A family was kicked off of a Spirit Airlines plane when their because their two-year-old wasn’t wearing a mask.
The child was also eating.
Video captured from a fellow passenger shows other passengers defending the parents by explaining that there are other young children not wearing masks.
The seven-month pregnant mother of the maskless two-year-old was accompanied by her husband and their special needs child. Her husband was loyal in protecting her and standing up for the entire family.
The family and everyone on board were eventually de-boarded and, after a short period, re-boarded with a new flight crew.
In regards to eating while on board, Spirit Airlines’ mask policy states:
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‘Face coverings may be removed only while eating, drinking, or taking medication — when done eating, drinking, or taking medication, face coverings must be repositioned immediately,’ the airline’s policy reads.
In regards to people with disabilities:
There may be other limited exceptions for a Guest with a disability recognized under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) who meet certain criteria.’
The Eisenberg’s son has special needs. In an interview with Fox News, the parents said,
‘My son missed his medication window. Thank God he didn’t have a seizure. He was sitting there in a soaking wet diaper because I couldn’t change him during the whole thing. My daughter is going crazy from all this it was a terrible terrible experience to go through let alone someone with a special needs child.’
‘I have no words. Next level craziness. I understand if I gave someone attitude… but there was none of that. We were about to take off … Everything was fine and all of the sudden someone comes over to us and asks us to deplane. We did comply they and nothing to say. I kept asking what didn’t we comply with they and nothing to say.’