JetBlue ruined a New Jersey family’s plans for a Sin City birthday bash by booting them off a Nevada-bound flight — over a buttercream cake.
The cake was included as part of their carry-on luggage and they put it in an overhead bin on the plane.
The husband said, “A flight attendant nicely asked me to remove the cake from that compartment, so I moved it to another one. She then asked me to move it to underneath the seat in front of me, I did.”
Another flight attendant came by to berate her colleague, and then she started in on the couple. The husband said, “She said I was being non-compliant. I said, ‘Miss, have you been drinking?’ Because her behavior was irrational and she stormed off.”
Another airline employee approached Burke and asked him to leave the flight, along with his family. He refused, pulled out his cell phone and started recording. Two police officers were called to the plane. They did a quick investigation and said the husband did nothing wrong. JetBlue reps then asked everyone on the full flight to exit in order to get the family off. The family’s tickets and reward points were refunded.
JetBlue insists the family was at fault for “refusing several requests to move the dessert and making false accusations about a crew member's fitness to fly.” The family intends to file a lawsuit against JetBlue. **According to another report, the family allegedly cursed at the flight crew and refused to remove said birthday cake from an overhead bin filled with emergency equipment.