Jet Blue Flight Devolves Into Chaos After Family Kicked Off Because Toddler Wouldn’t Wear A Mask

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Full disclosure: I’m a big Jet Blue guy. They’re one of the only airlines I’ve never had a problem with. Their prices are fair, in-flight entertainment is top-notch, and they tend to give you another nip of vodka if you ask nicely. And you don’t even have to ride in the overhead compartments like you do over at Spirit.

But I’m afraid I cannot support the abhorrent behavior that was on display Wednesday on a Jet Blue flight from Orlando, Florida to Newark, New Jersey.

A Brooklyn mother named Chaya Bruck was traveling alone with her six children when she was forced off the flight after her two-year-old daughter would not keep her mask on, despite Jet Blue’s policy stating, “Customers two years and younger will not be required to wear a face covering if they cannot maintain one.”

“It was horrible, the whole experience was traumatizing,” Bruck told the Daily News from Orlando International Airport, where she and her children were still stranded Wednesday afternoon.

“I was trying very hard…(The other children) were wearing their masks with their noses covered,” she said. “It says (on JetBlue’s website) that a child who cannot wear a mask does not have to wear a mask. I tried to tell them this, but they didn’t care…They wanted me off the plane.

“(The other passengers) were sticking up for me….All of my kids were crying. I was shaking…It was inhumane.”

Jet Blue’s mentions are taking an absolute bludgeoning.

You can’t spell Jet Blue without an L.

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