Southwest recently booted a family off of a plane because their toddler wouldn't keep his mask on. I flew on Southwest some years ago when it was mandatory that passengers had to turn off ALL electronic devices during the ascent and descent, because there was concern then that they could interfere with the planes electronic equipment. Passengers were told to turn their devices off, yet a man across the aisle from me continued to use his cell phone, laptop, and an iPod simultaneously. He had an aisle seat, was clearly visible, yet not one staff person said anything to him. I motioned to a stewardess, she came over, I quietly pointed him out, and she looked at me blankly – and walked away. I finally leaned over, asked the man to please comply with the directive, told him he was making me nervous, and he complied, albeit grudgingly. I do support mask wearing during the pandemic, but give me a break, Southwest. No mask = “End of the world!”, but the use of electronic devices that could (as was believed at the time) cause the plane to crash = “Whatever”?
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