WATCH: Family kicked off JetBlue flight after 1-year-old kicks passenger’s seat

The first video shows the parents refusing to disembark the plane when a flight attendant repeatedly asks them while the next part shows them asking for an explanation at the gate and the mother breaking down.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 21, 2017 8:59 pm
The flight spokesperson who asked the family to deplane was recorded on camera.

Months after an Asian doctor was physically hurt and kicked off an United flight, several other incidents have come to light. Now, another airline, JetBlue, is being slammed for allegedly kicking off a family of five from its flight. Tamir Raanan and Mandy Ifrah were returning to Brooklyn, New York, from Fort Lauderdale when their 1-year-old Eden, who was sitting in Ifrah’s lap, became agitated and kicked the passenger’s seat in front. The New York family claimed they were ousted from the flight without any explanation or reason and were left stranded.

The evening flight got delayed and left the kids cranky. “She is about to have a bottle and kicked the lady in front of us. The lady huffed and puffed. She got up and said, ‘You should hold your baby’s feet.’ I said, ‘She is a baby — what would you like me to do? I’m sorry, and I am trying my best to control the situation right now’, ” Ifrah told the New York Post.

Soon, a flight attendant came up to them and asked them to disembark. When asked for an explanation, the attendant asked them to get off the plane so “we can discuss this.”

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The airline company claimed the parents made “physical threats and profanities” to the other passenger and hence the decision was made to kick them off. “The customers were not removed due to the actions of their children,” JetBlue said in a response.

The family videotaped the incident and posted it on YouTube in two parts. The first part shows the parents refusing to disembark despite the flight attendant’s repeatedly requests while the second part shows them asking for an explanation at the gate and the mother breaking down.

Watch part 2:

Meanwhile, Raanan and his wife have been barred from flying with the airline. They were stranded in Florida while they luggage was shipped to New York in the JetBlue flight and were refunded $500.

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    DD
    Jul 22, 2017 at 4:03 pm
    sometimes there are ver misbehaved kids and parenrs who have no.idea how to control them. and they can really be a pain. thats tge only possible other explaination .
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      Indian passenger
      Jul 22, 2017 at 8:30 am
      We never know what happened. There will always be two sides of a story. But disembarking a family with infants/children is not very humane.
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        Harry Who
        Jul 22, 2017 at 4:14 am
        Again at ude of self righteousness comes from the religion of peace. The airline took them off the flight due to their bad behaviour and threatening at ude and not because of the child kicking. But IE again twists facts.
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        1. Faku Faking
          Jul 22, 2017 at 9:15 am
          SO YOU ARE THE AIRLINE CORRESPONDENT OR THE PASSENGER OF THE SAME FLIGHT. I SALUTE YOUR EYEWITNESS WITH MY L-U-N-D.
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          khaja
          Jul 21, 2017 at 11:50 pm
          This is US, dry people, infant's kick is actually a kiss, but the lady who created a scene seems to be dry and envy to see other family.
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            anonymous
            Jul 22, 2017 at 7:23 pm
            Kiss ? Kiss my ass. Control your kid else get off the plane. Your kid might be cutest and best my dog is cuter and better.
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