Rebecca Oxford, Seiger's mother, told KDVR that she didn't know the plane had been diverted until it landed in Chicago, but that she received several text messages from her son pleading, "help me please."
When she learned her son's flight was delayed until the next morning, Oxford said she got on the next flight to Chicago, which she thought would be reimbursed.
When the two returned to Denver, Oxford said the airline disputed payment for her ticket.
Frontier Airlines spokesman Jonathan Freed said that Seiger’s mom was “promptly” notified after the flight deplaned.
Freed said the airline gave the family a $200 flight voucher, along with the other passengers on the flight. He also said that the airline was reimbursing Oxford for the price of her flight ticket.