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  • Man forced to fly from San Diego to NYC sitting on the toilet. (he sues)

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/usa_airline_toilet_dc

    NY man sues airline over flight spent in toilet
    Mon May 12, 6:52 PM ET



    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York man who says he was denied a seat on a five-hour jetBlue flight and was instead told to "hang out" in the plane's bathroom has sued the airline for $2 million, saying he suffered "extreme humiliation."



    When Gokhan Mutlu arrived to check in for a jetBlue flight from San Diego to New York in February he was told the flight was full, according to the lawsuit filed in New York State Supreme Court.

    But Mutlu was allowed to board after a jetBlue flight attendant agreed to give up her seat and travel in an airline employee "jump seat." It was not clear in the lawsuit whether the flight attendant was working.

    However 90 minutes into the flight, the pilot told Mutlu the flight attendant was uncomfortable and he would have to give up his seat and "hang out" in the bathroom for the remainder of the flight, the lawsuit said.

    The pilot "became angry at (Mutlu's) reluctance" and said Mutlu "should be grateful for being onboard," the lawsuit said. When Mutlu volunteered to sit in the "jump seat," he was told it was reserved for airline personnel.

    At one point, the airplane experienced turbulence and Mutlu sat on the toilet seat without a seat belt, causing him "tremendous fear," the lawsuit said.

    JetBlue was not immediately available for comment.

    (Reporting by Edith Honan, editing by Michelle Nichols and Todd Eastham)
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  • #2
    I agree with the airline.

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    • #3
      Sounds like a Muslim. He should be glad we let him walk around free, much less travel on our airlines.

      Shut up and take your medicine, Abdul.

      Moon

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      • #4
        playing devils advocate I imagine they will settle IF he was forced to sit in there during landing, and if he can get another passenger to say there was turbulence and he was scared. If they took off and he had a seat and they took it from him......
        Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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        • #5
          My feeling from the story:

          - Man arrives late to check in and loses his seat. Proceeds to whine like a bitch about it.

          - Attendant who gave up their seat either really needed it or disliked the guy because he was a bitch (see above).

          - When he proceeded to whine more the captain told him to stfu and just be glad he was almost home - as anyone should be in his situation.

          - What gives it all away that this guy is a bitch and he needs to stfu is that he lists 'turbulance' as one of the factors he should get paid. Fuck you.

          Just another unnecessary lawsuit we all have to pay for... and he'll probably get paid for it, too.

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          • #6
            its jet blue, what do you expect?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by madyaks View Post
              playing devils advocate I imagine they will settle IF he was forced to sit in there during landing, and if he can get another passenger to say there was turbulence and he was scared. If they took off and he had a seat and they took it from him......
              "There's a passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17. The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you. I been sayin' that shit for years. And if you ever heard it, it meant your ass. I never really questioned what it meant. I thought it was just a cold-blooded thing to say to a motherfucker before you popped a cap in his ass. But I saw some shit this mornin' made me think twice. Now I'm thinkin': it could mean you're the evil man. And I'm the righteous man. And Mr. 9mm here, he's the shepherd protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness. Or it could be you're the righteous man and I'm the shepherd and it's the world that's evil and selfish. I'd like that. But that shit ain't the truth. The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be a shepherd."

              Moon

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              • #8
                Too bad, Mr. Frivolous...

                "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
                Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
                -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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                • #9
                  I bet he had to go back in there after some fat dude took a dump.
                  RIP Chris Jones 1971-2009
                  You'll never be forgotten.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JWB View Post
                    I bet he had to go back in there after some fat dude took a dump.
                    You missed a perfect opportunity to make fun of Gonzo.
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                    • #11
                      If this really happened (I have a hard time believing any captain would be THAT stupid) then I don't blame him for suing...not to mention the fact that I'm sure this violates a few air regulations...allowing (or in this case, forcing) a passenger to sit in the lav during landing has to be a major safety violation....

                      Sounds like the flight attendant was deadheading and not working the flight if she had a regular seat and then volunteered to take one of the jump seats...

                      And they couldn't have even let the guy sit in the jump seat (even though he volunteered) without violating FAA regulations as you have to be qualified to sit there...
                      " Look, forget the myths the media's created about the White House--the truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand."

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                      • #12
                        That's a pisser.

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                        • #13
                          2 mil.................
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                          • #14
                            I'll ride in the cargo bay for $2M.

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                            • #15
                              I can't believe people are siding with the airline.

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