Frontier Airlines Accused of Anti-Semitism After Kicking Family of Hasidic Jews Off Flight

Frontier Airlines Accused of Anti-Semitism After Kicking Family of Hasidic Jews Off Flight
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Frontier Airlines is now facing accusations of anti-Semitism after they kicked a family of Hasidic Jews off their flight because their 18-month-old child was not wearing a face mask.

In a series of videos that were posted to Twitter on Sunday, the family could be seen making its way off the Frontier Airlines flight as other passengers shouted, “This is Nazi Germany!” and “This is gonna go all over the news!”

Frontier Airlines Accused of Anti-Semitism

According to the US-based Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council (OJPAC), Frontier Airlines staff told the passengers “to get off because their 18-month-old had no mask.” 

After other passengers started arguing over the incident, the airline staff allegedly ordered everyone else off the plane and eventually canceled the flight.

Frontier Airlines Flight Staff High-Fiving Each Other?

Eyewitnesses claimed they could see flight staff “high-fiving each other” and making celebratory remarks after the family was kicked off the plane.

A man who recorded the incident alleged he could hear staff saying, “A job well done to those Jews.”

Frontier Airlines, however, denied claims that it had kicked the family off the flight because the child wasn’t wearing a mask.

“Members of a large group, including adults, refused to wear masks as flight 2878 was preparing for departure from MIA-LGA. Repeated requests to comply with federal law necessitated their removal from the flight,” the airline declared in a statement, adding, “The issue did not stem from a child under 2.”

Witnesses Contradict Frontier Airlines Claim

One woman who was on the plane, however, said that she saw the two adults in the family come aboard with masks on, while another passenger said they’d also seen the couple wearing masks.

The couple was recorded wearing their masks as they vacated the plane, while their child was maskless.

Contradicting the airline’s statement, a Twitter user who claimed to be on the plane also said that “no adult refused to wear a mask.”

“The only person w/o a mask was an 18 month old. I’m still horrified how you handled it,” they commented.

MORE VIDEO! Another passenger who was not part of the travel group and not in the same ethnic group as the victimized travelers are alleging that

“they are saying some nasty things… I heard some nasty things being said… They (@FlyFrontier staff) are making it worse.”

According to its policy, Frontier Airlines permits children under the age of two to go maskless on its flights.

Calls To Boycott Frontier Airlines 

Social media users called for a boycott of Frontier Airlines following the incident, with one user commenting“This is a tough situation for the airline, but either multiple employees are lying, or almost an entire plane of passengers.”

“The airplane was loaded corner to corner with ZERO distancing, and for most of the flight many passengers would anyway not wear masks due to eating,” tweeted political commenter Yossi Gestetner. 

“So it’s odd that you chose to cancel a flight over an alleged mask issue (not backed by video and disputed by eyewitnesses).”

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