Ari and Avital Eisenberg were traveling with their two children – their 7-year-old with special needs and a seizure condition, and their 2-year-old toddler.
The family was comfortably seated, and their 2-year-old daughter was calmly eating her yogurt snack on her pregnant mother’s lap, when a cruel flight attendant suddenly told them they needed to get off the plane immediately.
Knowing they did nothing wrong, the shocked family refused to leave their seats. So the flight attendant called the police and deboarded the entire plane – but you won’t believe the reason why.
According to the Spirit Airlines flight attendant, since the 2-year-old wasn’t wearing her mask (even though she was eating a snack), the entire family was in violation of the “mask mandate.”
But the 2-year-old did have a mask on … she just had it pulled down while she was eating.
And her 7-year-old brother is unable to wear a mask due to his seizure condition, as a mask restricts his breathing.
But instead of letting the family fly in peace, this out-of-control flight attendant tried to use her power to make a scene – over nothing.
The New York Post reported:
“It’s not my choice. You have to take your stuff and get off,” the airline worker insisted, repeatedly saying the family was in “non-compliance with the mask policy.”
“We’re done talking. The pilot wants you off, so you have to get off,” she said.
The mom continued to plead that “She’s a baby. She just turned 2 a month ago. She’s been trying to wear it.”
Refusing to respond to reason, the flight attendant walked away and threatened to call the police – and then forced the entire plane to deboard.
After every passenger’s schedule was disrupted over senseless drama, the family (and the rest of the passengers) were eventually allowed back on the plane.
Still, the parents recall the traumatic experience their children were forced to endure.
Fox News reported:
“My son missed his medication window. Thank God he didn’t have a seizure. He was sitting there in a soaking wet diaper because I couldn’t change him during the whole thing,” she said.
“My daughter is going crazy from all this it was a terrible terrible experience to go through let alone someone with a special needs child.”
Truly, flight attendants continue to target toddlers in the worst way.
Traveling with kids is hard enough as it is…
… now parents must face the reality that, should their toddler pull down their mask – even to eat a snack – the entire family could be kicked off the plane and miss their flight.
It’s as if flight attendants have an obsession with abusing their power to torment innocent families.
The pandemic has been tough on everyone, so a little compassion would really go a long way.
Children are too young to understand what’s going on – all they know is the trauma and confusion from being booted off a plane by a mean flight attendant.
Airlines need to address this issue head-on and train their employees to discern what actually does constitute a “violation” of airline policies – and it’s not a toddler eating a snack on her mother’s lap.
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