Fri, Feb 02, 2007
Sues For $5.5 Million After Bumped From Flight
Occasionally, we'll come
across a story that makes us feel slightly queasy. Usually, those
stories have to do with user fees... but this one certainly
A 73-year-old Manhattan woman is suing JetBlue, after she was
allegedly removed from a flight for asking if she could have a
super-sized airsickness bag.
If you pause to consider why a person would ask for such a
container... yeah, you're right. The New York Daily News says
Phyllis Gershon was afraid the flight back home from Burbank, CA
would make her ill -- more ill than most -- and she wanted to be
In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court this week, Gershon
states the cabin crew argued with her over her request... before
pulling her off the October flight completely.
Gershon says she told two airline employees she was already
feeling queasy. The Daily News adds she pulled out "a
three-day-old, half-eaten sandwich" to make her case. We're not
exactly sure why, unless she intended to make the cabin crew feel
"It was a nightmare," Gershon said of the experience. "I've had
nightmares about it," adding the experience made her feel "she had
been accused of being a terrorist."
The lawsuit asks for $5.5 million to help Gershon calm her
nightmares. JetBlue declined to comment on the matter.
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