A flight attendant said that the family was stopped by a flight from New Jersey because their 2-year-old daughter did not wear a mask.
Spirit Airlines deleted a tweet blaming a New Jersey couple for not following their mask protocol, as a flight attendant was cited for masking young children on board after kicking them off Monday’s flight Giving was shown.
The budget carrier initially stated that NI and Aritel Eisenberg of the Toms River refused to comply with a federal order requiring airline passengers to wear masks. The couple was with their children, – Rikki, 2, and 7, Daniel, who have special needs – after spending Passover in Florida.
The statement from the original airline stated, “We are aware of Spirit Airlines’ flight 138 from Orlando to Atlantic City being misinformed. Flight was delayed. Allowing passengers to re-board Before the aircraft was unloaded.
The couple told Granthshala News in an exclusive interview that a flight attendant took them off the plane because Rikki was not complying with the airline’s mask policy, stating that passengers age 2 and older must wear masks . Avital Eisenberg, who is seven months pregnant, said she also explained that her son has frequent seizures and that covering her mouth may inspire him and promise to make sure he is on the cover. are.
A flight attendant who was not a crew member who initially hit the family, “I told you, Illegal – you have to get off. I didn’t want to do that.”
“We’re wearing masks,” Avital Eisenberg says, according to footage of the incident.
“She Not wearing one, “the flight crew member says she eats yogurt sitting on her mother’s lap of 2 years. The pilot wants you.”
After the footage showed flight crew members citing masked children to create a family deplane, the airline deleted a tweet with its original statement and released a new one that omitted the word “adults”.
“Flight was delayed due to compliance issues with the federal mask mandate,” the changed sentence reads.
Er Eisenberg told Granthshala News exclusively on Monday, “I have no words. The next level of insanity. I understand I gave an attitude to someone, but there was none of that.” Everything It was okay and suddenly someone comes over us and asks us to go by plane. We complied and said nothing. I kept asking whether we complied and said nothing. “
Avital Eisenberg called the experience “painful” for her children.
“My son missed his medicine window. Thank God he had no seizure. He She was sitting there in a wet diaper because I couldn’t change her during the whole thing, “she said.” My daughter is going crazy with all this, it was a terrible horrible experience to let a child with special needs go alone. “
Spirit Airlines said it clung to its initial statement to Granthshala News.
The male flight attendant, who was originally requested before he began recording passengers, was allegedly not allowed to return to the flight and was seen fleeing the plane by Orlando police officers.
The family was eventually allowed to re-board and build a home. The flight attendants, originally facing the family, were not allowed back into the flight and were airlifted by Orlando’s police officers.