United Airlines Bans Family After 2-Year-Old Refuses To Wear a Mask
United Airlines has responded to the incident, saying, “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.”
They continued, “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.”
Eliz Orban and her husband boarded the jet from Denver to Newark with their little girl. The parents were masked up and tried hard to get their daughter to wear the mask, but she wasn’t having it. Watch the video … Eliz’s husband pretty much did everything he could … to no avail.
That’s when a flight attendant came up to them and announced they were being booted from the jet. Eliz’s husband tried explaining he did his best, and he was more than willing to cover his daughter’s face, but the flight attendant wouldn’t budge. They had to go.
United wouldn’t remove their luggage from the cargo hold, and that included their daughter’s car seat. And, on top of that, Eliz says United has permanently banned them from flying.
Orban explained that when she and her husband boarded the airplane on Friday, a flight attendant immediately asked how old their daughter is and demanded she wear a mask given she was over the age of 2. Orban said they asked for a mask since her daughter didn’t have one and the flight attendant gave them one before they went to their seats.
“After that, the flight attendants wouldn’t talk to us,” Orban said.
“We kind of noticed them walking by and kept checking what we were doing, and it just felt really, really, really weird,” she added. “And that was the only interaction we had with a flight attendant or with anyone saying anything.”
Family gets kicked off an airplane because their two year old won’t wear a mask. This is all complete and total madness. pic.twitter.com/SNRiDsRHQn
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) December 12, 2020