United Airlines is in the news again, and—surprise!—not for anything good. The airline was recently forced to apologize to a passenger after they gave the seat that she'd bought for her 2-year-old son to someone on standby, according to The Washington Post. That meant she had to hold her son for the entire three-and-a-half-hour flight, until her leg and arm went numb. As if flying with a child wasn't tough enough already.
The passenger, Shirley Yamauchi, a middle school teacher, told Hawaii News Now that she was on her way to Boston for a teacher's conference, and that her son's ticket cost as much as hers did (nearly $1,000). As she was waiting for the plane to take off, a man with the same seat number as her son, Taizo, showed up.