A 15-year-old girl is removed from a Spirit Airlines flight due to overbooking, while her unbeknownst mother and brother sit in the back of the plane — and don’t realize until halfway through the flight.
While it may sound like the scene out of a movie like Flightplan or Home Alone 2, a Michigan woman claims it happened to her.
Stacy Giordano says she was flying with her daughter and son from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. to Detroit, Mich., in April of 2018, when the family had to switch planes in Tampa, ABC 15 reports.
Two female JetBlue crew members claim they and a third women were drugged by two pilots for the airline, and that one of those pilots also raped them and intentionally passed on a sexually transmitted disease, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.
The plaintiffs, referred to in the suit as Jane Doe 1, of Riverton, Utah, and Jane Doe 2, of Fort Worth, Texas, say the incident occurred in San Juan, Puerto Rico in May 2018. The women had just completed their shift on a flight from Washington, D.C., to Puerto Rico, and checked into the Intercontinental Hotel in San Juan. They then headed to the beach together, where they met Eric Johnson and Dan Watson, the defendants. After a brief chat, they learned the men were JetBlue pilots.
Southwest Airlines’ declared state of operational emergency (SOE) remained in effect at three of the carrier’s major mechanics bases on Thursday, as the SOE enters its fourth week.
Sources inside the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) and a Southwest spokeswoman confirmed late Thursday that the SOE remains in effect in Houston and Los Angeles, plus in Dallas, where Southwest has its largest mechanics base with more than 850 on staff. More than 2,400 Southwest mechanics belong to AMFA.
A man has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against both American Airlines Inc. and SkyWest Airlines Inc., alleging negligence.
Stephen Keys says one of his pinky fingers was caught in an airline armrest mechanism for nearly an hour during a flight to Los Angeles.
SkyWest commented, “We worked with our partner American to reach out to Mr. Keys regarding his bruised finger and look forward to swiftly resolving this matter. Due to the ongoing litigation, we cannot comment further.”
The complaint alleges the injury to his finger left him unable to perform routine tasks as driving and playing with his children. It also says Mr. Keys experienced weeks of intense pain and severe emotional distress.