Airline sued for not warning of alcohol consumption dangers

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    Airline sued for not warning of alcohol consumption dangers

    A man who fell on an escalator at a Florida airport after drinking on a flight has filed a suit against US Airways for not having warned him of the dangers of in-flight alcohol consumption, local media reported.

    Floyd Schuler, 61, filed a suit in Fort Myers, Florida, seeking damages of at least $15,000, the Naples Daily News reported.

    "US Airways failed to warn (Schuler) and its other passengers of the increased effect that consumption of alcoholic beverages has on airline passengers who consume alcoholic beverages while in flight and while flying at night," according to the lawsuit.

    A spokeswoman for the airline, Amy Kudwa, declined to comment on the case.

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  3. by   duckboy20
    Absolutely Rediculous! Like the guy who sued Winnebago after he bought one and took it to a football game. On the way home he decided that he was going to put it in cruise and go back and fix himself a drink. After the wreck he said that he didn't know you could do that so he sued Winnebago, one a ton of money and pretty much forced them to change their owners manuals for that idiot!
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    So what happens after someone's warned and gets toasted anyway? A a member of the airline crew comes along and slaps your hands and says "non-no, bad passenger, babd, bad passenger!"

    I swear people expect businesses and the government to be their parents when they grow up. Hello, personal responsibility???
  5. by   suzanne4
    Perhaps, they will just stop serving alcohol in flight, or just allow the one bottle of wine with your meal. Personally I don't drink, but I was flying just back from Singapore and their were two gentlemen on the flight that were already flying and they still had another flight ot go back to Europe. Hoepfully they were going to fall asleep or their poor seat neighbors.....
  6. by   traumaRUs
    Personal responsibility!!!
  7. by   nursedawn67
    Sort of like the person who sued because they spilled their coffee and it was hot...imagine that HOT coffee...who would have thought of such a thing?!?!?!?!

    What's that song...Here's your sign.
  8. by   Energizer Bunny
    People today will do anything to try to make a buck! The problem is, it's not so unbelievable anymore because these dumb things are happening more and more often!
  9. by   Rustyhammer
    Hmmmm..... . o 0 (I wonder who I can sue?)
  10. by   Nurse Ratched
    Um, I want to sue the makers of Tequila for a couple of things......
  11. by   Rustyhammer
    Quote from Nurse Ratched
    Um, I want to sue the makers of Tequila for a couple of things......
    Care to share?

  12. by   gwenith

    I'm getting over the worst hangover that I've ever had before
    The first was whisky the second was gin
    The third was a beer with a cigarette in
    There's no explaining the one remianing - it's over the kitchen floor
    Oh I'm getting over the worst hangover that I 've ever had before!!!!
  13. by   oramar
    I heard somewhere that the airlines have been under pressure for sometime to limit passenger alcohol intake. Unfortunately, they resist because they make money from it. Apparently, most of the time when passengers get out of control alcohol is involved. I think people should start to sue because they have been subjected to the obnoxious behavior of intoxicated persons. I hope some judge throws that out anyway, it is a one of those lawsuits that are obviously out to gouge someone.
  14. by   gwenith
    Actually Like you I am personnally against alcohol being served on planes - after all - why???? If we do not allow smoking - why should we allow alcohol.