I'dlike to comment on unaccompanied minors. I was on flight 2769 last night from PHL to BNA with a stop over in in RDU. At RDU, six UAMs were seated together en route to BNA. During descent, they got quite loud. I turned my ehad from the front row (row 1) and hollered: "Hey yo, keet it down back there." A woman sitting in front of the UAMs (row 3) exclaimed "Its about time someone said something." The kids kept going. I went back and asked them to keep it down. They kept going and I asked "Do you have a learning disability?" At that point,the lead flight attendant who was in the jump seat said to me "Hey, thats enough." I quietly vented to the passenger across the asile that kids today get time outs and how my dad would take time out of his day to blister my a**. The lead attendant again asked me to watch my mouth because a used a foul word in front of a four-year-old.
There is no question that my learning disability comment was over the line. I won't dispute that. I should have also watched my mouth a bit better. I agree that is my fault.
I am just wondering why it escalated to that point. Why did the lead attendant not get up and say something herself to the minors after the first time a passanger (i.e.me said something)? Did she think I took care of it sufficiently?
From an airline's perspective I think it would have been better if I asked the attendant to say something right away instead of handling it myself. Any thoughts?
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