High Altitude Mix-Up: Two Children Sent to Wrong US Airports
Like a scene from a ‘Home Alone’ film, two American children were recently flown to the wrong cities while returning from the Dominican Republic.
The two children, one from Boston and the other a five-year-old from Manhattan, N.Y. were supposed to have been supervised by a JetBlue Airlines’ crew during their trip, but somehow ended up in opposite cities, WNYW reported.
The five-year-old’s mother, Maribel Martinez, was shocked when she was met at John F. Kennedy Airport by a child that was not her own.
Her son, Andy, meanwhile arrived at Boston-Logan International Airport.
Both children departed Santiago, D.R., but they boarded the wrong flights.
The airline said in a statement that JetBlue staff were supervising the kids the entire time, and “upon learning of the error, our teams at JFK and Boston took steps immediately to assist the children in reaching their correct destination… We realize this situation was distressing for the families [and] extend our apologies.”
Crews at the Dominican airport are also being investigated.
The Martinez’ attorney, Sanford Rubenstein, said JetBlue should “be ashamed of themselves.”
The Boston child that met Maribel Martinez in New York was carrying Andy Martinez’ passport, WNYW reported.