I must admit to being pre-programmed to write the following tale of a three-year-old who threw an 8-hour tantrum on an Atlantic Ocean flight from Germany to the US, to the horror of his fellow passengers.
Once, I experienced the same on a European flight. I was sitting next to one of my in-laws when the passenger seated in the window seat asked if my father-in-law would be willing to switch with his 3-year-old so he could sit next to her. Of course, we said yes, only human. The girl cried and yelled for 4 hours next to me. Parents do not want to be told their children are behaving badly.
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However, this is nothing compared to what most of the unlucky passengers who shared an 8-hour Lufthansa flight from Germany to New Jersey with a “demonic” tantrum-throwing child who screamed throughout the whole trip, if the footage that one of the passengers, Mr. Shane Townley, threw on Youtube is to be believed.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A Lufthansa passenger filmed a 'demonic' child screaming for 8 hours on a flight — and people are horrified <a href="https://t.co/0gYZbBFnQn">https://t.co/0gYZbBFnQn</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PaxEx?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PaxEx</a></p>— Craig Stephenson (@craigsnyc) <a href="https://twitter.com/craigsnyc/status/964136566879916033?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 15, 2018</a></blockquote>
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“Watch as this kid runs and screams throughout the entire flight while the mother does little to nothing to stop him.”
“Three-year-old on an 8-hour flight from Germany to Newark NJ. He never quits!”
In the video, which has gathered nearly 1 million views on YouTube, the young boy is indeed screaming, crying and standing up in his seat even before the plane departs. Other passengers are staring at the mother and the boy with apparent fear in their eyes for what will happen over the next 8 hours.
As the passengers disembark the plane, one of them can be heard saying: “That was a nightmare. Eight hours of screaming.”
Lufthansa admitted the situation in a statement, declaring some of the passengers were “understanding of the situation.”
“Our crew worked around-the-clock to de-escalate the situation, tend to all passengers and assist the mother.”