Skip to comments.Tot's tantrum gets family kicked off plane
Posted on 03/10/2012 8:32:14 AM PST by JoeProBono
BOSTON, -- A family returning from a trip to Turks and Caicos said it cost them $2,000 when they were kicked off their flight to Boston due to their daughter's tantrum.
Colette Vieau said she and her husband were on a JetBlue plane preparing for takeoff in February with daughters Natalie, 2, and Cecilia, 3, when the younger girl threw a tantrum and refused to sit down, the New York Daily News reported Friday.
"We were holding them down with all of our might, seat belt on. And I said, 'We have them seated. Can we go now?' (The flight attendant) said the pilot's made a decision to turn the plane around," Vieau said.
She said the plane returned to the gate and her family was forced to spend the night in a hotel and book a new flight, costing them $2,000.
"We did what we were asked to do. We weren't belligerent, drunk, angry or screaming. We were just having a hard time struggling with our children," Vieau said.
JetBlue released a statement saying the flight "had customers that did not comply with crew member instructions for a prolonged time period. The captain elected to remove the customers involved for the safety of all customers and crew members on board."
Kudo's to the crew for doing the right thing!!!
The kid will continue to throw tantrums only as long as she can get away with it!
Sometimes you have to wait till your kids grow up to travel....or travel some place close to home.
How dare you be offended by my out of control screaming brat?
Hmm ~ and your kids?
I flew to Italy with my 2-1/2 year old son.
Not a peep either way. Go figure.
Very possible when buying tickets at the last moment for a family and also the article said the hotel fair was included in that figure.
Had a lot of “crazy brat” moments of the plane from the yeller’ to the ‘kick the back of the seat for 6 hours’ brat.
My kids have never been allowed to throw a tantrum in public. They had a few in the privacy of our own home...they learned quickly that tantrums cost them, usually a small measure of hyde. At 12 and 17, they are fairly well behaved!
That's cheaper than three years of birth control, which, apparently, costs $3000.
Did the other passengers give a standing ovation?
Totally agree. If parents can't control their kids, they don't belong in a confined space such as an aircraft where others will be subjected to their tantrums. Maybe a mild sleeping pill for the kid would be a good idea.
So,in a case like this, the airline simply wouldn’t book them on another flight at no additional cost?
Yes, flying to the Turks Caicos will run you close to 2k.
A tantrum like that would have cost my children a black and blue bottom, regardless of whether it was in public or not!
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