Passenger Refuses to Stop Eating Despite Child’s Medical Condition

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A passenger with diabetes had a confrontation with a family on an airplane when they were asked not to eat due to their son's condition. The passenger responded by telling the family to fly private if they wanted to control their surroundings. The mother then attempted to educate the passenger about her son's condition, but the passenger was not receptive. The incident has sparked a debate on whether the passenger was in the wrong, or if the family should have been more accommodating.

Airplane seatmate won't stop eating next to diabetic passenger 🍽️

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Passenger shamed for eating on flight despite child's condition 😔

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Father denies passenger snack box for child's medical condition 🍔

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Passenger's food causes tantrums in child with medical condition 😔

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Passenger stands up to entitled flyer, gets satisfaction 🍽️👊

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Mother educates passenger on son's disease mid-flight 😳

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Passenger stands up for medical needs despite rude comments 🙅‍♀️

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Dealing with public etiquette around a child's medical condition. 😕

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Passenger refuses to stop eating on flight, causes controversy 🍔👀

A recent flight from NYC to LAX turned into a heated debate when a passenger refused to stop eating despite a child's medical condition. The passenger, who suffers from diabetes, needed to eat to regulate their blood sugar levels, but the child's parents claimed their son's Prader-Willi syndrome meant he would have a tantrum if he saw someone eating. Despite the parents' requests, the passenger continued to eat and drink, causing tensions to rise. After the flight, the passenger recounted their experience to a friend who deemed them an AH, but the passenger wonders if they were in the wrong. Is it fair for one person's medical needs to be prioritized over another's? Or should the passenger have shown more empathy toward the family's situation? Share your thoughts below.

Passenger with diabetes stands up to entitled parents on plane.

Substantial-Many-865 | Substantial-Many-865

Passenger defends their right to eat, suggests parents explain condition.

SunsetSunnyD | SunsetSunnyD

Don't starve yourself for someone else's tantrums 😒🍴

dwells2301 | dwells2301

Passenger stands up for their right to eat despite child's condition 🍔

The_Fires_Of_Orc | The_Fires_Of_Orc

Passenger stands up to entitled parents on flight 🍿

No-Razzmatazz537 | No-Razzmatazz537

Parents subject child to literal torture, NTA for not accommodating.

CrimsonPorpoise | CrimsonPorpoise

Passenger stands up for medical necessity, shuts down entitled parent.

Izzy4162305 | Izzy4162305

Stranger not obliged to help child with medical condition. 😕

frostwave_s550 | frostwave_s550

Parents could have planned better for child's medical condition 🤔

Affectionate_Ice_658 | Affectionate_Ice_658

Parents accused of not having a plan for child's medical condition.

tpel1tuvok | tpel1tuvok

Passenger defends their right to eat but commenters highlight seriousness of child's medical condition 🍔

throaway_indecisive | throaway_indecisive

Parent refuses to inconvenience others due to child's medical condition 🍔

Talathia | Talathia

ESH. Misunderstanding could have been avoided with better communication.

memyselfandemily | memyselfandemily

Standing up for medical needs is not being selfish 👏

BengalBBQ | BengalBBQ

Respectful passenger accommodates child's medical condition, defends decision.

ConcentrateRegular79 | ConcentrateRegular79

Commenter defends themselves against assumptions and health risks.

ZerafineNigou | ZerafineNigou

Eat what you want, when you want 🍔 It's your choice

Veridical_Perception | Veridical_Perception

NTA defends eating in public despite child's medical condition.

Humble-Plankton2217 | Humble-Plankton2217

In-flight conflict over food: ESH except the innocent kid 🍽️

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Quick thinking passenger saves flight, family prioritizes snacks over safety. 😑

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Stand up for yourself and your health! 👍

Seemoreifsandsorbuts | Seemoreifsandsorbuts

Standing up for yourself and calling out a bad friend 🤜🤛

Beautiful_mistakes | Beautiful_mistakes

Passenger defends themselves against entitled parents on flight. ✈️

mm172 | mm172

Passenger with medical condition defends eating despite child's tantrum.

crbryant1972 | crbryant1972

Diabetic defends food as medicine in airplane controversy 🍲💉

twinkiesmom1 | twinkiesmom1

Commenter defends passenger's right to eat on flight.

paperyes | paperyes

Diabetic passenger defended for not stopping eating despite child's condition 🍔

Tiny-Extreme-4127 | Tiny-Extreme-4127

Glad commenter stood up for themselves 👍

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Frequent flyer defends decision to eat on flight despite child's condition 🍔

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Snack away! Passengers share opinions on accommodating children's medical conditions 🍿

tatasz | tatasz

Speak up for yourself! NTA 👏

Hospital-flip | Hospital-flip

Helpful commenter inquires about T1D communication with passenger 🩹

Missicat | Missicat

Privacy screen could've been a solution 🤔

Rastavaray | Rastavaray

Parent of child with PWS explains the struggle of controlling food.

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NTA commenter calls out entitled attitude in public spaces 🙌

okayish_22 | okayish_22

NTA commenter defends passenger's right to eat despite child's condition 🍔

snewton_8 | snewton_8

Supporting someone with PWS is challenging, but you're NTA.

ballorie | ballorie

Diabetic passenger faces rude accusations for managing blood sugar.

Massive_Hornet_9401 | Massive_Hornet_9401

Standing up for your health! 🙌 NTA wins the day.

SpecificJunket8083 | SpecificJunket8083

Eating rights defended. Entitled parents called out. NTA verdict given. 🍔

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Hungry passenger defends right to eat on flight 🍽️

Missicat | Missicat

Commenter defends passenger's right to eat despite child's condition 🍔

FlagCityDiva | FlagCityDiva

Advocating for yourself can avoid misunderstandings 🍴💉

GreyStagg | GreyStagg

Passenger defends their right to eat on flight, NTA.

VonShtupp | VonShtupp

Comment defends passenger's right to eat despite child's condition 🍔

SandrineSmiles | SandrineSmiles

Eating on a plane: Basic human right or insensitive behavior? 🍔

crazycatlady45325 | crazycatlady45325

Apologizing for boarding a plane is not necessary. NTA 👍

Appropriate-Salary35 | Appropriate-Salary35

Commenter praised for handling situation well. 👍 NTA

BeeYehWoo | BeeYehWoo

Standing up for medical needs: NTA educates on airplane etiquette 🙌

Heraonolympia123 | Heraonolympia123

Diabetic passenger stands up to child's tantrum, saves the day 💪🏼

HistoricalDelay8260 | HistoricalDelay8260

Parent's audacity to prevent snack tray. NTA. 🤨

firenoodles | firenoodles

Flying with a medical condition is tough, but planning ahead helps! ✈️🍎 NTA.

noizangel | noizangel

Passenger defends eating on flight, suggests solution for child's condition.

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