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Passenger sues airline over flight spent on toilet

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posted on May, 13 2008 @ 08:56 AM
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Passenger sues airline over flight spent on toilet




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.


Poor flight attendant was uncomfortable. She should lose her job along with the pilot.

The Title is misleading but I did use the original story headline. He was only in there 30 minutes.

[edit on 13-5-2008 by ATruGod]




posted on May, 13 2008 @ 08:57 AM
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people today are just a comedy sitcom.



posted on May, 13 2008 @ 09:14 AM
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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?



posted on May, 13 2008 @ 09:16 AM
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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?


There was a seat for him but the poor flight attendant couldnt handle the jump seat on her delicate butt.

Thats why she should be fired as well shes the one who instigated the whole thing. The pilot should be fired for being dumb and not just telling her to sit down and shut up....after all it was his plane.



posted on May, 13 2008 @ 09:30 AM
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It just seems strange to me that he was moved to a toilet instead of a jump seat. I see the story says it is company policy that only airline employees can sit there, but an exception could have been made.

I had a bulkhead seat on an Air Canada flight en route to Vancouver when a passenger became ill. The three of us in the row were asked to move so the person could lie down across our seats. The other two were moved back and I was moved to a forward galley jump seat for the last hour of the flight.

Granted they aren't the most comfortable seat on the plane, but you do get a three point restraint, you face to the rear, and you have plenty of leg room.
Plus the big bonus is the booze cart is within arms reach.

This was a pre 9/11 flight, but still, I was just briefed on the exit beside me and finished the flight just fine in a jump seat.



posted on May, 13 2008 @ 09:34 AM
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I only WISH I could get that much time in the bathroom! Between Satan (I mean my lovely wife) and my son, if I get 5 minutes in the Loo, I am feeling good. It takes me forever to read a book anymore.

Seriously. This is yet another story which makes me scratch my head and say, 'what the heck?'.



posted on May, 13 2008 @ 09:41 AM
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Does the toilet have a seatbelt? Not that I can recall... safety anyone?


 
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posted on May, 13 2008 @ 11:06 PM
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The toilet does not have a seatbelt and that is one of the reasons that he felt so humiliated. When the plane encountered turbulence, he was escorted back to his seat for the duration of the turbulence.


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.

www.msnbc.msn.com...


Another egregious incident regarding involving Jet Blue.


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!

www.foxnews.com...



[edit on 2008/5/14 by GradyPhilpott]



posted on May, 13 2008 @ 11:41 PM
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A Buddy pass is a pass given to airline personnel for a friend or a relative.
Beleive me, i've had many pasess and you are guaranteed a seat..on the body of the plane not the bathroom.

These people are just making up rules and pushing people around taking advantage whenever they can.

He should sue and he will win.


As for the seating of the stewardess, take it up with headquarters, idiot.



posted on May, 13 2008 @ 11:49 PM
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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.



posted on May, 14 2008 @ 12:04 AM
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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.
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.
The airlines absorb the cost.



posted on May, 14 2008 @ 06:06 AM
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Sue the moron airline employeers who let someone ride in a plane without even enough seats for them.

DUHHH.



posted on May, 14 2008 @ 03:08 PM
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What very few people know is that this is one of the airlines dirty little secret. The passenger was flying on a buddy pass. These are the passes given to employees that are occasionally sold on the black market (see craigslist). Though he did pay it was nominal compared to a full price fare. What the flying public doesn't know is that these pass holders are treated like second class citizens out of fear that the pass holder will have his/her privilege revoked. This pilot went too far and needs to be punished. If the flight attendant took the jump seat then that’s where she needed to stay the remainder of the flight. Nonreving, thats short for non revenue passenger, is possibly one of the worst ways to fly. I hope a jury awards this guy twice what he is asking for. This will show the airlines to treat these types of passengers better.



posted on May, 18 2008 @ 12:03 PM
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Time in the Toilet, is not the issue, Its that he was ask to sit there, You pay for a seat, you should sit in one, plus some flights have two or more Air Marshalls, employees flying free to get home that should have given up a seat
Wheres MY Lawyer



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