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HORRIFIC: Frum Jews with Disabled Child Forced Off Plane by Spirit Airlines [UPDATED: Spirit releases statement contradicting videos, then deletes it]

As first reported on TLS Status, a frum family from Toms River was kicked off a flight this morning over a two-year-old not wearing a mask – while eating. 

An individual who was on the plane, scheduled to fly from Orlando to Atlantic City, told TLS that the couple had two children with them – an approximately seven-year-old disabled child and a two-year-old. As she was eating, a Spirit Airlines flight attendant approached the family and ordered them to leave the aircraft over the maskless child.

The entire plane was eventually forced to deboard as airline officials sorted out the matter.

Just moments ago, the plane’s passengers – including the family originally kicked off the flight – were allowed to reboard, with the flight attendant who originally kicked them off removed from the flight.

Today’s incident is the latest in a string of similar occurrences in recent weeks.

UPDATE 6:20 PM: Spirit released a statement stating it was due to the adults, while all witnesses we spoke to, as well as video footage, shows otherwise:

UPDATE 6:55 PM: After Tweeting a statement which was clearly false, Spirit had no choice but to delete their Tweet.

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There are 20 Comments to "HORRIFIC: Frum Jews with Disabled Child Forced Off Plane by Spirit Airlines [UPDATED: Spirit releases statement contradicting videos, then deletes it]"

  • Loe says:

    Thanks you spiritfor removing the steward rather than the passenger. costumers first.

  • Jack says:

    In either case, There should be chartered flights in peak times. To the Holy Land.

  • Crazy says:

    This is complete torture to the parents, people on the plane and the child! Germs only come from Jews? Seriously abusive and embarrassing. I find it crazy that when every one else on the plane takes off their mask for a minute to eat, corona there is no corona, but only when a little child who CAN’T wear a mask uncovers, then covid spreads!!??!

  • Zaidy says:

    First Sea World now Spirit. I think we should get the hint STAY HOME. ITS THE MOST INSPIRING AND ENJOYABLE AT HOME.

    • avraham says:

      Food for Thought:
      When judging another human being, let us try to give the benefit of the doubt.

  • cool masmid says:

    Not sure why TLS decided to blur the faces of the family involved when other sites are carrying this story and with pics and videos of the Toms River family involved. That said, I think this family really handled themselves well in such a horrible situation. They were calm and respectful to all around and anyone who watched these clips had to feel bad for what happened to such a nice family… I hope they decide to sue …

    • mayo says:

      pretty sure tls has a policy about showing woman in general on their website. it would look a little extreme to blur only the wifes face so they blurred the child as well. if i had to guess

  • Yosef says:

    My heart goes out for their stress. From watching the incident unfold through the various videos, there seems to be a commonality. “Nip it in the bud”. That’s it. Won’t say anymore.

  • Jack says:

    I feel terrible for this family to have to go through this. The least we can do for them is to set up a go-fund-me to have their vacation paid for. I would estimate it at 10k. Can someone that knows the family set that up?

  • Jimmy says:

    Curse Spirit and all airlines that force children to wear masks. Curse Fauci too, that old fraud.

  • bizarre says:

    This is not the 1st time Spirit has done something like this. I think the previous poster is right: They should sue. Even if they lose, the press will pick it up and then,maybe then, Spirit will add some sensitivity training to their stewards.

  • Chaim says:

    I don’t understand why we are still flying with this despicable anti Semitic airline , enough is enough .it is the worst airline I have ever seen with a 0 customer service , Rude and obnoxious staff . We should Just stop using them period , Enought is enought ,,, No More Spirit arline for me ,,,,

  • Rachamim says:

    BOYCOTT SPIRIT EVERYONE.
    Enough of this airline already , they will continue abusing all of us they will not stop …

  • Mordekhai says:

    Stop Voting for Democrat this what we are all getting nonsense attack. It going get worse. I suggested everyone vote for Republicans next election and President for Republicans not Democratic. Now it time to complain to FAA and All airline to stop this nonsense. Child was eating and this stupid. Flight Attendant should be fired for false information. We need full complaints agains Sprits airlines and call and say they should fired him and sprits should pay the family for embarrassment and terrible situation.

  • Alfred Ricardo says:

    Spirit Airlines should supply infant passengers with edible masks fortified with vitamins and minerals, so that the infants will be able to wear their masks and satisfy both their hunger and nutritional needs while flying. Spirit must also make certain that the strings that go around the ears are also edible. This will solve all the problems.

  • Sara says:

    If this ever happened to our family, my husband would deplane with the 2 year old and meet us in New York.

  • janet adele wood says:

    stay home.

  • Simcha says:

    I am going to be a bit of a contrarian here.

    First of all the stewardess says in the video that she had already spoken to them about non-compliance. So it seems that this was not the first time she had spoken to them.

    But the really kicker for me is the fact that the father drops his mask every time he opens his mouth to talk to the stewardess.

    That tells me that they probably weren’t too careful.

    There is no smoking gun here. Anybody can put on a mask when the stewardess comes over.