Good grief. Have JetBlue employees not met a toddler before?
On August 19, Chaya Bruck and her 6 children, including 2-year old Dina, were asked to get off of the plane because Dina refused to wear a mask.
“It was humiliating,” Chaya Bruck, of Brooklyn, told FOX 35 News.
Bruck was getting ready to take off from Orlando International Airport bound for Newark on Wednesday when a flight attendant approached her and said she would have to get off because her child would not keep a face mask on, which is required on all flights…
…”Shame on you JetBlue for harassing me and kicking me off with my 6 children because my 2 year old wouldn’t cooperate and wear a mask,” she wrote, calling the crew members ‘bullies’ that “treated me and my family inhumanly.”
“You have traumatized my children and me for life and in fact violated Jetblue Air written policy posted on you’re website stating that young children who are unable to wear a mask are exempt.”
Source: Fox 35 Orlando
Bruck says other passengers were supportive of her position and thought that the airline’s policy was ridiculous.
‘YOU HAVE TRAUMATIZED MY CHILDREN’: A mother with six children says she was forced off a JetBlue flight in Orlando because she couldn’t get her 2-year-old daughter to put on a face mask.
— FOX 35 Orlando (@fox35orlando) August 20, 2020
Bruck tried to get her daughter to put on the mask, but that wasn’t good enough. They said it was too late and everyone would have to get off of the plane.
You can hear the angry passengers who were forced to disembark saying that JetBlue was ridiculous. One yells, “everybody call the customer service line.”
A further angle video @JetBlue this stewardess must be disciplined. JetBlue’s mosaic hotline: 1-877-538-8783 call this number and listen to the first 25 seconds of the automated message and you’ll hear the mask policy exempts this kid. Deplane for this? Embarrassing. pic.twitter.com/lxo2klyGrc
— Dov Flyn II (@dove_13fly) August 19, 2020
One passenger told the New York Daily News that JetBlue employees were pretty awful to Bruck.
“They were really nasty,” passenger Charzette Poinsette told The News. “(Bruck) said, ‘I’m going to get her to put the mask on’ and that wasn’t enough for them.”
“She was crying, I felt so bad,” Poinsette added. “None of them offered to help her with anything.”
Bruck says that she overheard a JetBlue flight attendant that gave her trouble about Dina taking off her mask on the flight to Orlando recognized her and told another flight attendant that Dina was 3-years old.
Here is Dina saying that she was kicked off the plane because she “didn’t want to wear the mask.”
This mom from New York says she and all 6 of her children got kicked off of their @JetBlue flight Wednesday because her youngest, this 2.5 year old, wouldn’t keep her mask on @fox35orlando pic.twitter.com/VFUQ7yVZcW
— Holly Bristow (@hollybnews) August 20, 2020
The family also says that JetBlue retroactively changed the mask policy on their website. Fox News has a very fuzzy screenshot of the old policy that reads, “All customers are required to wear a face covering over their mouth & nose throughout their journey, including during check-in, boarding, while in flight and deplaning. Children who are not able to maintain a face covering are exempt from the requirement.”
The Yeshiva World News has another screenshot that shows the new policy and includes the line, “This new policy will require customers to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth throughout their journey, including during check-in, boarding, while in flight, and departing. Customers will be reminded of this requirement before their flight via email and at the airport by both terminal signage and announcements. Small children who are not able to maintain a face covering will be exempt from this requirement.”
New York Daily News reports:
JetBlue strengthened its policy on face coverings earlier this month, noting that passengers must cover their noses and mouths in order to board. That rule did not apply to children 2 years old or younger.
The airline company updated its Travel Alerts page Wednesday at 2 p.m. according to the timestamp on its website. The policy says “all travelers 2 years and older must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth throughout their journey.”
A spokesman for JetBlue said the policy on face coverings was actually updated Aug. 10 to include 2-year-olds.
Source: NY Daily News
Toddlers are notorious for pushing back and asserting their independence. Their brains are also still developing. How do you expect a toddler to comply with a ridiculous facemask mandate? This is absolutely nuts.
Bruck’s husband told The Yeshiva World News that he is taking JetBlue to court.
Meanwhile, the husband tells YWN that he is retaining a lawyer, and will immediately be filling a federal lawsuit against the airline.
Good. Air travel is awful to begin with, we don’t need maskhole COVID tyrants making it worse.