Emily Kaiman and her family were removed from a US Airways flight without warning because her 17-month-old son Shai kicked his legs into the aisle.
It's always frustrating to be on the same flight as a fussy child, but it's something we all have to deal with. As much as you or I might groan when we see a kid start to fidget in his seat or cry, that doesn't mean we necessarily want that entire family forcibly removed from the plane by security. But for one St. Louis family, that's exactly what happened.
On May 10, Emily Kaiman was flying back home from Charlotte with her four children and her mother. Their flight was delayed three hours, and then once everyone was allowed to board, it was stuck on the tarmac for another 30 minutes. After all that waiting, Kaiman's 17-month-old toddler Shai began getting antsy. He was flying as a lap baby, and he started to sprawl out, sticking his legs out into the aisle. A flight attendant came by and told Kaiman he couldn't do that, and she turned him around so his legs would be clear of the aisle. He continued to fidget, trying to stand on her lap, and a flight attendant asked Kaiman to hold him tightly. Then she started nursing him and he calmed down.