Mother furious at Jetstar after her son, 12, travelling solo was kicked off his flight because it was ‘overbooked’

The mother of a 12-year-old kid is offended subsequent to guaranteeing her child, who was voyaging solo, was not permitted on a Jetstar flight since it was overbooked.

Ashton Northcott, from Paraparaumu in New Zealand, was set up for a flight from Auckland to Palmerston North, when he touched base at the airplane terminal and checked in 15 minutes before the end time, detailed stuff.co.nz.

Ashton said he couldn’t check in through the stand since he was under 15 years of age and had a leave push situate, so he went to the counter for help.

A chief supposedly revealed to Ashton they couldn’t reallocate him a seat on the grounds that the flight was overbooked, and he hadn’t monitored time and couldn’t load up.

His mom Marie Northcott said she presumes the carrier may have utilized Ashton’s registration delay as a reason to dandy him off.

‘You book kids on a flight in compliance with common decency, and the carrier does this to your 12-year-old,’ she said. ‘We’ll simply dodge Jetstar no matter what.’

Ashton was exchanged to another flight five hours after the fact at no additional cost, and could return home in the middle.

Ms Northcott said it was fortunate she hadn’t recently dropped Ashton off for his underlying flight.

She said she was at first told by the carriers reservations group that someone aged 12 or over could be reserved the consistent path on the Jetstar site.

Be that as it may,  a administrator at that point advised her by telephone she ought not have booked Ashton to go as a grown-up.

A Jetstar representative revealed to Every day Mail Australia they were investigating the issue and would be reaching staff at Auckland Air terminal to discover what happened.

‘We apologize to the family for this experience, and will reach the mother straightforwardly,’ the announcement said.

‘A huge number of unaccompanied youngsters go with us and occurrences like this are greatly uncommon.’

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