We’ve all been there.
A fussy toddler, a crying baby, an annoying kid who insists on kicking the back of your seat.
It’s become almost part of the modern-day travel experience.
But when are these everyday — and, for the most part, tolerable — too much for the cramped, claustrophobic space called the cabin?
Well, two weeks ago a toddler who threw a tantrum before takeoff and refused to sit down and put on her seatbelt on a JetBlue flight in the Turks and Caicos was removed — with her family — from the flight.
This is what the airlines had to stay about its decision:
Flight 850 … had customers that did not comply with crewmember instructions for a prolonged time period. The captain elected to remove the customers involved for the safety of all customers and crewmembers on board.
The parents say they had finally, after a few minutes, gotten their 2-year-old daughter, Natalie, safely strapped into her seat. But they were still told to get off the plane. They had to stay an extra night in the Turks and Caicos and had to book a new flight to Boston — all of which cost them an estimated extra $2,000.
So here’s the question: do you think the airlines did the right thing in removing the family?
NBC’s “Today” asked its online users the same question, and 70 percent of respondents agreed with the airlines.
What about you?