Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Rebel with a Cause- Best Case Scenario, Can you Help?
After reading all your responses, I realized that this situation with Delta is bigger than my lone experience.
I want to discern my ultimate goal/what would correct everything. Of course, we'd all love to have free flights the rest of our lives and for the delta attendant (whom somebody nicknamed Cruella the Attendant!) to make a public apology for the way she has treated myself and others on the plane.
But this isn't really about just my situation. It's about much more.
Women (and men) who are traveling with small children need more positive attention and consideration on Delta's flights (and by all airlines). At best, we're given sympathy inflight, maybe an extra bottle of water. But let's be honest-mostly we're viewed as a nuisance and maybe a little nutty for attempting to travel with kids (well, the latter part might be true!).
So I need your help. What would make flying on Delta's or any other airline more comfortable for you and your baby/toddler? How can we make my experience a reason to reduce some stress we carry inflight. Is this a policy issue? Is it a training issue? Do we need to update how to properly hold a baby on the plane? Do we need to educate them on the benefits wearing a baby on the plane or be educated ourselves? Do attendants have the right to call the police on ANYONE according to their discretion and publicly humiliate/scare young children b/c I was escorted off the plane?
I really believe I/we have the opportunity for Delta to make things better for us and only have a small window for it to happen. A Delta Rep called me last night (missed the call) and they're calling me back today. I'd like to feel prepared using all of our experiences to "make things right." I believe this is worth it and truly believe we're all in this together!
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Jen Starks, Owner www.ecologicalbabies.com firstname.lastname@example.org 850.284.5887