(Daily Mail) A mother was kicked off a Spirit Airlines flight with her elderly parents and two-year-old son for not immediately stopping breastfeeding when cabin crew asked her to put him into his seat so that they could take off.
Mei Rui, 34, her son Lukas and her parents were flying from Houston, Texas, to New York City on December 8 when they were booted off the plane.
They had been sitting on the tarmac for almost three hours because of a de-icing delay, she claims, when she began to breastfeed her 'exhausted' two-year-old son.
Shortly afterwards, a flight attendant told her to stop and put him in his seat because they claimed they were ready to take off. The mother claims the door was still open.
Because of this, she asked for a few more minutes but then complied and 'forced' Lukas into his own seat where he began to cry for 25 minutes before a flight attendant asked them to get off.
When they refused, Spirit made the entire plane disembark then reboard.
Mei said her son had previously flown domestically and internationally without incident. Children are allowed to fly on their parents laps until they are two but must then have their own seat.
Mei Rui, her elderly parents and her two-year-old son were kicked off a Spirit Airlines flight on Friday because she would not immediately stop breastfeeding the toddler when cabin crew asked her to. Her son is seen above with his grandparents after being 'forced' into his seat by his mother. She says that 25 minutes afterwards, they were thrown off the aircraft