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A couple arrived at an airport in Tel Aviv without a ticket for their baby. Instead of buying a ticket for the child, they left the baby at the check-in counter and left to board their flight.

They checked in for a Ryanair flight from Ben Gurion International Airport to Brussels, Belgium.

A spokesperson for the airline said a member of their check-in team alerted the police of the baby who was left on the counter.

“These passengers travelling from Tel Aviv to Brussels presented at check-in without a booking for their infant. They then proceeded to security leaving the infant behind at check-in. The check-in agent at Ben Gurion Airport contacted Airport Security who retrieved the passengers, and this is now a matter for local police.”

The matter could have been avoided if the parents included their child when they made their flight reservation during the airline’s online booking process.

The matter was confirmed to CNN by the Israeli Airport Authority:

“A couple and an infant with Belgian passports arrived for a fight at Terminal 1 without a ticket for the baby. The couple also arrived late for the flight, once the check-in for the flight was closed. The couple left the infant seat with the baby and ran toward the security checks at Terminal 1 in an attempt to reach the boarding gate for the flight.”

The baby was reunited with its parents and a spokesperson for Israel Police told CNN that there’s no further investigation.

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