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5.04.2017

No Violence But This Is A Little Crazy



If I understand this right, the guy is with his family and had purchased a ticket for his son. But then they decide to send the son on an earlier flight in order to free up the seat so they could put a car seat in it for their two year old.  (Some people just hold an infant in their laps.)  But Delta had overbooked the flight, and wanted to use that seat for someone else.  The guy says no because he paid for the seat.

It gets weird because the flight attendants say everything from (paraphrasing) "the two year old can't be in the seat because the seat must match the passenger manifest" to "you aren't allowed to have a two year old in a car seat."

So how did this get resolved? Give the family the option to just hold the two year old? Nope.  Delta kicked the whole family off the plane. And we have the extra bonus of, " “You and your wife will be in jail and your kids will be in foster care” along the way if they didn't comply.

Story.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

So do they have the right to ask to see the manifest to confirm the "overbooking?" bc if so I would totally be all over that,(legitimately asking bc I do not know). Is it like a "HIPAA" violation for airlines?
These airlines are getting ridiculous! Why should he have to give up his seat which he paid for to someone else and not get reimbursed if they chose to remain on the flight? Basically the airline is getting paid twice for the same seat and the "owner" of that seat is getting screwed.

Anonymous said...

I thought holding infants in seats had gone away. All ages required to be in a seat--I think so. As for handling the situation--yuck.

Anonymous said...

The older kid got what he paid for on the earlier flight. He was no longer entitled to his seat on the second flight. How did the airline screw anyone? Airline in the right on this one.

Out Rage

Anonymous said...

My first musings were based on BG's description. After watching the video, the guy says he bought a ticket for the older kid. I'd be curious to know if he did or if the kid simply was put on the earlier flight. Even if Dad did pony up for the ticket on the earlier flight, airline only had no legal obligation to let baby have the seat. The contract was for older kid's butt to be in the seat.

Out Rage

Anonymous said...

Airline did nothing wrong.

Anonymous said...

After watching the video, it is clear. The man states he purchased an additional ticket on an earlier flight for his other son, misguidedly thinking, that would open up the seat for his 2 year old. However, I am guessing that when no one checked in for that purchased seat, they re-sold it. This was an unfortunate case of misguided thinking on part of the passenger (since when does an airline not take the opportunity to profit twice on one seat?) followed by misguided handling of the situation by Delta. Poorly done Delta. Hope they make it right! I do think the couple handled the situation with far more grace and composure than many would have!

Paul Belew said...

They would still have me on a no bond hold at the pokey

Anonymous said...

WHOA! Fox 4 news just showed an interview with a guy who, AFTER the gunman at that Arlington bar had been shot down by the customer with a gun, noticed the gunman was still alive laying there, and this third individual told Fox 4 he
grabbed a heavy object and beat the gunman to death to "finish him off" What? Hello criminal charges, right?

Anonymous said...

As much as airlines are hated right now, I don't think they can be held accountable when some half-wit passenger tells another passenger they will go to jail and lose their kids.

Anonymous said...

Is it legal for a person to walk over to a man that's been shot by someone else and lying still on the floor and no danger to anybody any longer, notice he's alive, and then beat him with a blunt object to "finish him off"? Unbelievably, nobody is reporting that the guy who admitted to a Fox Reporter that he did this is in any trouble. How can that be? You can't do that, right?

Anonymous said...

The downside of airline mergers. Delta killed Northwest's great service.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the airline. The person assigned to the seat didn't show up, so they sold it. It stinks for the family, but I think the airline was within its rights.

Anonymous said...

A CRS (child restraint system) is a hard-backed child safety seat that is approved by the government for use in both motor vehicles and AIRCRAFT. Make sure your CRS is government approved and has "This restraint is certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft" printed on it. Otherwise, you may be asked to check the CRS as baggage. (straight from the FAA)

Also from the FAA . . . . "a child under the age of two does not require a seat" (interpretation - Mommy or Daddy has to hold them)

Anonymous said...

Fly cheap, die cheap.

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