Male flight attendant is kicked off Spirit Airlines plane in Orlando after forcing all passengers off plane when two-year-old child refused to wear a mask
- A flight attendant was kicked off a Spirit Airlines flight from Orlando to New York
- Video shows all the passengers forced to get off the plane if the two-year-old did not wear a mask while she was with her seven-month-pregnant mother
- Her father tells flight attendant that their other child has ‘special needs’
- Moments later, the flight attendant says it is not her choice to have them removed, but adds that she should call the police
- Another video shows the family and passengers getting off the plane on Monday
- Shortly afterwards, they were all allowed to board the plane again when the police escorted the male flight attendant from the flight
Video captured when a male flight attendant on a Spirit Airlines flight in Florida was kicked out after forcing all passengers off the plane when a two-year-old girl refused to wear a mask.
The incident took place aboard a plane attempting to leave Orlando, Florida on Monday to go to New York.
Various videos of the incident have been shared on social media. In one clip, the little girl is sitting on her mother’s lap eating yogurt when a female flight attendant tells them to get off the plane.
The flight attendant addressed the family on behalf of the male flight attendant who did not want them on the plane.
Various videos of the incident have been shared on social media. In one clip, the little girl sits on her mom’s lap eating yogurt when a flight attendant (left, standing) tells them to get off the plane
Despite their efforts, all passengers were kicked off the flight on Monday
The girl’s father also pointed out that they were traveling with their ‘special needs’ son (pictured)
The child’s mother, who is seven months pregnant, and father immediately asked the flight attendant why they were kicked off the flight.
‘I apologize. They want you out, “the flight attendant tells the family, adding that they” weren’t following the masks. “
The girl’s parents replied that they were wearing their masks when the caregiver pointed to their daughter and said, “She’s not wearing one.”
Other passengers sitting nearby immediately pointed out to the flight attendant that there were other babies who were not wearing masks. They also pointed out that the little girl was eating yogurt while she waited for takeoff.
The flight attendant says ‘it’s not my choice’, while the girl’s father claims they also have their ‘special needs’ son with them.
The flight attendant then walks away and says she is going to call the police on board.
After all passengers were back in the terminal, police officers were seen in another clip escorting the male flight attendant (pictured), who had a problem with the girl not wearing a mask, out of the plane
The family (pictured after getting back on the plane) and all passengers were re-boarded a short time later. ‘Happy ending! We’re at it again, ‘says the girl’s father in another video
Two other clips show the family getting out of their seats along with other passengers after everyone was told to disembark.
After all passengers were back at the gate, police officers were seen in another clip escorting the male flight attendant, who had a problem with the girl not wearing a mask, out of the plane.
The family and all passengers were returned to the plane a short time later.
‘Happy ending! We’re at it again, ‘says the girl’s father in another video.
This is not the first time such an incident has occurred on Spirit Airlines.
In a viral incident, a family was kicked out of a Spirit plane because their four-year-old autistic son refused to wear a mask.
According to Spirit’s website, their mask policy requires all travelers to wear face coverings in accordance with the CDC’s flight and airport guidelines.
“ Face covers should only be removed while eating, drinking, or taking medication – when you are done eating, drinking, or taking any medication, face covers should be moved immediately, ” the airline’s policy says.
Under the policy, “Guests who choose not to meet our facial coverage requirement will lose future flight privileges with Spirit.”
Children under 2 years of age are exempt. There may be other limited exceptions for a guest with a disability recognized under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) who meet certain criteria. ‘