I think that this idea is great except the making families wait to board. My daughter is now 3 and I have flown with her by myself probably 30 times. I always get an A boarding pass and am always there really early - I have encountered many many many people who really get quite mad that I even bring a kid on a plane- even though she is very well behaved- stays in her car seat the entire time- and I am extremely well prepared (dvd player, markers etc etc etc) at least by letting the people with kids board first- than all of you grouchy people out there can opt to sit as far away from those of us with kids (who by the way do pay for their child to be on that plane- ) but if you choose to let all of the A's go first- than there may be people who get stuck sitting next to a kid for 4 hours (you would be surprised how many people have actually yelled at me for my kid bugging them even though I sat down first and they could have easily kept walking and sat somewhere else- ) And yes- there may be plenty of room after the A's board- but how about plenty of window and middle seats for a mom with a kid in a car seat?
I understand that alot of people use a plane to commute- and fly frequently- but can you all just realize that people with kids (especially those of us with kids over 2 who are paying full price)- have every right to be there- and that your own kids at home act the same exact way that my kid is acting... please just have a little compassion for a poor mom who is stuck alone on a plane with a kid because her husband always has to work......
And can I take this time to mention that out of my 30 flights with my child- every single one of them was absolutely fantastic because of the flight attendants- they are the nicest kindest people ever- and they do seem to realize how hard it is to travel with kids. I think that they have a very hard job- and I always make it a point of thanking them numerous times.
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