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Mom: Family Booted Off of Flight Over Fears 3-Year-Old Might Take Off Mask

Added 05-09-21 03:45:03pm EST - “'She said, "You have to get off the plane. The captain doesn’t feel comfortable with your family on it,"' a mother told a Denver TV station.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Mom: Family Booted Off of Flight Over Fears 3-Year-Old Might Take Off Mask”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Bad news, America: If reports are correct, we’re going to have to flip the “Weeks Without a Story About an Airline Kicking a Family Off a Flight Because Their Young Child Wouldn’t Wear a Mask” workplace counter back to zero.

Not only that, this time it didn’t even have to do with a child who wasn’t wearing a mask. Instead, it was the fact that 3-year-old Orion Scott might not wear a mask.

According to a Tuesday report from KDVR-TV, Caroline Scott and her family were kicked off a Southwest Airlines plane at Denver International Airport on April 30 because her son Orion has sensory processing disorder and she feared he might not be able to keep his mask on for the entire flight.

“My son has sensory processing disorder, which means that sometimes he gets overwhelmed by different sensations, like touch texture,” she told CNN.

The Federal Aviation Administration requires masks for children 2 years old and up, as per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. However, those guidelines also exempt individuals “with a disability who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask.”

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