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JetBlue allegedly kicks family off flight over birthday cake

By Ruth Brown,

Airline horror stories are everywhere these days — but this one really takes the cake.

JetBlue booted a Jersey City family off a flight to Las Vegas over a birthday cake they brought on board, the family claims.

The Burke family were toting a buttercream cake with them on a trip to celebrate mom Minta’s 40th in Sin City on May 3, but got into an argument with staff over where to store the treat and were kicked out at JFK, ABC 7 reports.

“We were just so happy. Couldn’t wait to get to Las Vegas, and all of a sudden this occurred, and my two children are screaming, crying. They’re confused not knowing what’s going on — they were traumatized,” Minta Burke told the news network.

The family say they put the cake in an overhead bin, but a flight attendant told them it posed a “security risk” so they moved it under a seat. Then a second staffer got involved, apparently arguing with the first, and dad Cameron Burke says he stepped in.


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