Delta worker to dad: Give up the seat you bought, or go to jail!
A family from California was threatened with jail time and then booted off an oversold Delta flight last week for refusing to give up a seat they paid for, according to a report.
The latest debacle for the airline was caught in an eight-minute YouTube video that shows employees telling Brian Schear that he and his family would be tossed behind bars if they didn’t get off the Los Angeles International Airport-bound flight from Maui on April 23.
A female employee can be heard telling him in the video, “Then that’s going to be a federal offense and you and your wife will be in jail and your kids.”
“We’re going to be in jail? And my kids are going to be in what?” Schear, of Huntington Beach, asks in disbelief.
“It’s a federal offense if you don’t abide by it,” she explains, to which the dad responds, “I bought that seat!”
Delta employees wanted to give the extra seat Schear originally purchased for his son — who caught an earlier flight home — to a standby passenger.