En mor, Rachel Davis, fortalte at hun og hennes to år gamle sønn ble fjernet fra en American Airlines-flyvning i forrige uke fordi barnet nektet å bruke maske.
I et Instagram innlegg hun postet skriver hun at hun og sønnen ikke fikk være med flyturen fra Charlotte, NC, til Manchester, N.H, i USA.
«Jeg prøvde gjentatte ganger, tryglet ham, bestakk ham, tryglet ham, gjorde alt jeg kunne mens han skrek og gråt da jeg prøvde å holde ham og sette på masken, det føltes ut som min absolutt største nedtur som mor,» skrev hun.
Rachel fortalte til ABC Nyheter at hun var på en jobbtur i Florida da orkanen Sally traff. Hun sa hun forsøkte å komme seg ut før, men flyet deres var kansellert.
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I’m at a complete loss of words. The eyes of a mama-bear who just bawled her eyes out as she was forced off an airplane because her 2 year old wouldn’t keep his mask on. I tried repeatedly, begged him, bribed him, pleaded with him, did everything I could while he was screaming and crying as I tried to hold him and put the mask on, feeling my absolute lowest of lows as a mother. Before I even sat in my seat, flight attendant Terry on American Airlines flight 5595 from Charlotte, NC to Manchester, NH on September 17th, approached me and asked how old my son is, and demanded according to their policy he wear a mask. I told her this is our fourth American Airlines flight this week, and he has never been asked to wear a mask. She informed me he (my overtired two year old son) would need to comply with their company policy or we would be asked to leave the aircraft. As I tried to put down my things and get a mask out, I heard Terry on the phone saying “yea it’s clear there is going to be a problem and we will need you to come down”. The nastiest smug look on her face. I’ll save you the rest of the horror that happened on the plane, as I continued trying to get him to wear the mask, bawling my eyes out and hyperventilating behind my own suffocating mask. Desperate to get home after the worst week. He would have been asleep before we even pushed back if they had just been humans. The pilot had the final say, Lyon wears the mask or they will escort us off the plane. Rather than get themselves any bad press by escorting a crying mom and two year old off the plane, they forced everyone to deplane, and wouldn’t let us back on the flight home. Apparently before we got off the plane everyone who left before us lit up the crew in the gate area. The Captain walking right by me as I screamed my head off in my absolute worst moment. They moved us to a flight tonight, on the same airline who’s company policy kicked us off the last flight, because my two year old son wouldn’t keep a mask securely over his nose and mouth at all times. This is the world we live in? This is not a mask debate. This is a ‘be a god damned human’ debate. I will NEVER fly AA again.
En flyvertinne spurte hvor gammel sønnen hennes var før hun sa at han måtte bruke maske, Rachel ble fortalt at hvis han ikke ville bruke masken, måtte de forlate flyet.
Moren sa at alle passasjerene ble bedt om å gå om bord i flyet, alle utenom Rachel og hennes sønn.
«Jeg vet ikke hva du vil at jeg skal gjøre for å holde masken på ham. Hva vil du jeg skal gjøre? Skal jeg bruke duc tape i ansiktet hans? Han er 2 år gammel, han forstår det ikke!»
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Most of my life I’ve felt very misunderstood. Like I didn’t fit in anywhere, no one understood my humor, or the pain buried deep down inside. While I’ve worked so hard to continue to become a better version of myself, let go of lies and insecurities, and reclaim the power inside of me, I still have times where it seems I just can’t win with anyone, and that cycle rears it’s ugly head again. Maybe it’s anxiety, maybe it’s poor communication skills, I’m not really sure. But one thing I know is, this little guy gets me. He understands me, sometimes better than I understand myself. He laughs at my terrible humor, he starts fresh each day, with no grudges from the day or month or year before. He still wants dozens of “big, huge hugs” everyday, regardless if I lost my temper that morning or not. He gives me endless second chances and unconditional love. When I feel lost and alone and so confused by almost everything, he has this way of making all the noise go away, and making it all better ♥️
American Airlines sa i en uttalelse at de hadde fullmakt til å kreve at alle mennesker fra 2 år og eldre skal bruke et passende bind for å dekke over ansiktet gjennom hele reisen.
Alle amerikanske flyselskaper kan kreve at de som er eldre enn 2 år må bære en maske mens de oppholder seg om bord i flyet.
Men politikken har fått tilbakeslag etter at flere foreldre har blitt fjernet fra flyreiser når de små barna ikke ville bruke maske. Hva mener du om denne saken? Skriv gjerne din mening i kommentarfeltet.