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Parents Forget Three Year Old At Airport

Earlier this week, a family of seven (two parents, five children) were leaving Israel for a European vacation on one of the busiest travel days of the year in that country. Unfortunately, while the parents remembered their duty free purchases and all 18 pieces of luggage, they forgot their three year old daughter.

The girl was found by police while wandering the duty free shop, asking “Where are my parents?” The officer tried to catch the family at the gate, but arrived to learn that the plane had taken off. The child was flown in a later flight with an airline staff member.

The parents are being investigated for negligence.

More frightening is the fact that it wasn’t until their flight had been in the air for 40 minutes and they were notified by airline staff that the parents knew they were missing a child. To reiterate: 40 minutes into an international flight, and the parents still had not done a head count!

Regardless of how busy the airport is, or how many suitcases I have, or even how many children I am bringing with me, where my kids are is always my highest priority. I don’t even let my child get out of my sight when we’re in a small retail store, let alone an international airport. I really don’t know what else to say about this.


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