Tara Stemkoski, spouse of professional StarCraft II caster Daniel “Artosis” Stemkoski, was contriving on flying to her hometown with her three children to trip her sick grandmother. But Artosis was traveling to Shanghai to labor the IEM Shanghai StarCraft II tournament, and so somehow that implied momma Stemkoski wasn’t legally allowed to card the plane.
Stemkoski booked an Air Canada flight from Seoul, South Korea, to Prince Edward Island in Canada, double-checking along the way that she’d be allowed to travel alone with her 3-month-old twinneds and 5-year-old daughter, CBC News reported Wednesday.
But after checking in at the airport, she used turned away. Canadian aviation regulations necessary one adult to accompany each child for the purposes of the age of two.
The plan was for Artosis to join Stemkoski in Prince Edward Island her hometown 3 weeks later. But without her husband or the other adult to accompany her, Stemkoski wasn’t able to travel with her kids to visit her 80 -year-old grandmother who was sick.
“I was pretty upset by that point in time, ” she told CBC News . “I wastrying to hold back the sobbings of merely the thought of having to call my family and my nan and tell them that this wasn’t happening.”
“I wastrying to hold back the rends … “
The regulation involves one adult per newborn in case there’s situations of emergency mothers need to be able to safely evacuate an aircraft with their children.
Stemkoski told CBC News that she contacted Air Canada, which waived the normal abandonment costs, payed her tickets, and booked her air tickets to hasten with her husband later. On surpas of that, Air Canada offered an extra adult income ticket from Prince Edward Island back to Seoul so Stemkoski could return with someone else.
“We’re so sorry we didn’t get this right the first time during the booking process, ” an Air Canada spokesperson told CBC News. “We’ve been in contact with the family and have made arrangements to make sure they all get to see their nan as soon as possible.”
That enunciated, Stemkoski wasn’t joyful that she made it so far along in the travel process before anyone realise she couldn’t pilot with her infant twins.
“It’s nearly laughable to be honest, ” Stemkoski told CBC News . “It’s just so silly that you’d get through booking and reconfirming and coming your boarding pass and everythingbefore person envisages to check in the manual.”
At least it’s better than going dragged off an airplane* cough* United Airline* cough*