by Sierra Marlee | May 14, 2017 6:17 pm
Spring 2017 tis the season for every airline to make horrible PR moves. United dragging the passenger off of the plane seemed to be a challenge to the other businesses to see if they could one-up each other.
The latest incident comes from JetBlue, which reportedly removed a family for “improperly storing” a birthday cake on the flight.
Cameron Burke was traveling to Las Vegas with his family to celebrate his wife’s 40th birthday, but claims they were removed from a JetBlue flight over the birthday cake they were bringing with them.
According to the Burkes, they were asked to place the cake in an overhead bin, which they did. Later, they were asked to transfer it to another bin, and did that too. One flight attendant then asked them to place the cake under the seat in front of them and so they did.
The airline claims that the family placed the cake in an overhead bin meant for security equipment and refused to move it, but the family claims they followed all of the conflicting directions they received.
The Port Authority police were called to remove the family, but after questioning the parents, they deemed that there was no wrongdoing on the behalf of the Burkes. Even so, they were asked to leave the flight. This is when Cameron began recording.
Watch the video below:
Jersey City family kicked off flight over a cake. @JetBlue says passenger was agitated/security risk. Video appears to tell different story. pic.twitter.com/q0zQzNbHoa
— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) May 14, 2017
The flight crew then removed everyone from the plane so they could escort the Burkes off the flight, where their tickets and rewards points were refunded. Their luggage, however, still went to Vegas where it was collected by Cameron’s mother-in-law.
He was able to book another flight from Newark to Vegas the next day, but is already in the process of filing a lawsuit against JetBlue, saying he wants the flight attendant fired, claiming “she has no businesses serving the public.”
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