After their 2-year-old daughter refused to wear her mask, a family was kicked off a United Airlines jet and were banned for life.
Eliz Orban and her husband boarded the jet from Denver to Newark with their little girl.
While the parents were masked up and attempted to get their daughter to wear it, she was not cooperating.
The flight attendant came up to the family and revealed they were being removed from the jet.
Eliz’s husband attempted to explain how he was more than willing to cover his daughter’s face, but the flight attendant was not flexible, and the family was asked to leave.
In addition, United refused to remove their luggage from the cargo hold — which included their daughter’s car seat.
And while the CDC has recommended children at the age of 2 or older should wear face masks, this child is on the cusp of 2.
United Airlines has responded to the incident, stating the following:
“The health and safety of our employees and customers is our highest priority, which is why we have a multi-layered set of policies, including mandating that everyone onboard two and older wears a mask.”
“We are investigating this specific incident and have made contact with the family. We also refunded their tickets and returned their car seat and bags.”
Sources connected to the airline reveal how the family has not been banned from flying with them.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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