Spirit Airlines is defending its decision to de-board an entire flight after it says a family refused to wear masks

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Spirit Airlines is defending its decision to de-board an entire flight after it says a family refused to wear masks

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Spirit Airlines is defending its decision to de-board an entire flight after it says a family refused to wear masks
Katie Canales
April 5, 2021

Spirit Airlines is defending its decision to deplane a flight over what it said was one family's mask violations.

The Monday fight from Orlando, Florida, to Atlantic City, New Jersey, was ultimately delayed more than two hours after passengers were deplaned and the family was allowed to reboard the flight.

A video from a portion of the incident was posted on Twitter, but the full event remains unclear. In one widely shared video, a father, a pregnant mother, and their two children are seen being told to exit the plane. In the video, the mother and father are both wearing masks, though the father is seen removing his at some points to speak with the flight attendant.

One of their children is sitting on the mother's lap, not wearing a mask, and eating.

"I told you, noncompliance - you'll have to get off. I didn't want to do this," a flight attendant, who appears to be a different person from the one who originally confronted the family, is heard saying in the video posted by Disclose.TV.

The flight attendant later points to the child on the woman's lap when asked by both parents who isn't complying.

In the video, the flight attendant tells the family to leave the aircraft, saying "I'll have to deplane the aircraft and call the police" if they do not comply.

The video was shared widely, with many on social media expressing anger over the family's removal from the airplane. Some said it appeared the family was removed because of the young child's failure to wear a mask. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz shared the video on Twitter with the caption, "This is lunacy."
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