A mum has disclosed how her family has kicked off a transatlantic flight about to take off from Heathrow airport, London because her two-year-old son was not wearing a mask.
Angela Artis, 31, and her husband, Darien, were traveling home to Charlotte in the US on a connecting flight from Greece when a flight attendant asked that the baby wear a mask.
The family had boarded American Airlines flight 733 on Sunday, October 17 after renewing their wedding vows in Santorini, Greece.
They had travelled from Charlotte in North Carolina via Boston and London with American Airlines and British Airways on the outbound journey without baby Mason wearing a mask.
But both parents were fully vaccinated.
Mrs. Artis told Metro.co.uk: ‘To start with a couple of the flight attendants were lovely, they were super nice giving my son a hug and a lollipop, they even tried to give him a peck on the cheek through their masks.
‘But about 25 minutes before the flight was due to take off another attendant came over and pointed a finger at my baby.
‘She said “he needs to put a mask on or he’s got to go” in a very rude way.
‘My heart dropped. We had no idea it was a strict policy because we had travelled that entire way without my son wearing a mask.
‘We were told two-year-olds and up have to wear a mask. But what we have been told by so many different flight attendants is that you can’t feasibly keep a mask on a two-year-old for more than five minutes.
‘We had tried to put it on him for the first few minutes but he just couldn’t keep it on, it’s difficult for a baby to even physically breathe with a mask on.’
Mr Artis started video recording the episode as his wife tried to reason with the steward, who she says pushed the phone while it was in his hand.
Mrs Artis said: ‘I was shocked. Everyone was wondering why she was doing this over a baby. There was another baby in the front who was not wearing a mask and I don’t know why we were singled out.
‘We had flown the entire way with no one saying anything.’
Mrs. Artis said she tried to reason with the attendant but the plane then rode back to the terminal.
Mrs. Artis was in tears as the parents complained to an American Airlines representative in the airport.
‘He basically agreed with us,’ Mrs. Artis said.
‘He said they shouldn’t have turned the plane around for a two-year-old baby. He was shocked when he saw the video.’
In accordance with directives from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Transportation Security Administration, American Airlines requires passengers aged two and older to wear face coverings at all times while indoors at airports and onboard.
American Airlines provided overnight accommodation and rebooked the Artis family onto the following day’s flight.
In a statement, the airline said: ‘On Oct. 17, American Airlines flight 733 returned to the gate prior to departure from London Heathrow to deplane a party failing to comply with the face mask requirement.
‘After agreeing to comply with the face mask requirement, all individuals were rebooked for travel on the next flight to Charlotte the following day.
‘We are reviewing this incident and a member of our team has reached out to the customers to learn more about what took place.’
Watch Moment Davido’s Crew Members Engaged In Physical Fight At A Club In Dubai [VIDEOS]
It was averred online that trouble began after someone at the club brought out his phone to make a video of Davido and his friends, which the singer didn’t find funny. Despite several warnings, the clubgoer continued making the video which then sparked an outburst.
It was also learned that several persons was injured before police arrived at the scene and made some arrests.
See the videos from the scene below.
Lady Gets Weak Reaction From Her Boyfriend After Apologizing In Style (Video)
A video trending rounds on social media spotted moment a young lady organise a surprise apology for her boyfriend.
The lady had got what looks like a hotel room decorated, with flowers and confetti on the bed, with the caption “Am sorry.”
Her boyfriend’s friends were in and when they brought the boyfriend into the room, the woman immediately kneels down and begins crying as she apologizes to him.
However, the young boyfriend who was smoking, didn’t show any emotions, the girlfriend’s friends were heard asking if he won’t hug her to show he has forgiven her.
See video below:
Watch As UNILORIN Student Beats Lecturer To Stupor [Video]
A video has surfaced, capturing the moment UNILORIN student beat lecturer to stupor.
Bennievibez reports that a 400-level student of the Department of Microbiology, Faculty Of Life Sciences, University of Ilorin, UNILORIN, Kwara State, North central Nigeria, Abdulwaheed Waliu, has been arrested for beating a lecturer on campus.
This online news platform understands that the UNILORIN student who is also known as Captain Walz, reportedly didn’t observe the compulsory Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) and sought the lecturer’s help.
