A three year old child refused to take his seat and buckle his seat belt on a return flight from Bangkok to Hong Kong. Staff on the Cathay Pacific flight demanded that safety required the child to be buckled. For a half hour the father argued with airline staff and other passengers, but the family ultimately deplaned. The flight departed but was delayed by the incident.'
More details on the story at this link from Mail Online.
What do you think? Should the three year old have been allowed to fly while sitting on his mother's lap. Was the airline too strict? Or does the danger posed by having the child unrestrained in an emergency outweigh the family's concerns? (note: children under age 2 are allowed to sit on the parent's lap during take off and landing)(note note: G-forces caused by severe turbulence or deceleration are so great no parent can hang onto a child, which then becomes a projectile)