An American Airlines flight attendant allegedly called the police and had a two-year-old boy, his mother, and his grandmother removed from a flight on Monday because the toddler would not keep a face mask on while he was having an asthma attack.
The mother, Amanda Pendarvis, said in a Facebook post that she was doing her best to comply with the airline’s COVID rules, but her son Waylon started “literally hyperventilating” when she tried to cover his mouth and nose up with the face covering. She said she told the unsympathetic flight attendant “Carl” that Waylon had been tested for COVID only the day before and that the results were negative. Pendarvis said that the flight attendant told the pilot that they had a “non-compliant passenger,” and had the family thrown off the plane.
Pendarvis described the ordeal on American Airlines Flight 1284 as the “most humiliating/traumatizing experience,” because of the actions of Carl, the “truly evil, power-tripping” flight attendant.