American Airlines responded Thursday after a video went viral of an asthmatic maskless toddler who reportedly was kicked off a plane for not wearing a mask.
Amanda Pendarvis shared the video on her Instagram Stories of what she said happened after she boarded AA Flight 1284 in Dallas-Fort Worth with her 2-year-old son, Waylon and her mother when her son had an asthma attack and wasn’t wearing a mask. The airline told Marketwatch the flight was returned to the gate and Pendarvis deplaned. (RELATED: American Airlines To Begin Filling Planes To Capacity July 1)
The statement said Pendarvis refused to “comply with crew member instructions to remain seated while on an active taxiway and to wear face coverings securely over their nose and mouth.” The family was rebooked for another flight, and no fees were associated with the rebooking, the airline added.