Somw of the other passengers commented during the flight saying they thought what I had done was "disgraceful and deeply unprofessional".
e38 wrote:Lovetraveling (Topic author), did your son do anything that would have brought attention to himself? Your story indicates that he did not, but how did the other passengers know he was traveling as a non-revenue passenger?
Lovetravelling wrote:Some crew have even have their children help them on the flight, obviously this was done extremely diligently to ensure that safety wasn't impacted and that the service and passenger experience wasn't impacted!!
andz wrote:Lovetravelling wrote:Some crew have even have their children help them on the flight, obviously this was done extremely diligently to ensure that safety wasn't impacted and that the service and passenger experience wasn't impacted!!
Now that would be considered unprofessional and probably illegal as well.
Working for an airline and having kids can be tough on everyone at times, but bonus opportunities like this one help make up for that. Where I work I see it all the time and most of the kids love it and enjoy the memories well into their adult life. As long as everyone involved makes an effort to not bother or detract from paying customers then I'm all for trips like the one you described.
FGITD wrote:Might explain why aviation can have so many family ties. Parents pass it on to their kids who get the memories of flying all over with mom or dad when they were little and loved it.
Lovetravelling wrote:The only special service he got was a photo of him in the cockpit, but this was done when we (crew) boarded the aircraft so other paying passengers wouldn't have been aware as they we're not onboard the aircraft at this point.
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