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Delta passengers outraged when child poops on airplane seat

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Passengers on a Delta Airlines flight from Beijing to Detroit last week were horrified when a Chinese child squatted on his seat and proceeded to defecate, World News, a U.S.-based, Chinese-language news site, reports. The child’s parents spread news… [Read More]
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Severely turbulent flights raise questions around lap babies

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When an airplane encounters turbulence, the captain turns on the seat belt sign and flight attendants walk up and down the aisle to make sure everyone is buckled up—everyone except babies. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says children under… [Read More]
Categories: Travel

Parents face prison time for taking kids out of school for vacation

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Parents in Britain are facing prison time over pulling their children out of school for a vacation. Stewart and Natasha Sutherland took their brood—Rhiannan, 15, Sian, 13, and Keane, 6—on a seven-day trip to the Greek island of Rhodes in mid-Septem… [Read More]
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United plane diverted when parents complain about inappropriate in-flight movie

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Last month an unnamed family of four was onboard United flight 638 from Denver to Baltimore when an in-flight movie with graphic violence and sexually explicit content was projected onto a drop-down screen falling right above their seats. The parents d… [Read More]
Categories: Travel

Kids under age 14 can no longer enter Disney parks alone

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If you were planning to visit Disneyland over spring break and let your 13-year-old and his friend of the same age wander the park alone while you sat by the pool back at the hotel, you better rethink your plans. Starting March 23, U.S. Disney theme pa… [Read More]

Visiting California’s missions: Which one is your favorite?

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What’s your favorite California mission? Take a look at all 21 below and in the comments share your stories and memories of visiting these vestiges of our state’s early history. Many thanks to Southern California photographer Richard Wong for shari… [Read More]

Ringing in the holidays at Disneyland: Top 10 attractions

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Over 50,000 lights turn the facade of Disneyland’s beloved “It’s a Small World” ride into a sparkling wonderland every evening through January 6. When the switch gets flicked, over 300,000 watts of light in six brilliant colors takes away the b… [Read More]

Brave woman delivers baby at 35,000 feet

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Most doctors tell healthy pregnant women that it’s safe to fly up until 35 or 36 weeks. Regardless, any pregnant woman who steps on a plane has that fear. What if? Can you even imagine? The plane takes off and travels up to 35,000 feet, high above th… [Read More]

Should children be relegated to the back of the plane?

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Asia Air is the second airline to banish families from the front of the plane. The low-cost Malaysian airline has created a Quiet Zone behind first-class that can only be used by passengers age 12 and older, according to the Economist. Asia Air announc… [Read More]

Courteous parents of twins placate plane passengers by handing out candies

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Any new parent knows to board a plane flight equipped with bottles, blankets, pacifiers, toys and any other gear to help keep their babies quiet. But should parents bring gifts for their fellow passengers as a way to say sorry for any noise their child… [Read More]