Another week, another airplane nightmare story...
A New Jersey family was recently kicked off a JetBlue flight over a birthday cake they brought onto the plane.
ABC 7 reports that Minta and Cameron Burke and their two young children were boarding a flight from New York City to Las Vegas on May 3 when a flight attendant asked them to move their cake from the overhead bin. However, after Cameron moved the cake under his seat, a second crew member confronted the first flight attendant.
He claims he approached them during their disagreement to see what was going on, but was told he was out of line. "I had approached them, and I said everything was fine, and she said, 'Sir, this does not involve you,’” Cameron recalls of the incident. “When she told me I had been noncompliant, then I said, 'Ma'am, had you been drinking?' because her behavior was not normal."
It was at that point that airline police were brought on board to remove the family.
JetBlue has released a statement about the family’s removal, claiming, "[The customer] refused multiple requests from the crew to remove items...became agitated, cursed and yelled at the crew, and made false accusations about a crew member's fitness to fly."
Here I am wondering how they got the birthday cake past security...