Walk off the Earth’s Sarah Blackwood boarded a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Vancouver, only to be kicked off for her “crying fussy baby.”
In a recent interview with Today’s Parent, she shared her experience with flight attendants on what she calls a long travel day.
A couple different flight attendants approached me and told me that I needed to control my child. They told me that if I couldn’t control my child then they’d have to turn the plane around. I was holding my kid in my lap and told her not to worry and that my child would go to sleep. As we were taxiing the plane, it came to a stop. The pilot said we needed to refuel, which I found strange. Then the plane turned around and they asked me to exit the plane. By that point, my son was already asleep in my lap.
She later tweeted:
@united absolutely disgusting that you would turn a plane around because of a crying fussy baby.
— Sarah Blackwood (@SarahBlackwood1) May 27, 2015
Fans responded quickly, jumping to Blackwood’s defence:
— andie (@andiegoulding) May 28, 2015
She also said that United Airlines offered no apology:
“An apology would be accurate and justified. I travel for a living. My band spends thousands of dollars moving around and travelling. We were treated unfairly and it needed to get out there. Now people will know the story.”
Check out the full interview here.