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It's JetBlue's Turn To Be The Worst Airline Of The Week - Kicks Family Off Of Plane For Bringing "Security Risk" Onboard (Cake. It Was A Birthday Cake).

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (WABC)There were tears and confusion on board a JetBlue flight at Kennedy Airport. A family from New Jersey says they were kicked off the flight to Las Vegas over a birthday cake they brought onto the plane, but the airline is telling a much different story about what happened.

It was a surprise trip last week for Burke, booked by her husband, Cameron. The Jersey City family says there was another surprise that came with the flight – and it wasn’t the kind you celebrate.

The violation that JetBlue claimed caused a security risk? A birthday cake, initially stored in the overhead bin. A flight attendant told Cameron he had to move it. He moved the cake, and placed it under the seat. They say the situation escalated when a second flight attendant confronted the first flight attendant, and whatever was going on between them, he says, wasn’t pretty.

“You know, you could see the gestures – then she was pointing to her, did you tell him he couldn’t put anything in the overhead compartment? I had approached them, and I said everything was fine, and she said, ‘sir, this does not involve you. When she told me I had been non-compliant, then I said ‘ma’am, had you been drinking?’ because her behavior was not normal,” Cameron says.

Eventually police at JFK Airport were brought on board. Then, an announcement was made saying everyone had to get off. Passengers were clearly seen taking the Burke family’s side.

JetBlue, you’re up!  Spirit is so yesterday.  United is out of sight out of mind.  Did Delta do anything?  Can’t even remember at this point.  All I know is it’s JetBlue in today’s public spotlight as Worst Airline Ever and oh boy did they hit the jackpot here.  You thought dragging some middle aged Asian man down the aisle and giving him a bloody lip drew some public sympathy?  Well how about taking away the birthday from a fucking cute ass 8 year old boy? A birthday cake!  Making him cry his little eyes out then booting his family off the flight.

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The face that will haunt the JetBlue PR team’s dreams for months on end.

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Shout out flight attendants for being so alert.  Frosting and sprinkles are the new WMDs.

JetBlue released a statement saying, “(The customer) refused multiple requests from the crew to remove the items… became agitated, cursed and yelled at the crew, and made false accusations about a crewmember’s fitness to fly.”

“The passengers were very understanding. They knew that this was a strange situation,” Cameron says.

“It’s just crazy. I’m surprised. I’m surprised. I thought highly of JetBlue before,” adds Minta.

Cameron says he never cursed or raised his voice. He says at no point was his family told why they were being kicked off the plane. In fact, they were immediately refunded at the terminal, no questions asked, so they say it all doesn’t seem to add up.

It’s the Airline Apocalypse, nobody is safe.


You can pinpoint the EXACT moment this family sealed their fate:

When she told me I had been non-compliant, then I said ‘ma’am, had you been drinking?’ because her behavior was not normal,” Cameron says.

Oooooo buddy.