The lecturer identified as Mrs Zakaria is said to be the suspect’s supervisor. According to an eyewitness, “He went to her office to seek her help over his issue because he didn’t do the SIWES. He entered her office and started banging the table, the woman abused him and he moved closer to the woman and started slapping her.
Bennievibez learned that the lecturer tried to escape and kept calling for help but people didn’t hear her. He dragged her outside and started punching her in front of the department’s building. Passers-by saw what was happening and he ran but was caught by the school’s security personnel. He has been handed over to the police while the lecturer became unconscious for a moment until she was revived.”
See the moment UNILORIN student beats lecturer to stupor below…
“Some of you men are wicked and like to see your women suffer” Man shares his experience in response to a husband who complained that his wife has refused to take care of his blind mother
A Nigerian man has taken to Twitter handle to reveal his family’s experience in response to a man who complained that his wife has declined to care for his blind mother.
The husband who made the complaint on Twitter said he is living abroad and his wife is in Nigeria taking care of their two young kids. He added that he invited his mother, who is aged and almost blind, to stay with his wife so she can care for the elderly woman but his wife has a problem with that (read here).
His post led to a debate and one Nigerian man named Ugwunna Ejikem has now reacted by sharing a personal story.
Ejikem recounted how his elderly grandmother came to live with them and how it was hard for every family member, despite them employing professional caregivers.
He added that a number of the caregivers left after a short while.
He then asked why a man will expect his wife to single-handedly care for 2 young kids and an old, almost blind woman while the husband is abroad.
“Some if you nig**s is actually wicked and like to see your women suffer,” he concluded.
Photos Of 28-Year-Old Woman Who Died Two Days After Liposuction Surgery
A British woman, Diarra Akua Eunice Brown, 28, who travelled to Turkey to have liposuction surgery has died 2 days after the operation took place.
According to the Daily Mail, Diarra went to Istanbul to have the surgery at a clinic in the suburb of Bahcelievler on October 22.
Although, it was gathered that everything went perfectly fine until Brown fell ‘suddenly ill’ two days after the surgery while having her dressings changed and died within hours.
The police however apprehended the doctor recognized as S.G.B who performed the surgery and a criminal investigation is underway.
During interrogation, S.G.B stated that Brown suffered no ill effects after the operation and had been discharged the next day.
He said she had returned a day later to have her dressings changed, but her condition quickly deteriorated.
Brown’s body has been transported back to the UK after a post-mortem examination was carried out.
Social media posts from family and friends paid tribute to her, describing her as a ‘beautiful soul’ and a ‘close friend’.
‘This must be a dream,’ one post said. ‘Still can’t come to terms with this yet.’
‘I miss you, angel. I’m devastated you were taken away way before your time,’ said another.
See photos below;
Man Who Quit His N1m Job To Move To United Kingdom Reveals He Regrets His Decision
A young man who quit his job of Ghc16,000 (N1,076,255) and moved to the United Kingdom has shared why he regrets his decision.
The man by the name of Collins Owusu Sarfo disclosed in an interview with STV News that while he was in Ghana he worked in a company that paid him Ghc16,000 (N1,076,255) to GhC20,000 (N1,345,319) per month.
He stated that his perception of the UK was different from what he experienced. He revealed that his plan was to save £2,000 (N1,110,452) so he could move back to Ghana but he has been unsuccessful despite being very hardworking.
He also stated that his first job when he got to the UK was car washing before he became a dishwasher. He said that he has been able to establish an oil and gas company, healthcare, and clothing line after his Ghanian girlfriend broke up with him.
In other news, award-winning Brazilian singer, Marília Mendonça, on Friday, died in a plane crash moments after sharing a video from the flight.
It was disclosed that the Grammy winner was en route to a concert at the time of the crash, which led to the death of four other people.
The plane crash saw Marília’s music producer, Henrique Ribeiro; her uncle and adviser, Abicieli Silveira Dias Filho; the plane’s pilot and co-pilot killed,
As at the time of filing this report, the cause of the crash is still under investigation, but in a statement on Friday, the Minas Gerais Electric Company (CEMIG) said Mendonça’s plane hit a cable on an electric tower belonging to the power firm.
The police in Minas Gerais while speaking on the saddened incident noted that the plane crashed in the area of Caratinga, in Rio de Janeiro’s north. Read More
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