Chinese family kicked off flight for refusing to fasten kid's seat belt

Chinese family kicked off flight for refusing to fasten kid's seat belt

A Chinese family were kicked off their flight after the couple refused to fasten the seat belt on their young son.

The New Paper, citing sources from Apple Daily and South China Morning Post, said that the family were on Cathay Pacific flight CX654 from Bangkok to Hong Kong on Feb 24 when the incident occurred.

Before the aircraft took off, flight attendants requested that the three-year-old boy put on his seatbelt.

However, the boy refused and insisted on sitting on his mother's lap instead. His parents also ignored the request and started to argue with cabin crew and fellow flight passengers.

The whole incident was filmed by a fellow passenger on the flight and shared online.

The father was seen speaking to the cabin crew in an agitated manner.

Talking loudly in Mandarin, he said: "If anyone tries to harass me, we will not take it anymore." To which a female passenger was heard shouting: "Call the police!".

Then, the man turned to a male cabin crew and said: "Look at how they are bullying us."

According to Shanghaiist.com, the father insisted that if people kept bullying them to get off the plane, they wouldn't leave.

The flight crew eventually removed the family of three off the plane "based on safety issues", reported The New Paper.

The flight was delayed by 27 minutes and the police were subsequently called in to deal with the matter, according to reports.

wjeanne@sph.com.sg

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