Flight From Hell

I’m a Flight Attendant and I’m usually nice and very helpful to parents on flights. It is my job to be so. Yesterday I worked a flight from Indiana to Charlotte and I don’t know who was worse the bratty loud children or the parents that allowed them to be so. Three children, who were loud, yelling and screaming as they boarded the the plane. The father said nothing to the children the entire ride, he even took the window seat and had his wife sitting on the aisle, that was weird to me as men always put their wives on the inside. Anyway, the little girl who had to be about 2 kept kicking the seat and the mother ended up taking her shoes, the little girl lost her shit and kept screaming “gimmie my shoes mama” one of the boys kept standing up during takeoff and turbulence and I had to constantly tell him to take his seat. They were traveling with a grandmother and she said nothing too. I felt so bad for the other passengers because they were clearly pissed and aggravated. All I could do was comp some drinks for the noise. It was like the parents refused to discipline the children and didn’t care about the comfort of others. They had a connecting flight to Germany and I know that flight was going to be disturbed too. While I was walking to my next gate I overheard a passenger that was on that flight complaining, he recognized me and was like “omg, you were my flight attendant, how do you deal with that” I explained to him that this was the first time parents didn’t control their children inflight and I really didn’t know what to do. I had a major headache the rest of the day after that flight. Why is it so hard for people to control their children and not inconvenience others. I’m a flight attendant not a baby sitter.

Flight From Hell