Southwest Plane Returned to Gate to Boot Off Mom and Son After 2-Year-Old Removed Mask to Snack

Southwest Plane Returned to Gate to Boot Off Mom and Son After 2-Year-Old Removed Mask to Snack


A Southwest plane returned to its gate on Saturday to boot off a mom and her son after the two-year-old took off his mask to have a snack.

Jodi Degyansky, flying from Fort Myers, Florida, to Chicago, boarded the plane with her 2-year-old son on Saturday but was surprised to see that the flight attendants were “much stricter” than those she interacted with on her previous flight.

Her son, Hayes Jarboe, took his mask off after they boarded the plane to eat a snack, but a flight attendant repeatedly warned he needed to have his mask on. According to the News-Press, the plane had already departed the gate but turned around to boot both Degyansky and her son off the aircraft.

“Degyansky said a flight attendant told her that parents were using snacks and chips as an excuse to not put masks on their toddlers,” the News-Press reported, adding the mother “argued with

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