Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Baby Kicked Off Plane for Saying 'Bye Bye, Plane

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    21

    Post imported post

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,289119,00.html

    ATLANTA— The mother of a 19-month-old boy says she and her son were kicked off a plane after she refused a stewardess' request to medicate her son to keep him from talking.

    Kate Penland, who lives in Gwinnett County in suburban Atlanta, said she and her son, Garren, had boarded theContinental Express plane last month after an 11-hour delay in Houston on an Atlanta-Oklahoma flight.

    Garren kept saying, "Bye bye, plane," Penland recalled. And she said the stewardess objected.

    "At the end of her speech, she leaned over the gentleman beside me and said, 'It's not funny anymore. You need to shut your baby up,"' Penland told WSB-TV in Atlanta.

    When Penland asked the woman if she was kidding, she said the stewardess replied, "You know, it's called baby Benadryl."

    "And I said, 'Well, I'm not going to drug my child so you have a pleasant flight,"' Penland told the TV station.

    Penland said other passengers began speaking up on her behalf, and the flight attendant announced they were turning around and that Penland and Garren were going to be taken off the plane.

    "I was crying, I was upset and I was thinking, 'What am I going to do? I don't have anything with me, I don't have anymore diapers for the baby, no juice, no milk," Penland said.

    The young mother said she later learned the flight attendant told the pilot that she had threatened her. Penland said that never happened.

    Express Jet Airlines released a statement saying, "We received Ms. Penland's letter expressing her concerns and intend to investigate its contents." Express Jet did not immediately return a call Thursday from The Associated Press.

    A fellow passenger told WSB none of the other passengers had problems with Garren and that Penland never threatened the flight attendant.


    End of Article

    Sections inbold letters have been added by me.



  2. #2
    State Researcher dng's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    , , USA
    Posts
    1,290

    Post imported post

    Interesting story, but it is a little off the gun topic, unless I am missing something....

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    , ,
    Posts
    21

    Post imported post

    Ohh, for some reason I didnt realize that it had nothing to do with guns , its just that I post on several forums and sometimes I dont even know which one im at. If anyone wants to delete it go ahead.

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
    Posts
    3,806

    Post imported post

    Why did this woman have no supplies for her baby?

    No food, no drink, and no diapers?

    I mean, I know you can't take most liquids on a plane, but don't they usually make exceptions for sealed babyfoods?
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Centreville, Virginia, USA
    Posts
    1,761

    Post imported post

    I'll let you know if I ever get around to flying again....

  6. #6
    Founder's Club Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    No longer in Alexandria, Egypt
    Posts
    2,798

    Post imported post

    If the baby had a gun it would have been different, but I gotta close this one.

    Good story, though.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •