Spirit Airlines changed the wording of a tweet saying that the New Jersey couple did not abide by their mask agreement because the video of their kick out during Monday’s flight appeared to show the flight attendant citing that the couple’s young children were not wearing masks on deck.
The low-cost airline initially stated that Ari and Avital Eisenberg of Toms River, New Jersey, refused to comply with federal regulations that require airline passengers to wear masks. After spending Passover in Florida, the couple were with their children-2 years old Rikki and 7 years old Daniel.
The initial aviation statement said: “We are aware of the misinformation on Spirit 1
The couple told Fox News in an exclusive interview that because Rikki did not abide by the airline’s mask policy, flight attendants kicked them off the plane, which requires passengers 2 years and older to wear masks. Avital Eisenberg, who is seven months pregnant, said that she also explained that her son often had seizures and that covering his mouth would induce seizures, and promised to do her best to ensure that he keeps covering it well. bedding.
An air hostess who was not a crew member who was the first to face-to-face with his family said: “I told you that it’s illegal-you have to get out of the car. I don’t want to do this.”
According to the video footage of the incident, Avital Eisenberg said: “We are wearing masks.”
The crew said: “She didn’t wear one.” The 2-year-old was sitting on his mother’s lap and eating yogurt. “The pilot wants you to get out of the car.”
In the videotape, the crew used maskless children as an example to describe the fmaily aircraft. The airline deleted a tweet from its original statement and posted a new word in which the word “adult” was omitted.
The sentence was rewritten as: “The flight was delayed due to compliance issues with the Federal Mask Directive.”
“I have nothing to say. It’s crazier. I know if I give others an attitude… but there is no one. We are about to take off,” Ali Eisenberg said in an exclusive Fox News interview on Monday. “Everything is fine. Suddenly someone came to us and asked us to retreat. We did comply with them and there was nothing to say. I kept asking us what we did not comply with, and there was nothing to say.”
Avital Eisenberg called this experience “traumatic” for her children.
She said: “My son missed his medication window. Thank God, he did not have seizures. He was sitting there in a soaked diaper because I couldn’t change him during the whole process.” “My daughter has never been able to change him.” It’s all crazy. It’s a terrible experience, let alone a person with special needs children.”
The company said that Spirit Airlines said it would stick to its initial statement to Fox News.
It was initially reported through several outlets that a male flight attendant who originally requested was reportedly prohibited from returning to the plane and was escorted off the plane by Orlando police. But Spirit Aviation told Fox News: “The claims that the police were involved or evacuated flight attendants are also unreasonable. Orlando police have publicly stated that although they are at the gate, they have not played an active role in this situation.”
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In the end, the family was allowed to re-board the ship and return home. The flight attendant who had been face to face with her family was not allowed to return to the plane, but was escorted off the plane by the Orlando police.