In a Frontier Airlines flight from Miami to LaGuardia airport, a large group of Hasidic Jews say they were ordered off the plane for violating a mask mandate.
The Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council accused the airline crew of bigoted behavior when they say a Jewish couple were asked to deplane because their 18-month-old daughter was not wearing a mask. Children under two are exempt from the federal mandate.
Frontier disputed the claim saying there were several family members who were unmasked.
The OJPAC says that a social media video shows the dispute and crew members high-fiving and applauding as the family left the plane.
Martin Joseph said he and his family, along with others unrelated to him were ordered off the plane.
“We’re law-abiding citizens,” he told the newspaper. “We have small children. We understand that the mask has to be worn, and everybody has to wear a mask, and that’s the law. We comply one million percent.”