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Octomom's Brood Causes Chaos On JFK-LAX Flight  
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5578 posts, RR: 5
Posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 15117 times:

I'm glad I wasn't on this flight ...
http://gothamist.com/2011/07/09/afte..._today_octomom_got_in_an_airpl.php


"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
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User currently onlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2848 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 14979 times:

12 kids in business class, 8 of them are 2 years old. I would also ask to be on a different flight. But, since the article says there was a business class, at least I can say "at least it wasn't MY airline!!!" LOL!  


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User currently offlinejetblast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 14746 times:

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 1):
But, since the article says there was a business class, at least I can say "at least it wasn't MY airline!!!" LOL!  

What difference does it make what airline it was? Sounds annoying to me all the same.



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User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3281 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 14720 times:

Last I heard she was on welfare in California. How did she afford 13 J class seats?


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User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3281 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 14687 times:

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 3):
How did she afford 13 J class seats?

Oooops! I guess NBC paid for them.



"I want to know the voice of God the rest is just details" --A. Einstein
User currently offlineUnitedTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 14615 times:

Quoting jetblast (Reply 2):
What difference does it make what airline it was?

because some of us are curious!  

does anyone know what carrier it was?

-m

  


User currently offlineRamblinMan From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 1138 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 14481 times:

Can't we just put all of 'em in a zoo exhibit somewhere and be done with it? Completely ridiculous that people are allowed to behave like this.

Better yet...hey why don't we FORGET ABOUT HER and quit making her questionable life-choices a cause for celebrity?


User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21417 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 14054 times:

Quoting RamblinMan (Reply 6):
Can't we just put all of 'em in a zoo exhibit somewhere and be done with it? Completely ridiculous that people are allowed to behave like this.

Call Mr. Kidkill. "Sparkle and the Barron!"

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[Edited 2011-07-09 16:02:49]


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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4773 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 14001 times:

If she can't care for em then the state should take them off her and put them up for adoption.
She doesn't deserve any sympathy as she brought this upon herself completely when she insisted that the doc implant that many in her (not normal practise) and then refusing to have any of the embryoes terminated.
None of this is natural, it is completely her trying to be a celebrity... IIRC she wanted to be like Angelina Jolie (some role model      ). The fact that she already had a substantial brood beforehand only makes the whole situation even more unacceptable.



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User currently offlinetharanga From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 13800 times:

business class, JFK-LAX. There'd be some premium flyers who'd get quite ticked off because of this.

Quoting RamblinMan (Reply 6):
Better yet...hey why don't we FORGET ABOUT HER and quit making her questionable life-choices a cause for celebrity?

Exactly. Our society makes celebrities out of the strangest people, thus encouraging other strange people to live out their twisted lives on camera. Turn off the TV, people, and deprive these shows of their ratings.


User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5578 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 13532 times:

But seriously, this sounds like it could have been a major safety issue, expecting one adult to care for 12 small children, for example if there were an emergency slide evacuation.


"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineYYCowboy From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 147 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 13295 times:

I would have bailed on that flight too, I'm not kid friendly.
Big mistake I made this April, I used MCO. Never considered the flights would be packed with kidlets.
Sorry MCO, nice airport but never again.



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User currently onlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12883 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 13195 times:

I remember in December 2003 on an AA flight EWR-SJU (on a 767), delayed for 90 minutes due to winter weather where 1 young woman had 2 rug rats with her and she had little control of them, especially one who was never in his seat, I don't think was ever belted down, yelled all the time, and the f/a's not doing much either. Thank the Lord it was on only 2 kids and I had plenty of music and a movie in the earphones to cut the noise down.

I hate to think what it would it have been like to have Octomom and her kiddie village with her. I would be very scary to think what it could be like in a serious emergency with that many kids with just one not too sane and troubled mother.I hope they gave her and her brood the full hassle at TSA and is blacklisted by any airline unless there are a few more adults to keep such a large bunch of kids in control.


User currently offlinemirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7438 posts, RR: 62
Reply 13, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 13116 times:
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Quoting YYCowboy (Reply 11):
Never considered the flights would be packed with kidlets.



