Westjet Cancelled An Entire Flight Because A 19-Month Old Child Couldn’t Wear A Face Mask!


The Canadian airline Westjet has been accused of cancelling an entire flight and threatening a family with arrest because their 19-month old baby was unable to wear a face mask. Westjet recently introduced a “zero tolerance” policy to back up mandatory face mask rules but both the airline and Transport Canada exempt children under the age of two from wearing a face covering.

Choudhry says they successfully put a face mask on their older 3-year old child but struggled with the 19-month old who started to scream and cry. The family say they had never attempted to put a mask on a child so little and it was a natural reaction for their baby to panic.

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