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Can my two year old get on an airplane with a hacking cough?

We're scheduled to fly out to California on Monday, and she's in bed now coughing like crazy. Should I reschedule our trip? It's an 8 hour flight.


Asked by Anonymous at 11:30 PM on Nov. 19, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Um, yeah, I would reschedule that.
    Not only are you risking making her more sick, but then spreading that among the passengers? Plus, at least one is likely to say something nasty to you. Then, do you want to travel with a sick kid?
    Seriously? Not worth keeping things on schedule. Take care of your kid instead.

    Answer by musicpisces at 3:30 AM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • She might be able to but honestly, why would you want to spread her germs to all of the other passengers? You'll be confined in an airplane for 8 hours not only with a sick child but also with others who will pick up all of her germs. That's not fair to any of them really.

    Answer by tracylynnr67 at 3:50 PM on Nov. 20, 2010