Continental Airlines said it has taken steps to ensure that proper procedures are followed after two unaccompanied girls were placed on wrong Continental Express flights over the weekend.
An 8-year-old College Station girl erroneously ended up in Fayetteville, Ark., and a 10-year-old Massachusetts girl was mistakenly sent to Newark, N.J., after boarding planes operated by ExpressJet, which is under contract with Continental.
Houston-based Continental said in a statement Tuesday that the mix-up was a “miscommunication among staff.”
“I have never seen so much incompetence in all my life,” Wendy Babineaux told the Houston Chronicle. Her daughter was headed to Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday to see her father. She was sent to Fayetteville, back to Houston and then to Charlotte. …
Who is at fault here?
Is Continental really at fault?
Nope. The parents are at fault!
Parents should not expect a company such as Continental to babysit and supervise children as young as 5 years old (Airline Rules).
It is just shocking to me that a parent would let someone as young as five years old fly by themselves, much less think about the poor five year old.
I don’t even let my five year old go to public bathrooms by themselves much less fly across country – checked like a piece of baggage.
Why do we insist on hired hands taking care of our sheep when we as parents are to shepherd our sheep?
11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
12 He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.
13 He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.
14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,
15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. ESV
Add to that the parents shouldn’t be divorced to begin with!