A California family raised concern against Delta Airlines after a terrible flight experience. Reportedly, they were kicked off their flight after refusing to give up their toddler’s seat. Terrible, indeed.
The incident started when Brian and Brittany Schear of California boarded a Delta flight with their 2-year-old toddler and 1-year-old child. However, the tickets they purchased was originally for their teenage son who they sent home early. This shall render their son’s seat empty for their toddler to take.
Little they knew that Delta Airlines does not allow it. As a matter of fact, the employees see it as a federal offense. In addition, just because they want to insist that their toddler sits on the seat they paid for, they could actually end up in jail and their kids in foster care. Wait, what?
To explain things further, the Schears couple were asked by Delta Airlines employees to give up the toddler’s seat. However, Brian refused to do so as he reasoned they already paid for it.
The Delta Airlines employees then said that it is not allowed as the ticket is named after their teenage son. To put it in other words, the ticket is non-transferable.
Despite that, Brian still argued that he won’t give up a seat he already paid for. Another employee then said that a 2-year-old cannot sit without support according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Meaning, the Schear tod should sit on either mommy and daddy’s lap.
As per the FAA website, it is recommended for parents to put their children in a safety-approved car seat or child safety restraint device when boarding a flight. But the Shears couple said that they were able to fly with their tod having his own seat on their way to Maui.
As if the stated above are yet annoying and inconvenient, the Delta employees also pointed that if the couple will not give up the tod’s seat, they will all be kicked off the flight. To which, Brian replied: “Then they can remove me off the plane.”
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