Thank You So Much!! Wait A Minute, That’s Not My Kid!!

Carol was reading a newspaper, while her husband was reading a magazine. She said, “Listen to this, There’s an ad here where a guy is offering to swap his wife for a season ticket”! She asked, “Would you trade me for a season ticket”? He said, “Absolutely not. The season is half over”.

Be careful what you wish for. I’ve heard frustrated parents in stores, mostly Wal-Mart, tell their kids that if they don’t behave, they’re going to trade them in for better kids. Like I said, be careful what you wish for.

A woman in New York says she hasn’t stopped crying since an airline mistook her 5-year-old for another child and flew him to the wrong city. Maribel Martinez told the New York’s Daily News she was shocked when JetBlue staffers brought her a little boy on Aug. 17 at Kennedy Airport. There was just one little problem.

Martinez said, “This is not my child”! A different boy was supposed to be sent to Boston, and Martinez’s boy to New York. Instead, Martinez’s son, Andy, was sent to Boston and the other boy to New York. “I thought he was kidnapped,” said Martinez. “I thought I would never see him again.”

Both unaccompanied 5-year-old boys had boarded in the Dominican Republic. The boy who was mistakenly flown to New York was safely returned to Boston, the airline said. JetBlue is reviewing how the mix-up occurred.

“Upon learning of the error, our teams in JFK and Boston immediately took steps to assist the children in reaching their correct destinations,” the airline said in a statement. “While the children were always under the care and supervision of JetBlue crew members, we realize this situation was distressing for their families. 

Distressing? Airlines are well known for losing luggage, but kids? You hear about these things in hospitals, but this is the first I’ve heard of an airline sending kids to different destinations.

Martinez flew with her son July 28 for a family vacation and returned home to Manhattan a week later, leaving Andy with relatives. It took more than three hours for the airline to track down Andy in Boston. 

When they put her on the phone with him, he said, “Mami, they put me on another plane,”. The airline put Andy on a flight to Kennedy Airport that same day, and JetBlue refunded Martinez $475 for Andy’s return ticket and also gave the family $2,100 in credit. Martinez refused the gesture and is planning on filing a law suit.

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