Mom Travelling With Six Kids Kicked Off JetBlue Flight After Toddler Refuses To Wear A Mask

Posted by Sama in News On 22nd August 2020
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This woman was kicked off the JetBlue airplane flight after her 2-year old daughter refused to wear a mask. In a cellphone video, the mom of 6 kids could be seen crying after she is told by the attendant to leave the plane and other passengers coming to her defense and pleading on her behalf.

JetBlue spokesman Derek Dombrowski said that “during these unprecedented times, our first priority is to keep crewmembers and customers safe, and we’ve quickly introduced new safety policies and procedures throughout the pandemic.”

He said the airline’s mask policy was actually “updated most recently on August 10 to ensure everyone is wearing a face covering – adults and children alike – to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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A Brooklyn mom and her six kids were kicked off Newark-bound JetBlue plane in Orlando after her 2-year old daughter refused to wear a mask.

Chaya Bruck, of Midwood, told WNBC that when she boarded the flight with her kids on Wednesday, her youngest child, Dina, refused to wear the mask, leading to an argument with a flight attendant about the girl’s age.

“He said, ‘No, she has to cover her nose and her mouth,’ and I said I could try but then she was pulling it off,” Bruck told the news outlet.

“A few minutes later, they came to me and they told me that I have to gather my things and I have to get off the plane,” added Bruck.

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WNBC added, the mom refused to leave the plane and other fellow passengers came to her defense asking the attendant to leave her alone. The flight attendant then asked all the passengers to get off the plane and said they would be allowed back on board as soon as possible.

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Mobile video captured the confrontation with Bruck, who was crying, as other passengers pleaded her case.

“They were horribly nasty, my kids were crying. Really traumatizing,” Bruck said. “I asked them, ‘Should I tie her hands and feet? What do you want me to do?’ They just wanted me off the plane.”

Bruck who then got stranded in Florida said that it was in her understanding that it was the company's policy her daughter was not required to wear a mask, The Yeshiva World reported.

“Small children who are not able to maintain a face covering are exempt from this requirement,” read the JetBlue policy cited by the Jewish news outlet.

According to the company’s Travel Alerts page, which was updated at 2 p.m. Wednesday, “All travelers 2 years and older must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth throughout their journey, including during check-in, boarding, while in flight and deplaning.”

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A mail to The Post, JetBlue spokesman Derek Dombrowski said that “during these unprecedented times, our first priority is to keep crewmembers and customers safe, and we’ve quickly introduced new safety policies and procedures throughout the pandemic.”

He said the airline’s mask policy was actually “updated most recently on August 10 to ensure everyone is wearing a face covering – adults and children alike – to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“Children age 2 and over must wear a face covering, consistent with CDC guidelines, which say ‘Masks should not be worn by children under the age of 2,’” he said.

Dombrowski also added that before boarding the plane the travelers are also sent a mail updating them all the included updated safety procedures and mask policies.

“Our crewmembers are ready to assist customers in the airport and onboard who might need support,” he said. “We have a flexible rebooking policy for those who are unable to meet this requirement, and customers who refuse to follow these standards after requests from crewmembers will be reviewed for further travel eligibility on JetBlue.”

The spokesman attached a sample of a check-in email that he said Bruck had been sent.

“All travelers 2 years of age and older must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth both at the airport and on board,” it reads, in part.

Meanwhile, Bruck’s husband told The Yeshiva World that he would retain a lawyer and file a federal lawsuit against the company.

Bruck is yet to respond to this.

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