Mum slams husband for wanting five-year-old to fly by themselves – and everyone is saying the same thing

A mother has hit her husband after he tried to get her five-year-old son to fly alone.

She explained that her husband had taken her son with his friends to Aspen for a ski tip.

The father said their 5-year-old should be able to fly long-distance on his own

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The father said their 5-year-old should be able to fly long-distance on his ownPhoto credit: Getty

However, he then had to fly to Singapore for a business trip – and wanted her son to make the flight home alone, which took more than 11 hours.

She explained on Reddit: “A few days before they were supposed to come home, he called to let me know he had to go to Singapore for a meeting and that he was flying our son to me alone.

“I was in Paris and they were in Aspen so it’s not exactly a short trip so I told him no as it would be too long for him without being one of us.

“He tried to convince me to agree as he would make sure he was on the plane and the crew would take care of him during the flight and then I would be there when he lands but I told him I don’t like the idea at all and he had to fly with him or take him to Singapore.”

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She said they had a “long heated discussion” and the father finally joined him on the flight to Paris.

However, she ended by asking if she was at fault after he made a “snide comment about how ridiculous” her request was.

People on Reddit didn’t agree with the dad at all — saying their son is too young to fly alone.

One person said: “This is far too long a flight for a 5-year-old to do alone.”

Another agreed: “Your husband had unrealistic expectations with his request and has no right to be upset.”

A third added: “I don’t care how long the flight was, you don’t send a 5 year old on ANY flight alone.”

Others shared their own stories of young children on flights: “I was on a flight from Paris to Canada a few years ago and my seatmate was a six-year-old unaccompanied girl.

“She was lovely and better behaved than some adults, but I ended up being cast in the role of parenting to her because she needed help with a lot of things.”

Someone else said: “I started flying cross country unaccompanied 2-3 times a year when I was 5 years old. I was always assigned a specific escort and they checked me frequently.

“That means I wouldn’t allow my daughter to do it now. I don’t feel that the same care and attention is given.”

A mum has explained why she only took one of her children on holiday and left the other at home – and thought it was the best thing she’s ever done.

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Another mum shared the sentiment after explaining why she only takes one of her kids on vacations at a time.

And one mother asked if she was wrong in planning a vacation with her newborn and leaving her older child and husband behind.

Everyone was on her side and said five years was too young for a long-haul flight

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Everyone was on her side and said five years was too young for a long-haul flightCredit: Alamy

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