A 18-month-old child, who can’t even speak in full sentences yet, was escorted off a plane by officials because she was on a “no-fly” list. The tiny tot, Riyanna (great name!), was on her way with her parents from Fort Lauderdale when a JetBlue employee told them that they needed to get off the plane because the TSA needed to speak with them.
“I said ‘For what?” her mother told a local news station. ‘Well it’s not you or your husband. Your daughter was flagged as a no fly,” the agent told her. “We were put on display like a circus act because my wife wears a hijab,” Riyanna’s father said. The family was allowed to re-board the plane, but they declined.
“We notified and collaborated with TSA. TSA cleared the customers to travel on JetBlue,” the airline said, later adding that the crew members followed the proper protocols. ”We apologize to the family involved in this unfortunate circumstance.” [DailyNews]