MADDENING: Mom Kicked Off Flight After Toddler Daughter Pulls Off Mask

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A mother from Utah says American Airlines staff kicked her and her two-year-old daughter off a flight after the latter lowered her mask to drink from a bottle.

In a statement, American Airlines denied any wrongdoing, saying the mother and daughter were kicked off the plane for violating federal mask rules.

“Two customers were removed from American Airlines flight 3573 prior to departure from Key West for failing to comply with the federal face mask requirement,” an American Airlines spokesperson told Fox News. “After agreeing to comply with the face mask requirement, the customers were rebooked for travel on the next available flight to Dallas / Fort Worth and completed travel later that day.”

The mom says she was trying to keep her daughter’s mask on, but the child wasn’t complying.

“There was no problem with her in the airport,” she told Fox News Digital. “Any of the times we were walking around with her, nobody said anything. I’ve never been told anything.”

“They made the entire plane get all of their luggage off, de-board, wouldn’t let me and my daughter back on, and re-boarded the plane, resulting in multiple people missing their connecting flight,” she said.

Another passenger on the plane backed up the woman’s claim against American Airlines in a lengthy Facebook post.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


24 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t agree overall with the mask requirement on planes given that most passengers legally have their masks OFF for 1/3 to 1/2 of the flight while ostensibly eating and drinking. Its really difficult to enforce and the flight attendants are stressed out with confrontational passengers.
    As disruptive as it might be for those with young families, if you aren’t able to keep your children under control, consider not flying with them until the mask rules are changed or risk these kinds of arbitrary and seemingly silly outcomes.

  2. Just saying, this was not a tragic emergency trip else it would have been mentioned. If there are laws and you might not get compliance from a child, DRIVE, I have driven NYC to MIA multiple times and it was a vacation in itself.

  3. These wooden heads fail to understand that each time they do this , they chase away countless potential customers . They’re wasting their time with their promotions. The nasty staff needs to be trained better.

  4. The b flight attendant probably was mistreated by someone, a guy, and/or can’t/didn’t have children and so she was taking her frustration/angst/anger out on the innocent passengers.

    May she suffer for her b-ness.

  5. I flew American Airlines on June 6th. My mask was not on correctly and I was told to fix it. I feel asleep later on and was woken up (along with the rest of the plane) and loudly told that this is a warning the next time my mask is not on correctly I will be fined 35,000. Besides for being half asleep and mortified I quickly fixed it and for the rest of the flight made sure that mask was covering pretty much every inch of my body. When I was getting off the plane they made me wait on the side. I tried to stick up for myself by saying that after I was warned I fixed it and that altogether I was sleeping when it my mask moved. They didn’t care and told me I cannot fly anymore on their airline. When I got back I emailed them explaining how one African American stewardess was extremely rude (She didn’t want to give me her name when I asked). People eat and move their mask to the side. So while I was sleeping and huddled into the window the fact that my mask was not fully covering my eyeballs was not killing anyone anymore then when people remove their mask to eat. They emailed me back saying that its too bad and I cannot fly with them until Covid passes. Which is basically never. The only point in me writing this is so that people should not choose American Airlines as their first option. They are out to get people.

  6. Git Meshige is right. The first thing the Nazis did when they loaded cattle cars with Jews bound for death camps was to make them wear masks.

    Alternative comment: Git Meshige – you misspelled meshuga.

    To 147: Thank you for making American Airlines a little safer to fly.

    And, finally: Thank you, Gadolhdorah, for your sensible suggestion that now is not a good time to fly with children too young to comply with making requirements.

  7. ALL THE COMMENTATORS HERE CONDONING AM AIRLINES FACE MASK RULES ARE MISSING THE UNDERLYING MESSAGE.
    1. NO BRAINS NEEDED- IT’S JUST A HINDRANCE
    2. THE VIRUS WILL “GET” YOU. BUT NOT WHEN YOU EAT OR SCRATCH YOUR NOSE
    3. YOU WOULD MASK YOUR KIDS FOR SCHOOL, THE PARK, THE RESTAURANT, THE ZOO FOR 10 HOURS A DAY
    4. YOU WOULD EVEN PUT PAPER BAGS ON YOUR KIDS IF IT’S MANDATED
    5. YOU ALWAYS NEED TO COMPLY WITH ANYTHING ANY CONTROL FREAK IN THE GOVT. MANDATES

    YOU WILL BE THE FIRST IN LINE FOR THE “COMMON PASS”…..
    GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!

  8. I flew AA a few months ago with a 6 month old…they are the only airline that sell all the seats for a baby bassinet to people that want extra leg room…I’ve flown multiples airlines and never had an issue with getting a bassinet. Most airlines do not even give you an option to buy those seats and they reserve them for mother’s with little babies. We were told when we came to check in that there were no bassinets on the flight and when we boarded all the bassinets were stored above where the hand luggage goes. Just saying they are not a very kid friendly airline and care more about the extra $$ than having happy customers. Will never fly that airline again.

  9. If you haven’t warn a mask in Shul, Yeshiva or shops in the last 2 years, then suddenly having to wear a mask while on an airplane is quite a shocking and traumatic experience.

    If you have been wearing a mask in Shul, Yeshiva and the shops when government regulations required you to do so, then it’s simply BAU (Business As Usual).

  10. @Gitmeshiga according to all the pro mandate elements you have to apologize to all the Jews and all humans for using the term Nazis for anything.

  11. I was wondering if the wording before the headline of this article is a Yeshiva term, or is it just the Yeshiva response for such action of an airline?
    MADDENING.
    Sounds like someone needs some Midos improvement.

  12. I thought this only happens to Jews because of Antisemitism. That’s why when Jews approach an officer off the plane the first thing they say is, “I’m Jewish”

  13. Avi > If you haven’t warn a mask

    I think you are right in general. People follow minhagim of their area. Still, it does not require much sechel. I do not wear masks most of the day at my home office, but have no problem holding it on when going into meetings. See 57648 that did not wear mask correctly l’hathila for some reason and then goes into other excuses. Why would resposible people, especially Jewish, especially ones that are trained to follow instructions for mitzvos, behave like that, is something that bothers me a lot. Maybe it is some informational virus that hit the community.

  14. As someone who has family who lives across the country, I can say that the suggestion never to fly with young kids is not practical. And it is ridiculous how when they are one year old and eleven months they cant spread covid and all of a sudden they turn two and are suddenly a danger. All I can say is I’ve found that if we try our best to show airline employees that we are on their side and want to comply they are usually considerate…

  15. GHT have you ever met a two-year-old? They CANNOT be controlled. It’s not possible. Anyone who’s parented one knows that. You can keep them from running into traffic, but only by physically restraining them, and letting them throw a tantrum. That’s not acceptable on a plane. All the passengers would rather put up with whatever hypothetical germs the kid might be shedding, than with the kid crying and screaming because you’re using brute force to hold a mask on them or to keep them from removing it. Plus you’ll (justly) get arrested for child abuse.

  16. AAQ, we’re trained to obey HASHEM’s instructions. Not those of a government or an airline. And two-year-olds are NOT trained to obey anyone’s instructions. There’s a reason we don’t try to make them wear yarmulkes; we know it’s impossible, and that there’s no point in even trying until they turn 3.