We’ve all heard that airliners do not necessarily take the most direct routes to their destinations. For example, a flight from New York to Lake Tahoe may have a layover in San Francisco before heading East to its final destination. Now here’s where it gets interesting. The flight with Lake Tahoe as destination may cost less than another flight with San Francisco as destination. So getting off the original flight at the layover will save you money. The trouble is, offering this kind of option to travelers can get you sued.
Tag – United Airlines
68 year-old Jean Mamakos, of Huntington, New York, is filing a $5 million lawsuit against United. She was on a trip to Alaska when she tied to change seats. Police handcuffed her, ripped her pants as they dragged her down the aisle, and threw her in jail. Mamokos has been charged with trespassing in the wrong seat. It’s difficult to see how the charge could stick in the absence of a “No Trespassing” sign.