A Virginia family stranded at a Utah airport for six days was able to return home this week after a donor bought their flights, according to a Thursday article.
Yahoo.com said Curtis Saxton and his wife, 13-year-old daughter, and 4-year-old son traveled to Utah using buddy passes.
Buddy passes come at a big discount, but those using the passes are reportedly not guaranteed seats.
ABC4.com said they can get on a flight if there are still seats after all passengers and standby passengers have boarded the plane.
The family reportedly couldn’t get on any JetBlue flights and had to live on one meal a day since the airport food was expensive.
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The boy started throwing up because of the lack of food, according to ABC4.com.
Yahoo.com said the family was even sleeping at the airport until their story came to light.
United Airlines bought a motel room for the Saxtons and an anonymous donor paid for their return flight, according to the report.
Yahoo.com said JetBlue did not do anything wrong and could not take seats away from other paying passengers on full flights. Read more.
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