Angry Face Momma Bear Threatens Airline With Lawsuit When Her Son Is Late For His Flight, Mainstream Media Goes Full Shame Game Without Fact Checking
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Oh man, are we living in the age of lawsuits. I think a lot of this stems from the fact that no one likes to take responsibility for their actions. Made a boo-boo? Just sue!
Airlines get a lot of shit nowadays and sometimes they deserve it, but there are exceptions. For example, if you’re late to your own flight don’t expect to board. It doesn’t matter your age, what you paid, or how special-wecial you are.
On Monday 11 year old Mason Bruns was flying from Chicago O’Hare to Logan. He was brought to the airport by an “adult family friend” and was denied access to the plane. According to his family he arrived 15 minutes before the departure time and was denied boarding.
I love how the media has tried to sensationalize this story as much as humanely possible.
Helpless 11 year old boy stranded at the airport after his parents paid $100 more for him to fly! Oh my!
No. The eleven year old boy, who was in the airport with a familiar adult, was refunded the money from the airline and given alternative options to fly with that airline the next day. He chose another airline and got home safe that same night. Also, every unaccompanied minor pays $100 because they’re assigned a flight attendant to monitor them and they get snacks.
The parents are already threatening legal action and according to Mad Dad they have retained an attorney. PLEASE make it less obvious that you’re looking for a payday.
The mom, Nicole Bruns, has been talking a mean Facebook game about how it’s all the airline’s fault, and her precious baby was stranded on his birthday.
Her main point of evidence to basically every comment is this computer screen grab that says to be there by 12:19 and her kid arrived at 12:18. Take her word for it, a minute to spare! And unicorns are real.
Here’s thing thing, Lawsuit Sally, Spirit’s guidelines for Unaccompanied Minors says an hour to the GATE not the TICKET COUNTER.
See that second bullet point? Yep, the same one that EVERY news media outlet conveniently missed. It says 60 MINUTES early to the G-A-T-E.
O’Hare isn’t a busy airport and it’s completely logical that you’ll go through the ticket counter, security, baggage check, and filling out all necessary Unaccompanied Minor paperwork in 1 minute. You know, to make that 60 minutes to the gate deadline because you showed up at 12:18 for a 1:19 flight.
But wait, there’s more! According to Momma Bear the flight left 11 minutes early.
An airline that leaves EARLY? I’d take one that leaves on time. I think everyone with brain function can agree here, planes don’t leave early. The end.
It seems a lot of people aren’t really feeling the rage like Mom and Pop Lawsuit.
I get it, he’s your kid and it’s scary as hell not being present to handle the situation in person. But if I were these parents I’d be pissed at the “family friend” that didn’t get the kid there with adequate time. He or she fucked up. The kid is fine, so we could chalk it up to a mistake and call it a day. Except when you’re the type of person who can sniff out a good payday like a truffle pig.
Honestly, and I’m the parent whose kid comes home from daycare with a scratch and is ready to go full Samurai. BUT then you take a deep breath, think LOGICALLY, and put the katana down.
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