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A New York City man is suing JetBlue Airways Corp. for more than $2 million because he says a pilot made him give up his seat to a flight attendant and sit on the toilet for more than three hours on a flight from California.
Gokhan Mutlu, of Manhattan's Inwood section, says in court papers the pilot told him to "go 'hang out' in the bathroom" about 90 minutes into the San Diego to New York flight because the flight attendant complained that the "jump seat" she was assigned was uncomfortable, the lawsuit said.
Originally posted by roadgravel
Next time he might consider purchasing a regular ticket for a flight. Looks like the buddy pass excluded a seat. You get what you pay for.
Any one familiar with the actual rules involved here?
The aircraft hit turbulence and passengers were directed to return to their seats, but "the plaintiff had no seat to return to, sitting on a toilet stool with no seat belts," court papers say.
Some time later, a male flight attendant knocked on the restroom door and told Mutlu he could return to his original seat, court papers say.
Remember back to Valentine’s Day 2006, when 10 Jet Blue flights were stuck on the tarmac — one for up to 11 hours, forcing passengers to endure these grueling delays without food, water and a clean bathroom and absolutely no recourse?
If you stick me in a room with no food, water or working bathrooms, you know what that’s called? Kidnapping or false imprisonment. So why hasn’t there been some form of legal recourse when the same thing happens to passengers held “hostage” on the tarmac for lengthy periods of time? All we want is water and the ability to go to the bathroom!
Not to pick a fight, but its not free. Its charged to the airlines and its a courtesy ticket and a bonus for employees with friends.
Originally posted by jasonjnelson
Not to pic a fight., but he was flying for free. I would love to have a free ticket across the country, especially if they let me have a whole half hour to sit on the john. This is B.S. my friends. So much for the only other cheap fare carrier.