At least, that's what is being alleged by a New Jersey family that claim they were booted from their JetBlue flight over a simple birthday cake.
The situation with the Burke family concerning JetBlue is the latest in a sting of controversies surrounding how airlines treat their passengers, though United Airlines is the lone offender in recent incidents. The airline said in a statement that he was yelling at the crew. He said that the family received a refund for their tickets and were never told why they were removed from the plane.
Cameron said he then approached them, and said everything was fine and that the cake was under the seat, as instructed.
According to Cameron Burke, who appears to have captured some of the incident with his phone, he was asked to remove his wife's birthday cake from an overhead storage bin.
However, one of the flight attendants told them nicely to remove it, so they put it into another overhead bin. The second flight attendant then told him that their discussion did not "involve you".
Minta was traveling with her husband, Cameron, and their two young children. Couldn't wait to get to Las Vegas, and all of a sudden this occurred, and my two children are screaming, crying.
When the JetBlue flight attendant allegedly told the Burkes to leave the plane, Cameron pulled out his cellular device and began recording and reportedly posted the footage on social media, which has since gone viral. The Jersey City family says there was another surprise that came with the flight - and it wasn't the kind you celebrate.
On Sunday, JetBlue told PEOPLE the video fails to capture the entirety of the events. A full refund was given.
Cameron states that the other passengers were understanding about the situation and that they all knew what was taking place was a very unusual situation.
When Cameron tried to defuse to the situation, he said a female flight attended told him he was being non-compliant. All passengers were required to leave the aircraft and then everyone, except the Burke family were allowed back on board.
Port Authority police questioned the family, then left to speak to the flight attendants. He said he attends to bring a lawsuit against the airline.
"I want the flight attendant fired, she has no business serving the public", he told the paper. "I'm surprised. I thought highly of JetBlue before", adds Minta.
McGraw added that the video now "circulating does not depict the entire incident and only starts after the objectionable behaviour occurred and law enforcement was called".