JetBlue Makes Everyone Leave Plane, Over Cake

By Gina Carey, Newser Staff

May 15, 2017

Let them eat cake? Maybe not on JetBlue. 

A New Jersey family en route to Las Vegas was kicked off their JetBlue flight after a dispute with flight attendants over birthday cake. According to the New York Daily News, Cameron and Minta Burke were off to Vegas to celebrate Minta’s 40th birthday with their two children on May 3. 

They say a birthday cake, part of their carry-on luggage, was placed in an overhead bin until a flight attendant asked them to move it to a different compartment, before finally deciding it belonged under their seats. Now enter a second flight attendant, says Cameron, who began berating the first airline worker, and then him. “She said I was being non-compliant,” recalls Burke. “I said, ‘Miss, have you been drinking?’ because her behavior was irrational, and she stormed off.”

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