A family of five claim JetBlue threw them off the plane leaving them stranded without an alternative flight or luggage. Tamir Raanan and Mandy Ifrah said her youngest daughter, who was seated on her lap, began to kick the seat in front of her. The entire aircraft was evacuated when Ifrah’s family was asked to leave. Police were also present at the gate and tried to calm down the couple while confirming they will not make the flight. While the deputies escorted the family to baggage claim to search for their bags, the other passengers were allowed back onto the plane.
JetBlue released the following statement:
“After a verbal altercation that included physical threats and profanities against a nearby customer, the aircraft door was reopened and our airports team politely asked the customers to step off to discuss the situation. The customers refused repeated requests and our crewmembers deplaned the entire aircraft. Law enforcement escorted them out of the gate area and we provided a refund.”