The US electronics ban on flights has worried millions of travellers, but one segment is particularly scared about the prospect: parents of young children and infants.
Children are now addicted to using tablets and phones for entertainment. While this may be bad for them, on long nonstop flights, this is something parents willingly give their children to stop them from acting up and throwing tantrums.
To be fair, unruly kids would also affect non-parents since airplane seats aren't exactly soundproof.
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With the electronics ban on flights, many parents started freaking out on Twitter.
This parent had the best idea:
They shld put Trump in a plane full of kids without ipads kindle laptops etc for 12 hrs let's see what he's gonna do pic.twitter.com/fipN4oyHqQ— . . (@vintageAbi) March 21, 2017
There arose a new definition of terrorism
Tablets banned on flights = serious terror threat from small children the world over - jesus https://t.co/G3lws6fHgh— tim lyddiatt (@tynlyd) March 21, 2017
Won't somebody think of the children?
that's a bit of an understatement... all those kids on the plane without iPads! pic.twitter.com/8yt8icB1gd— Hamad (@hamadalamari) March 21, 2017
Those travelling without children are worried too, and with good reason. Eight hours of kids crying? OH NO!
There are going to be a lot of really whiny small children on these flights if parents don't have iPads to distract them for 8 boring hours. https://t.co/WVvUvBKgvV— Christina (@christina_ette) March 21, 2017
And being stuck on a plane with iPad-less children (and Amys!) sounds like collective punishment to me.— Amy Hodges (@thehodges) March 21, 2017
OK, people, children need their iPads, especially, on transatlantic flights. Nobody wants to hear a toddler scream for 8 hours. https://t.co/FIYnJAII6e— MWR DBM (@mwr_dbm) March 21, 2017
BBC did everyone a favour and compiled a list of 'old fashioned' activities that could keep children entertained including colouring, reading books and solving puzzles.
However, this is basically all of us right now
This story originally appeared on Mashable
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