A family of four was booted from a Delta flight after refusing to give up a seat that was occupied by one of their infant children.

Brittany Schear posted a video of her husband, Brian, going back and forth with numerous Delta flight attendants over a seat that he originally purchased for his 18-year-old son who took an earlier flight but was being occupied by his 2-year-old son in a car seat.

The video opens with a voice telling Schear that refusing to exit the plane would be a "federal offense" and that he and his wife would "go to jail."

Schear is heard pleading his case, repeatedly explaining that he purchased the seat he was using for the family's return trip to LAX from Maui. He also informed them that he was allowed to fly with the child in a car seat on the flight out to Hawaii.

After realizing that Delta wasn't budging on the situation, Schear offers to carry the child on his lap, but a representative told him that wasn't allowed.

Here is a video of Delta airlines booting myself, my wife and my 2 children ages 1 and 2 off delta flight 2222 April 23 from Maui to LAX. They oversold the flight and asked us to give up a seat we purchased for my older son that my younger son was sitting in. You will hear them lie to me numerous times to get my son out of the seat.The end result was we were all kicked off the flight. They then filled our 4 seats with 4 customers that had tickets but no seats. They oversold the flight. When will this all stop? It was midnight in Maui and we had to get a hotel and purchase new tickets the following day. email bootedbydelta@gmail.com

Once the video was posted on social media, many came to the defense of the family, pointing out that Delta's website stated, "For kids under the age of two, we recommend you purchase a seat on the aircraft and use an approved child safety seat."


Regardless of the technicality, this is definitely a situation that doesn't paint Delta in the best light as millions will watch a situation that could have easily been remedied by the airline simply transferring the seat to his other child.

Others stood by the fact that "rules are rules."


Do you think the situation should have been handled differently? Should airlines stop overbooking flights to avoid these PR nightmares?

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[via FOX5NY]