• Parents say airline never notified them about children's diverted flight

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    ATLANTA - Parents are upset after they say their children were stranded at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. 

    They say no one contacted them after the plane carrying their children was diverted to Atlanta due to weather. 

    The children stayed at a hotel with an airline worker and shared a room with four other children. 

    It was the children’s first flight without their parents and it did not go as expected. 


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    They were headed to Orlando from Iowa. 

    Carter and Etta Gray, ages 9 and 7, were returning from a trip to see their grandparents on July 22.

    Their parents say an airline employee drove their children in an employee's own car to a hotel to stay the night. 

    When the kids got to the hotel, they say their kids texted them. 

    Four other children and their son shared a bed with a teenager he had just met.

    They say no one with the airline ever told them, and they only learned about it when their children called them.

    Frontier Airlines sent Channel 2 Action News a statement saying: 

    "Our records show that the children were in contact with their mother before being transported to the hotel and with their father the following morning."

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