A family returning from a trip said it cost them $2,000 when they were removed from their flight to Boston due to their two year old daughter's tantrum. The family was forced to spend the night in a hotel and book a new flight.
Colette Vieau said she and her husband were on a plane preparing for takeoff last month with daughters Natalie, 2, and Cecilia, 3, when the younger girl threw a tantrum and refused to sit down.
"We were holding them down with all of our might, seat belt on and I said, 'We have them seated. Can we go now?' The flight attendant said the pilot made a decision to turn the plane around," Vieau said.
"We did what we were asked to do. We weren't belligerent, drunk, angry or screaming. We were just having a hard time struggling with our children," Vieau said.
The airline released a statement saying the flight "had customers that did not comply with crew member instructions for a prolonged time period. The captain elected to remove the customers involved for the safety of all customers and crew members on board."
So here’s where you come in. Obviously we weren’t there in person, but can’t you see that happening? Personally, I feel for the parents in this case and think the pilot might have over-reacted. How long can a two year old keep a tantrum going? What do you think? Join the conversation below.