A viral video shows the moment a family was confronted by a Spirit Airlines flight attendant about their two-year-old girl who was not wearing a mask.
According to the Daily Mail, the incident occurred onboard a plane that was supposed to leave from Orlando to Atlantic City on Monday. Several videos of the incident have been posted on social media, one of which shows the little girl sitting on her pregnant mother’s lap eating yogurt while a female flight attendant tells them they need to leave.
The female flight attendant was addressing them on behalf of a male attendant who wanted them off the plane. Another video shows more from the incident:
Other passengers on the plane point out there were other babies on the flight without masks, as well as the fact that the girl was eating yogurt. The girl’s father also argues that they have their “special needs” son with them too. The female flight attendant walks away saying she’s going to call the police.
The Daily Mail reports everyone got off the plane, and while back at the gate, police officers escorted the male flight attendant who originally had the problem with the girl not wearing a mask. He did not confront them directly on the plane.
Later the father posted a video saying his family was back on the plane.
Spirit Airlines’ website says their mask policy requires all travelers wear face coverings in compliance with CDC guidelines on flights and in airports. It also says children “under the age of 2 years old are exempt.”
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