A Southern California man posted a video on YouTube of Delta flight attendants kicking them off an overbooked plane for refusing to give up a seat for their young son.
Brian Schear, of Huntington Beach, said he and his family were flying overnight from Hawaii to Los Angeles last week when employees asked them to give up the seat where their 2-year-old son was sitting, reported KABC-TV.
He tried to refuse and was threatened with jail, according to the video.
“You have to give up the seat or you’re going to jail, your wife is going to jail and they’ll take your kids from you,” Schear recalled the flight attendant saying.
Delta employees wanted the family to hold the young child in their laps during the flight, but Schear argued that they had bought the boy a ticket because he needed to sit in his car seat to sleep.
An employee inaccurately told the family the boy needed to sit in a seat with an adult, because the airline’s website recommends that children under 2 years old should sit in an approved child seat in a ticketed seat of their own.
The entire family was ordered off the plane, and they stayed overnight in a hotel and bought new tickets the following day, reported KTLA-TV.
Delta issued a statement Thursday on the incident, but did not explain why the family was asked to give up their seat.
“We’re sorry for what this family experienced,” said spokeswoman Betsy Talton. “Our team has reached out and will be talking with them to better understand what happened and come to a resolution. I can confirm that this was not because the flight was overbooked.”
Mitch McConnell’s impeachment rules pass by 53-47 vote — here’s what happens next in Trump’s senate trial
The US Senate voted along party lines on Tuesday to set the rules for President Donald Trump's historic impeachment trial.
By a 53 to 47 vote, the Republican-controlled Senate approved an "organizing resolution" for the trial proposed by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Before approving the rules, the Senate voted down several amendments proposed by Democrats seeking to subpoena witnesses and documents from the White House and State Department.
These are the next phases in Trump's impeachment trial, just the third of a president in US history:
- Opening arguments -
Chief Justice Roberts admonishes lawyers at Senate impeachment trial
Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court John Roberts made his first major intervention in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.
After House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) finished his closing arguments on why former National Security Advisor John Bolton should testify, the White House team went on the attack. Yelling and demanding apologies, the president's team was more animated than they'd been all night. Roberts then admonished the House and White House on their language.
Claiming the Senate is the "world's greatest deliberative body" -- despite what he had witnessed during 12 hours of the impeachment trial -- Roberts complained about language that was "not conducive to civil discourse."
White House lawyers begin yelling at Democrats during late-night impeachment trial — after Trump starts tweeting
President Donald Trump woke up and began tweeting around midnight EST during the Senate impeachment trial over the amendments over the rules. That's when a noticeable thing changed on the Senate floor: Trump's team started yelling.
Nearing 1 a.m. EST Tuesday morning while the president was tweeting about impeachment, his team began attacking Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) personally. They called him a liar and accused him of attacking the president and demanded an apology. After nearly 12 hours this was the first time the White House got even remotely animated after a dull defense of the president.