Friday, October 3, 2014

Preflight Mitigation

During our most recent return flight on Hawaiian Airlines Comfort Class from California to Honolulu, the wife, my daughter-in-law, my grandson and I found little bags of candy on our seats. I thought to myself, oh how nice of the airlines to do that for us.

Then, my daughter-in-law pointed out there was a message inside the bag and that the candies were compliments of a family seated in the row behind us.

It turns out that a little 4-1/2 month old baby was taking her first plane trip with her parents. So the parents gave those of us seated near them this bag of candy to mitigate the possible damage to our eardrums should little Jeevan begin wailing in discomfort.

They even enclosed a pair of ear plugs in each package. Good thing, because the baby did begin crying during the flight.

But I couldn't complain when they'd been so thoughtful and considerate aforehand.


casch said...

What a kind gesture!! I wouldn't have thought about doing something like that. I had a lady and 6 month old sit next to me recently and as soon as she sat down, she apologized in advance if her baby screamed. She fussed, but was not a problem. I like the idea of the little bags of candy much better, however.

Craig Miyamoto said...

I guess I've been flying for 50+ years now, since starting college, and this was a first for me, Carolyn.

~ Craig