Last Update: Thursday, April 1, 2004. 9:41am (AEST)
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.