Flying With Baby – Istanbul International, Turkey
by Leia Sozeri
(Spring Hill, FL, USA)
The security staff screening people for the NY, JFK airport flight tried to separate me from my 5 week old son! They kept saying “control” in Turkish. I couldn’t understand why they wanted to take my son!
A passenger explained that they wanted to wave the wand over me. So, I had to place my son in a chair (either the chair or the filthy floor).
I still have a hard time believing it happened; this woman kept holding her arms out to take my child. It was creepy.
We’re flying again soon, and I’ve taken the time to learn how to say “don’t touch” in Turkish.