At this point, I could see both sides of the issue. The flight attendant wants to follow the rules and it’s sometimes difficult for kids to hold it for long periods of time.
But after that, the flight attendant sent the plane back to the gate to have the mother removed by security for trying to clean it.
“And I said, ‘please give me a break. My daughter had an accident because you wouldn’t let me take her to the bathroom. After I clean it up I will sit down.’ She turned around and reported it to the pilot,” Jennifer said.
Eventually the pilot turned the plane around and started to head back to the gate. He announced over the loud speaker that there was a non-compliant passenger on board, and they were bringing her to security. That’s when Devereaux says she got really scared.
Fortunately, an off-duty pilot who was sitting two seats in front of her came to her defense and convinced the crew to let her stay.
“I am so thankful for him and other passengers sticking up for my family’s defense,” Devereaux said.
This story surprises me so much. Mostly because when I’ve really had to go, I’ve dashed for it and have never been stopped.
I think once the child had an accident, the flight attendant should have known this was for real and allowed her mother to clean it up.