You've been on this forum for FIVE (5) years and didnt know MCO was a childfest??????? You ought to have your Anet membership yanked!  



Kidding aside, considering lesser excuses that people have been kicked off a flight, I'm surprised no one got rid of Sulmans clan.



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User currently offlinethomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3860 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 12942 times:

Quoting tharanga (Reply 9):

Exactly. Our society makes celebrities out of the strangest people, thus encouraging other strange people to live out their twisted lives on camera. Turn off the TV, people, and deprive these shows of their ratings.



  


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User currently offlineAlasizon From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 289 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 12584 times:

I was at JFK yesterday and I can say that everywhere was a child nightmare (Its summer travel season....). I think the only reason that they got so much attention is because of her celebrity status. Overall though, I could've counted 300+ disruptive/problems kids in the gate area/on the plane. It was one of those days where the Sky Club on T2 was packed with people trying to escape the madness. T3 wasn't any better.

Though I'm actually surprised they let her into J with all of the kids because as I recall the unofficial limit for safety's sake was 1 adult per three kids. (Or at least that is what I've always considered the limit)



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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5578 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 12266 times:

Quoting Alasizon (Reply 15):
Though I'm actually surprised they let her into J with all of the kids because as I recall the unofficial limit for safety's sake was 1 adult per three kids. (Or at least that is what I've always considered the limit)

Do any airlines have such a limit in their contracts of carriage? I would imagine that trying to enforce an unofficial limit would be tantamount to asking for discrimination suits.



"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlinem404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2220 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 12205 times:
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They kept it up to. AOL featured this story about the brood "going wild" on the set.

http://www.popeater.com/2011/07/08/o...ws-sb-n%7Cdl3%7Csec3_lnk3%7C218486



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User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1974 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 12173 times:

Wow...that's unbelievable. I cannot imgaine that there will be lots of kids around J class. They may disturb other business adult pax.


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User currently offlineFlaps From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1227 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 12115 times:

Quoting YYCowboy (Reply 11):
Big mistake I made this April, I used MCO. Never considered the flights would be packed with kidlets.

Im working in Orlando this month and transiting MCO twice a week. True that it is kidfest central. That said though I find it a refreshing change to be surrounded by reasonably relaxed and happy people as opposed to the arrogant pushy and boorish behavior exhibited by many of my fellow business travelers. While out of control kids are an annoyance and a safety hazard they arre no worse than the out of control, boorish and pompous asses that too often occupy business class seats.

As for the Octofest, I too would have either jumped ship or made a retreat to economy.


User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4845 posts, RR: 19
Reply 20, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 12041 times:

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 3):
Last I heard she was on welfare in California. How did she afford 13 J class seats?

If you watch the Today show interview in that link she claims that she has never been on welfare. But I also heard the same as you, so I think she is being less than truthful with the host.

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/NATLOcto-Mom-Interviews--.html

Food stamps are government assistance, aren't they?



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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5578 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 11977 times:

she does admit to having made poor choices in her past, including signing on for a fetish video in which she sports bondage gear and cracks a whip on a man wearing a diaper

I'm sure I could find that video online, but there are some things that are probably best left unwatched   



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User currently offlinerj777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1753 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 11010 times:
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Can you just imagine all the mayhem if they would have been flying in COACH?
  


User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21417 posts, RR: 60
Reply 23, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 10974 times:

Quoting type-rated (Reply 20):
If you watch the Today show interview in that link she claims that she has never been on welfare. But I also heard the same as you, so I think she is being less than truthful with the host.

That's because all the aid she's on is not called 'welfare' so she's not lying. But her medical bills were paid for by the state, as are a lot of other expenses. And she's certainly on MediCal.



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User currently offlinenclmedic From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 339 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 10814 times:

Literally flight from hell...definitely a case for downgrading oneself!

