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September 19, 2021

Family Escorted off Flight Because Mom Took a Mask off Her Asthmatic Toddler

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Police officers escorted Amanda Pendarvis' family after an American Airlines flight attendant had the aircraft turned around due to her hyperventilating two-year-old's improperly worn mask.

There have been countless cases of anti-maskers in America's public transportation, but some of those who fail to comply with regulations have valid reasons.

Amanda Pendarvis, mom to two-year-old Way, is among those who had a legitimate excuse for her son's improperly worn mask.

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According to Pendarvis' post, her family was escorted out of a plane after a flight attendant asked to turn the aircraft around to kick them out. She wrote:

"He had the plane turned around and had us escorted off to be met by police officers: Why? Wait for it… because my 2 year old was not properly wearing a mask."

Way, an asthmatic toddler hyperventilating on the airplane, was not excused or even assisted by the attendant.

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While he saw that the family did not refuse to mask the boy and was trying to keep his mask on, the flight attendant still kicked them out and announced it. Pendarvis narrated:

"He got on the intercom to say to the entire plane, 'I'm sorry for the delay but we are dealing with a non-compliant traveler.'"

Pendarvis also claimed that she showed the flight attendant her son's negative COVID-19 test, hoping that he would be more understanding.

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As shared by her friend on Twitter, the mom's post was accompanied by photos of Way being treated for asthma while on the plane.

A similar situation recently happened when a rude flight attendant asked a mom to glue the face mask on her toddler's face as she refused to wear it.

American Airlines spokesperson Andrew W. Trull said, "Initial reports indicate the party refused to comply with crew members instructions to remain seated and wear a face mask securely over their nose and mouth."

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He added that the family was rebooked on the next flight to Colorado Springs. Also, all passengers above the age of two are mandated to wear a mask throughout the flight.

However, exemptions can be made as long as it is requested at least 72 hours before departure and a negative COVID-19 test is provided. 

A similar situation recently happened when a rude flight attendant asked a mom to glue the face mask on her toddler's face as she refused to wear it.

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Ali Cleek shared the details of her experience flying with Southwest Airlines and had the support of many social media users. Sadly, her account is only one of many.

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