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Woman to airline: That s not my son!


New York Maribel Martinez got the abruptness of her activity at the airport aftermost ages back airline advisers brought her a boy who had aloof accustomed on a flight from the Dominican Republic. They anticipation he was her son. He wasn t.The 38-year-old mother waited aftermost ages at John F. Kennedy International Airport for Andy, 5, to access from a appointment to his ancestors in the Dominican Republic. But the adolescent never got off the appointed JetBlue flight. She was petrified and feared an abduction, said her lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein.According to Rubenstein, Andy s aunt had put him in aegis of JetBlue at the Santiago airport and waited until the flight took off. Despite actuality paid an added $100 for Andy to be accompanied by a JetBlue representative, the airline abashed him with a altered boy and Andy was put on a even to Boston, the ancestors says. On August 17, two unaccompanied accouchement of the aforementioned age traveling alone from Santiago, Dominican Republic — one to New York JFK and one to Boston — anniversary boarded a flight to the incorrect destination, Tamara Young, a backer for JetBlue, said in a statement. Upon acquirements of the error, our teams in JFK and Boston anon took accomplish to abetment the accouchement in extensive their actual destinations. While the accouchement were consistently beneath the affliction and administration of JetBlue aggregation members, we apprehend this bearings was cutting for their families. An hour and a bisected afterwards landing at JFK, the added boy was presented to Martinez, captivation Andy s authorization and luggage. I was crying, attractive at the authorization of my son, attractive at the attache with my son s clothing, and I was desperate. I was sitting abutting to a boy that wasn t mine, Martinez told associate Univision on August 22.After three nerve-wracking hours of waiting, Martinez was assuredly able to allege over the buzz with her son, who was amid in Boston. It took addition three hours for Andy to be reunited with his mother. was clumsy to apprentice added about the added boy, but JetBlue said he was cautiously alternate to his family.Rubenstein said he planned to address a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration allurement it to investigate the incident.JetBlue said it was reviewing what had happened in adjustment to prevent agnate situations from occurring in the future. We don t appetite them to investigate themselves, and that s the end of it, Rubenstein said.JetBlue has refunded Martinez for the flight and offered a acclaim of $2,100 for approaching flights. But Martinez is not interested. I don t appetite it. I don t appetite it. The accident is too far done, she said.