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Friday, October 30, 2009

Screaming toddler booted off plane 

In a decision that must have warmed the hearts of frequent fliers everywhere, Southwest Airlines flight 637 from Amarillo, Texas to San Jose, California returned to the gate and deplaned a screaming two-year old named Adam Root and his mom, Pam. The cabin crew after listening to endless top of the lungs screams and crying during boarding "Go! Plane! Go!" and "I want Daddy!" decided it was a no-go. Southwest admits this is very, very rare and only happens in extreme circumstances. It is investigating. The San Jose Mercury News notes that his mother had a hare-brained scheme to keep the kid quiet which included not feeding him until the flight was airborne. It didn't work and when Ms. Root and son re-booked and boarded another flight home the next day she admitted, "she chose a 5 p.m. departure and fed Adam well before takeoff." The Mercury News reported that he behaved, "beautifully."

Read the whole story here.


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