About halfway through a 3,755-mile road trip from Orlando to Seattle, I had a little reality check. It happened a few minutes into an hour-long interview with an NPR show in Madison, Wis., when the topic swerved toward unruly kids in a car. “How to survive a road trip with your kids”
The helicopter parents have landed.
They’re on our site and they want us to help them. Should we? “This is why we can’t help the Helicopter Parents”
Gianpiera Borroni thought her $150 unaccompanied minor fee would guarantee someone from Delta would look after her child. She thought wrong. “Help! My 12-year-old is stranded in Delta’s “SkyZone””
The airline boarding process, for want of a more family-friendly word, stinks. But on Feb. 15, it will stink a little less for families.
John Dunlop’s daughter, Francine, was supposed to fly from Copenhagen to Washington with her four children, including six-month old twins, last Friday. All by herself.
Talk about an impossible trip.
But then KLM made it even more impossible when it denied her boarding four times.
“A tough but doable trip has turned into a nightmare,” says Dunlop, a foreign service officer stationed in Iraq.
““A tough but doable trip has turned into a nightmare””