Flight Attendant Tells Father His Kids Will Go To Foster Care If He Doesn't Get Off The Plane Even Though They All Paid For Tickets

KTLA - An Orange County family says they were recently kicked off a Los Angeles bound Delta Air Lines flight after they were asked to give up a seat they purchased for their 2-year-old son.

Huntington Beach resident Brian Schear, who posted video of the April 23 incident on YouTube Wednesday, said he was on the flight leaving Maui with his wife and two children, ages 1 and 2, when they were approached by officials and asked to give up a seat he purchased for his older son.

In the eight-minute video, Schear is told that if he does not give up the seat he will be removed from the plane.

Another person tells Schear that being removed from the flight would be a federal offense and “you and your wife will be in jail.”

Schear explains that he purchased the extra seat so there would be room for his child’s car seat and so his son could sleep without disturbing other passengers.

An employee then tells Schear “with him being 2 he cannot sit in a car seat” and needs to be in an adults arms the whole time.

The airline’s website however actually recommends purchasing a seat for that purpose.

“We want you and your children to have the safest, most comfortable flight possible, for kids under the age of two, we recommend you purchase a seat on the aircraft and use an approved child safety seat,” the website states.


I’m getting ADDICTED to these plane videos. Absolutely addicted. Because somehow, some way, flight attendants have decided they are the second coming and all laws and rules go through them. I have never seen power trips quite like flight attendants, and they are absolutely hilarious. Because they know planes are such sensitive locations that passengers can’t really fight them. If you talk back to a flight attendant they boot your ass off the plane so fast, and you end up sleeping behind an Auntie Annes while the night crew polishes the floor with some chemicals 3 inches from your face.

Which leads up to this Delta flight attendant. Leading with “You and your wife will be in jail and your kids will be in foster care” is STRONG. She really though that would be the line that rattled that man. Some bitch who serves peanuts for a living really though she could threaten him with jail time. Hilarious. And why? Because she oversold the flight, of course. Doesn’t matter that he paid for tickets for his entire family, they wanted the baby to be held the entire time so they could squeeze one more person onto the plane.

The dad in this situation did a great job of staying calm. It’s midnight, he has two children with him, and some lady who thinks her job actually matters is trying to lecture him when she’s the one who fucked up. Unfortunately for her, he understands a little thing called “logic” and “common sense”.

What I don’t really get is why the flight attendant cares. The plane is packed. Every seat was sold. Why do they care about the standby people? That’s why it’s standby- in case a passenger doesn’t show up or cancels. Otherwise, fuck ‘em. Why should people who paid for a ticket on the flight have to get off so people who dragged their feet and showed up late can hop on at the last second? And why does the flight attendant give a fuck? Make standby folk sleep on the floor, don’t hold up an entire plane because some idiot at Delta sold extra tickets.

At the end of the day, it seems airlines really need to just figure it the fuck out. I don’t know why all of a sudden tapes are coming out every day with another shitty airline employee doing something else stupid, but they need to include something in the training video like “hey, employees, when you have a chance to use your brain or do something that will cost us millions of dollars in bad publicity, do the former, not the latter”.

PS: Also funny that Delta was tap dancing on United’s grave after the whole leggings fiasco:


My oh my, how the tables have turned. Delta got a little cocky, but seems like they forgot all airlines are run by incompetent asshole, including their own.