25 nipoel123 : I already had a feeling of being in the wrong place when I flew Business from AMS-EWR-LAX, and LAX-IAH-AMS. My and my brother, age 14 and 10, in J. I
26 planeguy727 : I read a piece not all that long ago where she said she regrets the whole thing and wishes she never had the kids. What a great thing to say publicly.
27 ABQopsHP : This national fixation on, the lives of other people is sad. If people would ignore all of this nonsense, Ms Octomom and other narcissistic people wo
28 Post contains images homer71 : What's wrong with getting pregnant for the sole purpose of possibly becoming a celebrity? Sincerely, MTV's Teen Mom
29 Post contains images mauiman31 : School's out and vacation time is on. . . just that time of year. Every flight I have been on the past month is kid/family packed. Bravo! Please, I e
30 Post contains images bjorn14 : This would be the very least of my concerns about her poor choices.
31 soon7x7 : Think she should fly daily with the brats that way TSA will call it quits!
32 XXXX10 : This is IMHO partially the airlines fault. if the kids had J tickets then they should have as much right to sit in J as anyone else. The cabin crew sh
33 united319 : I'm going to Guess wither AA or UA they are the only two on the route that have more than 13 J class seats. DL's Biz Elite has 16 but I don't know if
34 United1 : DL markets it as J class on JFK-LAX flights....I suppose a way to tell would be to look up UAs and AAs flights for that day and see which one had a f
35 Post contains images Highflier92660 : Octopus/Octomom- whatever caption she is labled- Nadya Suleman is one of northern Orange County's most dubious residents. It was apparently American's
36 woodsboy : At the very least having such a group of rowdy kids with just ONE person to take care of them is a safety concern forst and foremost. Secondly, having
37 type-rated : At least she didn't put them in Y while she flies J. I've seen quite a few parents do that.
38 Post contains images seabosdca : As someone who spent 5 1/2 hours of yesterday sitting directly in front of a mom and her brood of four kids (including one who kicked my seat througho
39 maxrockatansky : I would rather be whipped while wearing a diaper than be stuck on a plane with the octomom and her octo-thugs, she and her doctor are both criminals
40 bjorn14 : Fortunately, her doctor got his license suspended/revoked for the octo incident.
41 RamblinMan : It's totally the airline's fault. There needs to be a policy against this. I'd be all for an outright ban on under-14s in premium classes, but I thin
42 Blueman87 : i would like to put the mom in a zoo exhibit to along with all of them
43 fca767 : I worked in the BA terminal at Manchester and I agree...a lot of business travellers, and half seemed just as miserable and alot do act selfish and c
44 type-rated : I think a workable deal the airlines could come up with is 1 adult for so many children. If they used 1 adult for every three kids, then Octomom would
45 seabosdca : I think this would be a good idea for safety, and I think the right ratio would be 1 adult:2 kids.
46 bjorn14 : and how do you know this? I could see 3 with two infront of her and one beside her other than that no way.
47 trigged : Let's see.... Octomom turned her vagina into a clown car, shoves the bills on the taxpayer or gullible TV networks, then complains that her travel is
48 WesternA318 : I travel with my kids all the time in Biz and First Class, but they always behave themselves as adults while on the flight. I'm not for an outright b
49 rcair1 : Yes My mom didn't have trouble controlling her 4 kids on flights - but that was a different time.... She could remind us of "dad's belt" without bein
50 CairnterriAIR : I think airlines should allow kids to fly in first and business class, as long as they are at an age where they can understand rules and regulations.
51 WesternA318 : I tell this to my kids as well, and yes, we all dress up to fly. I refuse to associate myself or my family with the "great unwashed" (who came up wit
52 goblin211 : Well, if nbc paid for it then why not send a private jet? It would only make sense. I'm surprised no one's suing.
53 Post contains images WesternA318 : Because NBC Universal is owned by GE (or at least it was) and GE is owned by Obama, so they have to "go green" LMAO.
54 type-rated : Aren't Octomom's Octobrood all 2 or three years old? You can hardly expect kids that young to behave the entire transcon. I still think she should hav
55 WesternA318 : A Nanny? Nanny McPhee couldnt get this brood under control...but put her together with Alice and something might happen...
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