Couple Boards Flight After Leaving Ticket-less Baby At Check-In Counter

A couple flying from Israel to Belgium left their baby at the check-in counter after an employee told them the infant couldn't fly without a ticket.

The incident happened Tuesday at Ben Gurion Airport, where the unidentified couple showed up with tickets for themselves, but not for their baby, says a spokeswoman for Ryanair. "The couple also arrived late for the flight, once the check-in for the flight was closed," the spokeswoman says. "The couple left the infant seat with the baby and ran toward the security checks at Terminal One in an attempt to reach the boarding gate for the flight.”

Although the couple boarded the flight, they didn't actually go anywhere. "The check-in agent at Ben Gurion Airport contacted airport security, who retrieved these passengers," the spokeswoman says. "And this is now a matter for local police.” It's unclear whether charges have been filed against the couple.

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