Family Kicked off JetBlue Flight Over a Birthday Cake


A New Jersey family flying to Las Vegas was booted from their flight because of a birthday cake.

Cameron Burke, his wife Minta and two children were flying from New York's JFK airport to Nevada with plans to meet up with family to celebrate Minta's 40th birthday.

They brought with them a cake from a bakery in Harlem and placed it in an overhead bin by their seats.

An attendant told Burke to move it, he placed it in a second overhead bin and then was asked to place it under a seat in front of him. 

When a second attendant came to the scene she began to berate her colleague then turning on Burke.

 “She said I was being non-compliant. I said, ‘Miss, have you been drinking?’ Because her behavior was irrational and she stormed off.”

A third employee came by asking Burke to take his family and leave the flight. 

He refused and then began to record the aftermath.

JetBlue later made a statement saying:

“The customers became agitated, cursed and yelled at the crew, and made false accusations about a crewmember’s fitness to fly... [they] refused to speak with a team leader about the situation.”

The statement also says the Port Authority Police Department was called in and passengers on the entire aircraft were made to leave the plane.

JetBlue spokesman Doug McGraw said it was the captain that made the final choice that the family was not allowed to fly.

“The video circulating does not depict the entire incident and only starts after the objectionable behavior occurred and law enforcement were called.”


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