Father, daughter get kicked out of flight because she was afraid of flying

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Problems began when the toddler wanted to sit on her father’s lap instead of her own seat because she was afraid to fly.


A father and her toddler daughter were forced out of a Southwest Airlines flight as the young girl was scared to fly.

The flight was heading from Chicago to Atlanta on Wednesday when the girl insisted on sitting on her father’s lap. The incident has been caught on camera by a fellow passenger, Alexis Armstrong.

Armstrong said problems began when the toddler wanted to sit on her father’s lap instead of her own seat because she was afraid to fly.

“Flight attendant in red’ came over and told the family that the girl ‘needs to calm down and sit or will be escorted off,” Armstrong told WGN.

“The man calms the child, gets her popcorn, sets her up,” she added. She shared the video of the incident on the Facebook and has been viewed by 500,000 people so far.

“They kicked a man off the plane with his two-year-old daughter because she was afraid and not sitting in her own seat,” she wrote on her Facebook.

“He asked the lady for a minute to calm her down she walked away and called people to remove him. The baby was already calm by now and sitting in her own seat. Captain then came over intercom to say we will be going back to the gate to handle a customer service issue,” she adds.

” They then told me stop filming and this issue did not involve me, and that me and another woman who spoke up will be the next off the plane. The flight attendant then came to tell me be quiet stop talking (to the person next to me ) no one around me wants to hear about the situation.”

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