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Keeping things quiet on a Southwest flight

Another airline story has set off a debate: What should cabin crew do when they see a parent hitting a 13-month-old child? I suspect most passengers on a Southwest flight from Seattle to Dallas via Albuquerque would support the flight attendant on this one. The FA took the baby from the mother, walked to the back with her, where the child's father also went and helped calm her until she fell asleep. Read the details of what happened here.

Keeping things quiet on a Southwest flight

Another airline story has set off a debate: What should cabin crew do when they see a parent hitting a 13-month-old child? I suspect most passengers on a Southwest flight from Seattle to Dallas via Albuquerque would support the flight attendant on this one. The FA took the baby from the mother, walked to the back with her, where the child's father also went and helped calm her until she fell asleep. Read the details of what happened here.  

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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