Mom: 'Bye-byes' got us kicked off plane

July 13, 2007 at 11:03 AM
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ATLANTA, July 13 (UPI) -- A Georgia woman said a flight attendant kicked her and her son off a plane last month because the toddler kept saying "bye-bye plane" to another airplane.

Kate Penland of Buford, Ga., said she was flying from Houston to Oklahoma City on June 16 on an ExpressJet flight that was 11 hours late when her son started saying goodbye to another plane they taxied on the runway, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

A flight attendant, who had been giving safety instructions to passengers said, "It's not funny anymore. You need to shut your baby up," the Journal-Constitution.

The flight attendant then told her, "It's called baby Benadryl," Penland told the newspaper.

Penland said when she replied she wouldn't drug her child, the flight attendant had the plane return to the gate and Penland and her son were ordered to leave.

Airline officials said they were investigating the matter, the newspaper said.

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