A mother on a Saudia Airlines flight unintentionally left her infant at the airport, requiring the captain to turn the plane back.
Many mothers have a humorously forgotten memory from their childhood. Perhaps they failed to pick up their child from school one day! Or maybe they just let a child run around the grocery store for ten minutes!
But not this mother. The mother abandoned her kid at an airport boarding area. She boarded the plane, sat through departure, and suddenly discovered her kid was gone.
Fortunately, the pilot was able to make plans to turn the plane around.
“May God be with us. Can we return or what? “In a now-viral video, the pilot inquired of air traffic control. “This flight has asked to return… The poor thing, a traveler left her kid in the waiting room.”
This is similar to Home Alone, but with a much shorter narrative.
It is difficult to travel with children. Because it’s chaotic, difficult, and taxing, parents and other caregivers are sure to make errors and forget things from time to time.
But forgetting your entire kid in an airport? This is a completely different degree of forgetting.
A mother was on a Saudia Airlines trip from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last weekend. She hurriedly notified the crew after the plane took off that she had lost her infant at the boarding area at King Abdulaziz International Airport.
A YouTube video of the air traffic controller’s interaction with the Saudia pilot has gone viral. At the time of writing, it has over 1.8 million views.
“May God be with us. Can we return or what? “In the video, the pilot inquires.
“This flight has asked to return… The sad thing is, a woman left her kid in the waiting area ” the pilot added.
The flight crew requested that the pilot validate the tale. They probably couldn’t comprehend what they were hearing.
“As we already stated, a customer abandoned her kid in the terminal and declined to complete the trip,” revealed the pilot.
Finally, the operator consented.
“OK, return to the gate,” he responded. “This is completely new to us!”
With the return flight permitted, the plane successfully turned around and returned to King Abdulaziz International Airport, much to the displeasure of many people on board.
The specifics of how and why this mother forgot her infant have not been published, enabling the public to fill in the spaces in this strange incident. Was the mother severely sleep deprived? Did she believe her spouse was pregnant? Did she have older children to care about and overlook the youngest?
Fortunately, the mother and child were reconnected at the airport once the plane landed, and everybody arrived safely home. Phew.
Individuals on social media are reacting to the story in a variety of ways. Some people cannot understand how a mother could EVER forget her child.
Every family, though, has a tale of a time when Mom forgot somebody in the grocery store, the mall, or the bank. It does happen! There’s a reason it’s called “mom brain.”
Even so — an airport?! As one Twitter user noted, planes seldom take off right away. Imagine sitting there, waiting for flight and not knowing that your baby has gone missing! (Did anyone else see an additional unattended infant in the airport?)
Then there was a whole film produced on this very situation: Home Alone. That youngster never even got to the airport.
Some people accuse the mom of being irresponsible and inattentive. Others are more empathetic, recognizing how difficult it is to keep up with all of your mom’s chores all of the time. (This is why some folks simply opt out.)
In any event, the baby is safe and well! That youngster will one day tell the finest narrative since Kevin McCallister.