL! It is often prescribed for motion sickness & nausea, although most people think of it as only an antihistamine. Even dramamine is approved for motion sickness by pediatricians & will not hurt a child given the proper dosage. Relax the kid & you will be able to relax, too.

I had an experience with the "possessed" on a flight from Florida to Philly. Not a long flight, but too long that day! An approx 6-8 year old was in the seat behind me & my then 8 year old son. As soon as the plane taxied to the runway, the kid started screaming, " We're gonna crash! We're gonna crash!" Mom said nothing. The flight crew did not intervene except to offer him food, etc. after approx 1 hour, my son looked over the seat back & said, "If you don't shut the hell up, I will shut you up!" The kid did keep repeating his dire prediction for the rest of the flight, but he only whisperd it. His mother protested about my son cursing at her child. I did not respond to her & I did not correct my son. Passengers surrounding us congratulated my son & offered him all kinds of stuff!