Before the flight takes off, the child’s mum can be heard desperately asking the flight attendant to “get the WiFi going so we can get the iPad going”. But instead of settling down for the flight, the little boy begins his disruptive behaviour which was to torture the passengers on board for eight agonising hours. As well as using the seats as a climbing frame, he allegedly ran about the plane which was flying from Germany to Newark, New Jersey. The video was uploaded to YouTube by Shane Townley, who captioned it “demonic child screams and runs through an 8 hour flight”.
“Three years old on a 8 hour flight from Germany to Newark NJ. He never quits!” His video also captures the pained expressions of other passengers who struggle to block out the child’s behaviour by covering their ears.
After the plane has landed, one passenger can be heard moaning: “What a nightmare, oh my God – eight hours of screaming.”
Flying sucks enough. There’s always delays, you’re always stuck on the plane longer than you need to be when it lands, the TVs don’t always work, and then there’s this fucking kid. Nope. Nope. Nope. There’s no amount of money you could pay me to endure an EIGHT HOUR FLIGHT next to Damien from The Omen. This is why children shouldn’t be allowed to fly, especially a flight over three hours. And it’s not like they could’ve landed the plane and get these guys off or something, because they were over the Atlantic Ocean. This flight was from Germany to Newark, NJ. If you’re the parents here and you know this kid is incapable of sitting down and watching a movie without screaming for 480 minutes straight then you can’t be in your right mind to kidnap these passengers on a plane like that. That’s what they did. They hijacked a plane and kidnapped hundreds of passengers for eight hours.
At about the five hour mark of non-stop screaming I’d start seriously contemplating texting my loved ones saying it’s over. I love you dearly, it’s been a good run, take care of my will for me because I’m going to bring down this plane. Either that or put myself in a coma to knock myself out. The worst people to be in this situation have to be the flight attendants. What are you going to do? Lock the kid in the bathroom or the cargo bay? I mean it’s a great idea, but not exactly ethical. There’s just a bunch of angry passengers trying to get some peace and quiet and they’re here to remind you how miserable your job is even though there’s nothing you can do. The only real thing the flight attendants should’ve done was make alcohol free. Turn this bad boy into an open bar and we’ll if we can drown out the screams of Damien.
These parents and their kid should never be allowed to fly again.