Airport security told the couple that they were late for their flight, so they left their child at the airport.
After arguing about their baby’s ticket at an Israeli airport check-in desk, a couple decided to leave their child at the airport and get on a flight. Local news outlet KAN said that a couple left their child at the Ryanair desk at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport on Tuesday because they couldn’t agree on whether or not to pay extra for their child’s ticket. At the airport check-in desk in Israel, they decided to leave. The airport workers were shocked by what happened.
Reports say that the couple, who were going to Brussels on Belgian passports, hadn’t paid for the child’s ticket ahead of time, and when airline staff asked them to pay at check-in, they got angry. Staff at the airport told KAN that they had a fight and left their child in a stroller and went to passport control. The workers said that they had never seen anything like this before. They couldn’t believe what they were seeing, they said.
The couple got to the airport late for their flight, and airport security officers said that both of them looked desperate to get through airport security, with or without the child. On January 31, these people who were going from Tel Aviv to Brussels showed up at check-in without a reservation for their baby. After that, they went to security and left the baby at check-in. The couple was held after a check-in worker at Ben Gurion airport told airport security about them. Such things happen all the time in aviation, and a 62-year-old man was arrested in Florida in October 2022 after he left a child who was almost two years old in the back of a closed rental car.