Little Girl Has Accident in Seat; Forced to Sit in it and Almost Thrown off Plane

jetblueA little girl wasn’t allowed up during a lengthy tarmac delay on JetBlue flight leaving New York.  After trying to hold it, the little girl had an accident.

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.

According to CBS Boston:

“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.



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  1. As a mother myself, I am horrified to know that something like this happened. I’ve seen people standing, going to the bathroom, etc., during take-offs, landings, let alone tarmac delays. In my opinion, the flight attendant was acting like a b$%^&.

  2. Flight attendants are so completely out of control. There is no excuse for this and I’m horrified it happened to that little girl. Not sure if anyone knows this, but people and mainly kids have died from “Holding it” I am pretty sure that going to the bathroom while the plane is standing still is not as dangerous as a child “holding it” She needs to be fired and removed as human being, the goal in life is help kids and make them happy not be a control freak and a bitch. If that was my job I would have grabbed her hand and rushed her to the bathroom.

  3. This is absurd! I will NEVER fly Jet Blue again! Basic human decency.
    Train your damn “stewardesses” better.

  4. A good lawyer will get the family a good amount …… of MONEY.. will pay for the girls college education.

  5. I wrote to Jet Blue about this. I hope many others do, too.

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