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Re: Traveling to USA -- what covid test is required?

Anyone travel recently on United with really small children? How sympathetic were the flight attendants with kids who are resistant to wearing masks? 3 years old.
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Old 27.06.2021, 12:16
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Anyone travel recently on United with really small children? How sympathetic were the flight attendants with kids who are resistant to wearing masks? 3 years old.
From what I've read in the news, all US airlines are being very strict even with small children. Even more so as the passengers seem to get more crazy. The age for masks is any passenger over the age of 2, not 3.

It's a shame, because I think at 2-3 years old a child is still too young to fully understand, and anyway they're always removing, touching their face, eating crayons, etc.

At the very least maybe start working with your child now. During flights the attendants are probably too busy to notice a child without a mask. However during the walk-throughs at takeoff and landing odds are they'll tell you to make the child put on the mask. Train him or her now to get accustomed to putting on the mask, at least for the most "critical" walk-through times.
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From what I've read in the news, all US airlines are being very strict even with small children. Even more so as the passengers seem to get more crazy. The age for masks is any passenger over the age of 2, not 3.

It's a shame, because I think at 2-3 years old a child is still too young to fully understand, and anyway they're always removing, touching their face, eating crayons, etc.

At the very least maybe start working with your child now. During flights the attendants are probably too busy to notice a child without a mask. However during the walk-throughs at takeoff and landing odds are they'll tell you to make the child put on the mask. Train him or her now to get accustomed to putting on the mask, at least for the most "critical" walk-through times.
I already know what the rules are and what I have to do. What I want to know is if anyone has had an experience lately on a transatlantic flight. I want to know if my 3 year old is going to be bullied for 9 hours straight to wear his mask every moment, or if the employees act like humans, too. I didn't ask for a reiteration of the rules.
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I already know what the rules are and what I have to do. What I want to know is if anyone has had an experience lately on a transatlantic flight. I want to know if my 3 year old is going to be bullied for 9 hours straight to wear his mask every moment, or if the employees act like humans, too. I didn't ask for a reiteration of the rules.
Please don't misunderstand me as trying to tell you the rules again. I'm trying to offer you a solution to help you get through what isn't an ideal situation.

You've no doubt seen the articles. Parents have been kicked off flights due to children not wearing masks. It is what it is. Flight attendants (including friends of mine) are fed up with everyone thinking they or their child are the special exception to the rule.

On my recent transatlantic flights there were very few small children. Each time the flight crew passed through the aisles, the attendants checked masks and reminded folks to put them back on, put over the nose, etc. even for children. On the domestic flights there were more children, and not one I saw was granted an exception. I personally didn't witness any major confrontations.

Will your child be "bullied" for 9 hours straight? I don't think so. But the level of contact with flight crew will depend on you and your child's behavior. If the child is mostly seen with the mask on when a member of the crew walks by, odds are you're fine. If every time the attendant walks by the child doesn't have a mask and you and the child kick up a fuss, then expect to have a discussion over and over again.
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Please don't misunderstand me as trying to tell you the rules again. I'm trying to offer you a solution to help you get through what isn't an ideal situation.

You've no doubt seen the articles. Parents have been kicked off flights due to children not wearing masks. It is what it is. Flight attendants (including friends of mine) are fed up with everyone thinking they or their child are the special exception to the rule.

On my recent transatlantic flights there were very few small children. Each time the flight crew passed through the aisles, the attendants checked masks and reminded folks to put them back on, put over the nose, etc. even for children. On the domestic flights there were more children, and not one I saw was granted an exception. I personally didn't witness any major confrontations.

Will your child be "bullied" for 9 hours straight? I don't think so. But the level of contact with flight crew will depend on you and your child's behavior. If the child is mostly seen with the mask on when a member of the crew walks by, odds are you're fine. If every time the attendant walks by the child doesn't have a mask and you and the child kick up a fuss, then expect to have a discussion over and over again.
You're ridiculous. I asked for experiences not advice. You have way too much time on your hands.
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You're ridiculous. I asked for experiences not advice. You have way too much time on your hands.
Congratulations, welcome to the internet. People share experiences and advice on this Forum. I was trying to offer a suggestion/strategy to help you since it's clear you're nervous about how it will play out.

No family I saw was "bullied for 9 hours straight". All passengers who weren't wearing masks were told each time a crew member came through to put on masks. However it's not like the crew came through every 5 minutes. Make of that what you will.

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Aside from being on EF for quite some time, 3Wishes is also one of the kinder souls on the forum. You are certainly not going to get much help from others here if this is how you choose to respond.

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Aside from being on EF for quite some time, 3Wishes is also one of the kinder souls on the forum. You are certainly not going to get much help from others here if this is how you choose to respond.
Second that.
BTW, if the flight attendants are anything like OPů.
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Re: Traveling to USA -- what covid test is required?

For other anxious parents reading this thread: my toddler complied with the mask requirement for a total of 30 minutes. Although there were many announcements about mask wearing over the age of 2 (and adults were constantly reminded personally to wear masks correctly) the flights attendants pretended not to see small kids. They clearly knew it was an unreasonable expectation. Thank goodness for the understanding on their part, because as the hours piled on, it was increasingly obvious that my child would need drugged and restrained to keep it on.
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For other anxious parents reading this thread: my toddler complied with the mask requirement for a total of 30 minutes. Although there were many announcements about mask wearing over the age of 2 (and adults were constantly reminded personally to wear masks correctly) the flights attendants pretended not to see small kids. They clearly knew it was an unreasonable expectation. Thank goodness for the understanding on their part, because as the hours piled on, it was increasingly obvious that my child would need drugged and restrained to keep it on.
That's a real shame. Honestly, I was looking forward to some schadenfreude directed towards you.
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