Rachel Star Davis, 34, of Portsmouth, posted on Instagram that while flying from Charlotte, NC to Manchester, NH, an flight attendant said the toddler needed a mask.
“I tried many times, begged him, bribed him, begged him, did everything I could when he cried, and when I grabbed him and tried to put on the mask, I felt my lowest inferiority as a mother,” she wrote on Instagram.
He said this was their fourth American Airlines flight this week and that his son had not been asked to wear a mask during previous flights.
According to the Portsmouth Herald, American Airlines states that all passengers over the age of two must wear a mask while flying, and that those who refuse to cover their face and nose may “refuse boarding and travel to the United States.” The airline did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
“Policies are enforced and approved face masks are available at key points throughout the customer’s journey,” said American Airlines spokeswoman Gianna Urgo. Paper. “We have approached the family to learn more about the family’s recent travel experiences and to address their concerns.”
Mom’s Instagram post had nearly 190,000 likes as of Monday night. Comments include users who supported Davis and others who said he should have known about the policy.
Davis said he had to apologize for how he was treated. Three days later he posted an update on his Instagram.
“I’m been processing everything ever since, and I did not expect to see how this would unfold in front of thousands of new people judging my every move. This is new territory for me, so thank you to those who have shown me mercy and compassion as we go,” he wrote.
Davis continued: “Although I realize that even this post I am writing now will be misunderstood by many, I would like to raise awareness of the real scenes that are happening on a daily basis now.”
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