Entertainment: Karl Stefanovic furious at Jetstar

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Today show host Karl Stefanovic has labelled airline Jetstar staff as 'rude' while on-air after making his 17-year-old daughter feel 'intimidated'.

Karl said his daughter Ava - who goes by her middle name Willow - was flying home from the Sunshine Coast with Jetstar when her luggage was weighed and found to be more than 500g over the limit. Staff then informed her that she needed to pay excess baggage fees.

Ava goes by her middle name Willow. © Provided by Are Media Pty Ltd Ava goes by her middle name Willow.

However, Ava asked if she could remove an item from the luggage and put it into her handbag. The staff's response was allegedly very rude and abrupt.

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"She asked if she can put it in her handbag and they said 'if you want to throw your handbag out'," Karl said during the Today show.

"It was so rude. It was so rude and it made my daughter, who's only 17, feel completely intimidated."

This is not a good look for Jetstar after facing negative comments from customers regarding cancelled flights and mechanical issues.

  Karl Stefanovic furious at Jetstar © Provided by Are Media Pty Ltd

Like any father, Karl is very protective of his children and we can't blame him after having a difficult year as his two-year-old daughter Harper has battled with continuous health issues.

Karl confessed it had "been a terrible year" on Today and spoke to Dr Nick Coatsworth about his child's problems which were linked back to the COVID-19 induced lockdown.

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"She got crook last week with influenza. She has an asthma kind of thing now. But it's not asthma. It is helping. So a lot of kids are going through that at the moment, aren't they?" Karl asked.

"A lot of kids, adolescents, adults... we've had this awful season of respiratory viruses. Almost certainly attributed to lack of human movement during lockdown, which of course we needed to do. But this is the price we pay," the doctor explained.

"Our immune system has evolved over millions of years. It's there to help us, it's there to protect us."

Harper was recently rushed to hospital due to a respiratory syncytial virus, which is common in children during the winter months. Karl revealed what started out with "a sniffle and a small cough", only worsened over night to a shortness of breathe, "wheezing, and her heart rate and temperature were through the roof."

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