A man and his 2-year-old daughter were reportedly kicked doff a Southwest Airlines flight because the toddler was fussing.
After the daddy and daughter were booted off the plane, several passengers objected, and a flight attendant told them they were “not helpful” and suggested she would remove them from the flight as well.
One of the passengers, Alexis Armstrong, filmed the incident and posted the video on Facebook with a caption:
#southwest #shame #on #you #southwest #airlines kicked a man off the plane with his two year old daughter because she was afraid and not sitting in her own seat.. he asked the lady for a minute to calm her down she walked away and called people to remove him.
The baby was already calm by now and sitting in her own seat. Captain then came over intercom to say we will be going back to the gate to handle a customer service issue.
They then told me stop filming and this issue did not involve me, and that me and another woman who spoke up will be the next off he plane.
The flight attendant then came to tell me be quiet stop talking ( to the person next to me ) no one around me wants to hear about the situation. #Flight1683 #MDW to #ATL ABC 7 Chicago NBC Chicago Southwest Airlines #Michelle was the flight attendant.
Southwest Airlines told Law & Crime that the father and child were booked on the next flight:
After pushback Wednesday evening, Flight 1683 to Atlanta returned to the gate at Chicago Midway to allow supervisors to board the aircraft.
Our initial reports indicate a conversation escalated onboard between the crew and a customer traveling with a small child.
We always aim for a welcoming and hospitable experience and regret the inconvenience to all involved. The traveling party was booked on the next flight to Atlanta after the original flight continued as planned.
We will reach out to the customer to listen to any concerns they have about their experience and look forward to welcoming them onboard again soon.