Well if the child was truly unruly then the pilots would be under an obligation to kick the kid off.
My cousin is profoundly autistic, so I am truly understanding of this issue, but at the same time, when he was a toddler, my aunt and uncle just didn't fly with him. No way possible. Now how diplomatic the flight crew was is the rub.
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JAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3442 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2158 times:
Autistic or not, a person cannot fly if they are going to be disruptiv or not obey the rules. Too many people these days are playing the race, disability or age card in an attempt for sympathy. If the kid flew and injured himself, I promise you the parents would be at the lawyer's office ASAP.
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Robsawatsky From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1864 times:
Sympathies to the mother and child - but all passengers regardless of age, disability, mental or physical condition, injury, emotional state, etc, etc are subject to the same basic rules regarding safety and disruption onboard. Unfortunately, that may mean some people (including young children) simply cannot fly on regular commercial air transport.