Family escorted off flight, says airline called them 'animals'
Another airline is being accused of ruining a family vacation.
Keren Kimchy was traveling with her family of five adults and four children all 4 and under from New York to the Dominican Republic via JetBlue.
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She says a flight attendant approached her brother in law as he was putting his bags in the overhead bin and asked him, quote, "with an attitude" to take his seat so other passengers could go through.
When he asked if he could finish putting his bags away, Keren explains in a Facebook post, quote, "Immediately, she started shouting very loudly 'this is my plane, this is my show, are we going to have a problem, if so I could move you to the next flight with no problem!' And she went about her business."
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But then she reportedly came back after the whole family was seated and had him escorted off the plane. Shortly after that Keren alleges that uniformed police officers escorted the rest of the family.
And to add insult to injury, Keren says a flight attendant got on the loudspeaker as they were exiting and called the family "animals." No one would tell them why they were being taken off the plane.
ABC News reached out to JetBlue regarding Keren's story and it gave this statement: "The decision to remove someone from a flight is never taken lightly and happens only if it is clear that the customer poses a risk to the safe and comfortable operation of the flight."
No word on if the airline is investigating Keren's claims.
Keren posted a complaint on her Facebook page:
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