WWLP- An incident on a United flight out of San Francisco is sparking a big debate among parents and passengers.
Sarah Blackwood says her 23-month-old son Giorgio was being fussy and crying before take-off on a flight to Vancouver on Wednesday. That’s when Blackwood says a flight attendant warned her that she needed to get Giorgio under control or they would be asked to leave the plane.
Blackwood says she was embarrassed, “I felt like I had done something wrong. You want your child to be perfect on every airplane, but that’s just not the case.”
Minutes later, Blackwood says her toddler fell asleep. But, the taxiing plane came to a stop anyway.
Skywest, which operated the United Airlines flight they were on, says it acted out of concern for the child’s safety. They went on to say, “Despite numerous requests, the child was not seated and was repeatedly in the aisle of the aircraft before departure and during taxi.”
Sorry lady, you're going to have to do better than that if you want to sway public opinion. Every person that travels on a consistent basis has had to deal with a crying child onboard at some point. Coincidentally every one of those people has thought about brutally murdering a baby. Nothing brings out our bad side as human beings like loud noises in an enclosed space. There's not a headphone on the market that can render the shrieking sounds of a newborn unheard. That's not to say that this woman is a bad mother. That's not even to say that children shouldn't be allowed to fly. However, if you know you've got a loud toddler you better sedate that motherfucker, and sedate him good, not let him run roughshod in the aisle. Worst case your child cries the whole flight and you are stuck thousands of feet in the air with hundreds of people that want you both dead. Best case they stop the plane mid-taxi and kick your ass off. Either way, people are not going to be pleased with you.
Discrimination? Mother haters? Does this fucking woman really believe that United Airlines hates mothers? Are we just going to continually trivialize what the term discrimination means? What it's history in this country represents? Pregnant mothers are literally the only demographic of women that don't face marginalization. They literally get away with murder everywhere else they go. It's good to see that an airplane is finally an exception. Guess what bitch, just because traveling with your child makes you happy and 200 other passengers miserable that doesn't make you a minority. It makes you an inconvenience. If United Airlines has to deal with one loud pregnant woman instead of a crying baby and a bunch of pissed off customers they will that trade every time. It's called a wise business decision. What this video didn't show was the remainder of the plane giving the flight attendant a booming round of applause after she was escorted off. Trust me, some may not choose to admit it, and some may have been sympathetic, but everyone on that flight was relieved when Sarah's pregnant ass got lugged off the plane. All the mothers that are supporting this woman and boycotting United Airlines are a welcomed dismissal. That's less outspoken mothers and less sniveling children they have to deal with in the future. I understand that no one can rationalize with a woman when her motherly instincts kick in, but just because you can never win an argument with stupid doesn't mean stupid is always right. This kid may look rather cute now, but put him in the air and he's basically a little demonic terrorist...
P.S. Forget about flying pregnant with a crying baby, if you are bringing your children to Vancouver you probably are a pretty shitty parent.