October 06, 2012
Struth! For crying out loud
IN his continuing search for the more weird, whacky and wondrous in the world of travel, David Ellis says passengers boarding a short domestic flight in the US earlier this month were surprised to find a plastic bag of lollies on every seat in the second Economy Class compartment – and a note inside it apologising in advance for any screaming from two 14-week old twin boys making their first flight, plus the offer of ear-plugs available from their parents (see picture.)
And a passenger who snapped the bag and its note and posted it on a website certainly started something they didn't expect: the site got over 1.5 million views and drew 3000+ comments in just two days.
Most respondents lauded the parents for their thoughtfulness, although some were pretty blunt as to their views about even allowing young children on planes.
And one suggested that instead of all the lollies, the bag could also have contained a complimentary couple of Xanax tablets for other passengers – pills used to control nervous tension and anxiety.