Southwest Plane Returns To Gate After 2-Year-Old Removes Mask

Southwest Plane Returns To Gate After 2-Year-Old Removes Mask


A mother and her 2-year-old child were reportedly escorted off of a Southwest Airlines flight Saturday because the child removed his mask to eat a snack.

Jodi Degyansky, 34, told USA Today that she was flying from Fort Myers, Florida, to Chicago with her son, Hayes Jarboe, when the child took off his mask to eat some snacks before takeoff. The flight attendant told her that her son needed to have his mask on, she said, although he was eating.

The plane, which had already left the gate, returned to the gate so that she and her son could be escorted off, she said according to the report. When the plane arrived back at the gate, her son had already put his mask back on, and Degyansky argued with airline staff, who did not listen to her. (RELATED: ‘Rapid Escalation’ Of Fight Over Toddler Not Wearing Face Mask Forces Canadian Airline To Cancel Flight)

A woman traveling from Fort Myers, Florida, to Chicago said she was escorted off her Southwest Airlines flight on Saturday because her 2-year-old son was snacking prior to takeoff and wasn’t wearing his mask. https://t.co/ujjdZsLv1q

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