Southwest reportedly kicks family off flight over fears boy, 3, would remove mask

Southwest reportedly kicks family off flight over fears boy, 3, would remove mask
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[Ed. – The odds of children carrying the infection were evidently not factored in to the FAA’s requirement that all passengers ages two and older wear a mask.]

A Northglenn [Colo.] family is furious after they say they were booted from a Southwest Airlines flight over fears their 3-year-old son wouldn’t wear his mask.

… [T]he Scott family’s son, Orion, has sensory processing disorder and his parents feared he would have trouble wearing his mask throughout the flight.

That’s why Orion’s mother, Caroline Scott, says they alerted Southwest Airlines about their son’s disability, even providing a note from his doctor and an occupational therapist.

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The family boarded the plane Friday for their flight for Fort Lauderdale. They say Orion had his mask on and was buckled up when suddenly a Southwest employee approached them and ordered them off the plane at the request of the captain.

“She said you have to get off the plane. The captain doesn’t feel comfortable with your family on it,” she said.

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