A seven-months-pregnant woman and her family including her son with special needs were kicked off a Spirit Airlines flight because her two-year-old daughter wasn’t wearing a mask.
All of the passengers were eventually kicked off the flight before being allowed back on board.
The flight attendant is seen on tape telling the family, including a toddler sitting on her pregnant mom’s lap eating yogurt, that needed to put on their masks.
The father, who had his mask around his chin, pulled his mask over his mouth and nose, forcing the flight attendant to nod, but then said “She’s not wearing a mask” in regards to the tot.
“The baby?” asked the mom.
“A lot of kids aren’t wearing masks,” said a woman sitting beside the family.
After the stranger opined in, others began arguing for the family.
“You’ve been sitting next to me,” said the father, who was wearing a yarmulke, “Was I wearing the mask the whole time? Was I wearing the mask the whole time everybody?”
As the father incredulously asked the onlookers seated around him, he put his mask up and down several times.
“I’ll make sure he wears it. Everything is going to be fine,” said a person filming.
During the encounter, the flight attendant repeats several times the family was in “non-compliance with the mask policy.”
The mom jumped in for her daughter, saying “That’s only a child and a 2-year-old.”
“It’s not my choice,” the flight attendant responds. “You have to take your stuff and get off.”
“We’re done talking. The pilot wants you off, so you have to get off,” she added.
The mom again attempts to interject, saying “she’s a baby. She just turned 2 a month ago. She’s been trying to wear it.”
However, the flight attendant was having none of it, threatening to call the police before she left.
The father then explains his wife is pregnant and his daughter just turned two, adding his son was special needs and suffered from seizures.
A Spirit rep also told the tabloid that the parents had broken the airline’s face-cover policy, adding their violation was not filmed.
They were given a warning before embarking the plane once again. “The only thing that happened with the flight attendant was that after two hours of a delay there was a crew change required,” Spirit spokesperson Field Sutton told New Jersey 101.5.