Recently a video has surfaced of a family being kicked off an Orlando Spirit Airline flight due to their two-year-old child not wearing a facemask.
Ari and Avital Eisenberg, of Toms River, N.J., were on a Monday flight with their children Rikki, 2, and Daniel, 7, who has special needs after spending a Passover vacation in Florida. The mother is also seven months pregnant.
The video which has blown up on social media shows Rikki the 2-year-old girl on her mother’s lap quietly eating when a flight attendant, relaying a message from the pilot, said the girl had to have a mask on.
The family was on their way from Orlando back home to Atlantic City and were eventually forced to get off the plane by the Flight Attendant after some arguing with the parents. You can also hear some of the passengers supporting the family.
Eventually all the passengers had to depart the plane and then re-board the with an all new flight crew.
Here is more video from the interaction between the family and the Spirit Airline Flight Attendant.
Orlando Police responded to the situation and talked with the family about Face Mask Compliance, they were eventually allowed to get back on the plane after the flight was delayed for over 2 hours.
Federal law requires all passengers over the age of 2 to wear a mask when they’re not eating aboard a flight which to me it look like she was.
Spirit Airlines released this statement on their Facebook page:
This is not the first time Spirit Airline has made National Headlines. Just last month Spirit Airlines removed a young boy with Autism from a flight for not wearing a face mask.
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