JetBlue TrueBlue - Jet Blue and/or TSA remove 18 month old from flight for being on the No Fly List
Out of my Element
May 11, 12, 10:27 am
Ultimately, Jet Blue called it a "computer glitch (http://www.wpbf.com/news/south-florida/Baby-18-months-old-ordered-off-plane-at-Fort-Lauderdale-airport/-/8788880/13038550/-/view/print/-/hu47nv/-/index.html)", which makes sense, because obviously no human being could have possibly been involved in this as they would have instantly realized it was a mistake.
May 11, 12, 4:52 pm
Not much to go on with this case. The family refuses to disclose their real name and only identifies the kid as Riyanna.
On the face of it I am less likely to think this is an instance of computer glitch and more likely an instance where the kid has the same or similar name as what's on the no fly list.
It really bugs me that the parents can get away with running to the media and only telling 1/2 the story but still saying Jetblue is bad for putting themselves through this instance. A lesson learned for the parents is to not name their children with common names that could be put on the nofly list. I have a 22 month old at home and this was very easy to accomplish (comming up with a unique name).
May 11, 12, 6:01 pm
all right, I'll go there. but credit to airliners.net where i saw it first..
the baby had dropped "bombs" in her diapers so the TSA had to investigate. gosh those pampers these days.
May 11, 12, 8:01 pm
Already discussed the existing thread.
May 13, 12, 5:45 pm
The child's parents told ABC affiliate WPBF they believe they were targeted because they are of Middle Eastern descent and the mother wears a hijab.
The family was cleared to re-board. But they declined, saying they were too embarrassed.
Wouldn't rule out a bad-faith scenario.
TSA says it never flagged the girl. And the family was already on board, so any computer flag should have been dealt with.
The Associated Press reported that the family planned not to sue the airline.