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United Airlines Ejects Family From Flight After Two-Year-Old Refuses To Wear Mask

United Airlines Ejects Family From Flight After Two-Year-Old Refuses To Wear Mask

The airline has a strict policy about face masks and when the family didn't 'comply' they were asked to leave.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

A family in the US were ejected from a United Airlines flight after their two-year-old daughter refused to wear a face mask.

The airline has a strict policy that requires passengers to don a face covering to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and it applies to people of all ages.

However, Eliz Orban and her husband found it difficult to get their daughter to wear one before their flight from Denver to Newark left the tarmac.

Orban's husband tried to convince the two-year-old to put the face mask on, however she became very emotional and didn't want to cooperate. He told a flight attendant that he was willing to cover her mouth during the flight but that did not meet the to the airline's Covid-19 requirements.

As a result, they were kicked off the flight.

Orban recorded the whole ordeal and posted it to her social media accounts, where their story quickly went viral.

She told Fox News: "We are premier members with United, so we've flown many times. Even during the pandemic we've flown with our two-year-old."

Fox News

Orban continued: "We've just flown two months ago because all of our family lives on the East Coast, so this is the only way for them to see their granddaughter, and this time was just extremely different.

"We felt like we got no warning, no working with us, no asking questions, nothing to help in the situation. It was just like, 'Oh, well your 2-year-old is not complying, you guys are off the plane.'"

She initially claimed United had banned them from flying for life, however the airline told the news outlet that isn't the case.

Orban added that this incident has left her worried for the future, telling Fox News: "I just have to say the past year has just been a huge PTSD for us and very, very scary with everything going on."

In a statement, a company spokesperson told LADbible: "The health and safety of our employees and customers is our highest priority, which is why we have a multi-layered set of policies, including mandating that everyone on board 2 and older wears a mask.

"These procedures are not only backed by guidance from the CDC [The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] and our partners at the Cleveland Clinic, but they're also consistent across every major airline."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: United Airlines, US News, travel