A couple left their baby abandoned at the airport to avoid paying for another ticket

last Tuesday, A Belgian couple was detained by the Israel Police after leaving the check in from the airport to her baby because she didn’t have a ticket. The tourists had hoped to take the flight back to Belgium without their young son, but airport security agents managed to stop them before the plane took off.

The incident occurred at the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, in Israel. In that place, the couple planned to make a trip to Brussels, the capital of the European country, when they realized that the child did not have a plane ticket.

It was at that moment that decide to leave it abandoned at the counter in the airline area in order to board the Ryanair flight without the child. The airport agents went to the security cameras to identify the people who had abandoned the minor.

In this way they managed to find the subjects before the plane took off and the local police acted to arrest them.

Through a video that went viral on social networks, it was learned that it was a woman who gave notice about the little boy abandoned by his parents.

The voice of the airline spoke with CNN and gave details of what happened. “These passengers who traveled from Tel Aviv to Brussels presented themselves to the check in without a reservation for your baby. Then they headed for safety leaving the baby behind“, he explained.


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Along these lines, he added: “The check-in agent at Ben Gurion airport contacted airport security, which recovered these passengers, and now it is a matter for the local police.”

The statement from the authorities

In a statement, the airport authorities explained the situation: “A couple and a baby with a Belgian passport arrived for a flight at Terminal 1 without a ticket for the baby. The couple was also late for the flight, after check-in for the flight closed. The couple left the child seat with the baby and ran towards the security checks in Terminal 1 in an attempt to reach the gate for the flight.”

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On the website of the airline company it is clarified that “infants can be included in a flight reservation during the online booking process”. Thus, if an infant is listed as traveling on the plane, a pop-up message appears on the site saying that there is a charge of $27, or the equivalent in local currency, for each outbound flight the infant takes while they are on the plane. sitting in the same seat as the responsible adult.

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