Remember the story a few weeks ago about the toddler and her family taken off a plane because the child’s name was on the no-fly list?
Well one Washington youngster has outdone her.
Three-year-old Daniel Yanchuk and his father were booted off an Alaskan Airlines flight Memorial Day weekend after the youngster caused a fuss and refused to do up his seat belt when he was told to put his iPad away for takeoff.
The airline says Daniel was removed from the flight because his behaviour was threatening his safety.
“He kept lying down in his seat, his legs were dangling over the arm rest. At one point, we did have the seat belt fastened but because the child was lying down, now the belt was across his neck and the flight attendants were worried that he would begin to choke himself,” Alaska Airlines spokesperson Paul McElroy told MSNBC.
Daniel’s father says that’s not true and believes the airline overreacted by having the pair removed from the plane.
Three other members of the family who were sitting in a different section of the plane were allowed to stay onboard but chose not to.
The family then refused the airline’s offer to re-book them for the next day.
Of course that didn’t stop their luggage from making the trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands, the family’s intended destination.