A family traveling to Orlando this week had to make other plans after their son was taken off the plane by airline staff for throwing a tantrum that delayed departure from Houston. The boy, aged 20 months, had been screaming for ice cream and had been given a cellphone to pacify him. When a flight attendant asked the parents to turn the device off, the toddler refused to end his “Words with Friends” game.
“Given the fact that the boy was rolling over the arm rests, we assumed he was over the lap child age,” said a flight attendant, who asked not to be named. “I don’t think he needed that ice cream he demanded either,” added a passenger seated next to the family. “It’s time for the parents to buy him his own seat, maybe two.”
The family was removed from the flight as a safely precaution, and given a voucher for an airport ice cream shop.
[Photo via Flickr user Mykl Roventine.]