WOTE’s Pregnant Sarah Blackwood Kicked Off United Flight Because 2 year Old Was Crying
By now most of our listeners know that I am a HUGE Walk off The Earth fan! I love their ingenuity, their musicality and their videos.
But did you hear that the bands pregnant female lead was kicked off a United flight? Here's what Sarah Blackwood had to say last night on CTV:
WOTE is one of those bands that you love to not only listen to but watch. Every member of this collective sings, plays multiple instruments, and knows how to perform.
Currently WOTE is touring and their female lead singer, Sarah Blackwood is 7 months pregnant. (She and band mate Gianni also have a 2 year old son).
For all these reasons and many more I was completely outraged when I saw this post in my Facebook feed this morning.
Never mind the fact that Sarah is automatically my hero for pursuing her passions and dreams with a 2 year old in tow while also carrying another human in her womb, she's also a fantastic musician and artist.
And then there were these comments posted to the united Facebook page from passengers who had been on the same flight with Sarah.
As someone who loves to fly I've only flown United once and it was honestly the worst experience I've ever had.
Our flight was delayed, and when I approached the counter I was told that I would not be refunded or set up in a hotel because it was due to weather. Later after 6 delays and a flight change we learned from a flight attendant that it had nothing to do with the weather. The plane intended for us was late getting in.
Not only was the staff completely unhelpful at the "Customer Service" counter but they were unwilling to take responsibility for the inconvenience they were causing everyone on our flight. I vowed then to never fly United.
Aside from the fact that Sarah Blackwood is an incredibly popular musician, she is a Mother who was doing the best she could to console her Son. I find it to be completely ridiculous that they turned the plane around, (especially considering her son fell asleep before they even got back to the gate).
We've all been on that flight, and we've endured the screaming babies. I even had to endure a barking dog on one flight) but we all know this and we accept it. If I hadn't already vowed to never fly United again, this flight attendants behavior would have been the nail in the coffin.