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Mother Sues Airline For Sending Her Son To The Wrong Place On The Wrong Plane

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Mother Sues Airline For Sending Her Son To The Wrong Place On The Wrong Plane

You may think that the most annoying scenario in modern travel would be for an airline to 'lose' your baggage. Well, you'd be wrong, there's something much worse. Picture the conversation you would have if an airline tried to explain how they lost your child.

An American airline is being sued by the mother of a child who was mistaken for another boy, sending them both in the wrong directions.

The mother of the boy, Maribel Martinez, was said to have paid an extra $100 to allow for her son to travel under the supervision of a cabin crew, Inside Edition reports.

A lawsuit has since been filed against JetBlue Airways. Martinez claims that she suffered "great emotional distress, extreme fear, horror, mental shock, mental anguish and psychological harm." There was me thinking that having kids caused all of those.

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Martinez's son was meant to walk through the arrivals gate at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York. Instead, his flight landed 215 miles away in Logan airport in Boston, Massachusetts.

As if the shit hadn't already hit the fan, the boy was then introduced to a complete stranger when he should have been reunited with his mother. The other boy, who was also allowed to board a wrong flight, was presented to Martinez and there's no prize for guessing how that went down.

I suggest that if you are going to trust an airline with your child on a flight, make sure they stand out. Just like the colourful baggage I see that comes through the belt on the other side, why not put a fluorescent strap around them or something? Safety first.

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Featured image credit: Home Alone 2/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Topics: Children, travel, airline

Hamish Kilburn
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