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View Poll Results: Should an airline be required by law to protect 14-year-olds from unruly passengers?
Yes 10 21.74%
No 29 63.04%
Not sure 7 15.22%
Voters: 46. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-13-2010, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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A Chicago-area man is suing Southwest Airlines, saying its flight attendants failed to protect his 14-year-old son from an older female passenger who made sexual advances toward him and offered him illegal drugs during a flight to Florida.
Man says teen son was sexually harassed on flight - Travel - News - msnbc.com

Should he be going after Southwest - or the woman who offered sex and drugs to his son?
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:03 PM
 
Location: California
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If the boy asked for help as the article stated I think the airline should take some responsibility.
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Here
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Another fine example of why we need a Loser Pays system.
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Man says teen son was sexually harassed on flight - Travel - News - msnbc.com

Should he be going after Southwest - or the woman who offered sex and drugs to his son?
of course he is going after the money and that is the airline. This is another reason we need Tort Reform and need it now.

NIta
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:16 PM
 
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Man says teen son was sexually harassed on flight - Travel - News - msnbc.com

Should he be going after Southwest - or the woman who offered sex and drugs to his son?
Honestly I would have said no. Sue the offending woman in question and I hope they beat the daylights out of her in court.

However, he did repeatedly request for help from employees, and that's where the airline is dead to rights wrong. If the genders were reversed would you change your mind? What if the sexual orientation were reversed? Fair is fair is fair if equality were the true objective. When it's not it's just a game of opportunist cards. Correct? Equal rights means I have to stand up for boys too.
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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No. This is between two individuals. Let them go at it. SWA is being dragged in for monetary purposes and chances are pretty good there is a lie involved.
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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If the genders were reversed would you change your mind? What if the sexual orientation were reversed?
Good points.

If it were a man hitting on a 14-year-old girl, people would be totally outraged. The same would be true if it had been a man who was hitting on the 14-year-old boy.
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:19 PM
 
Location: California
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My question is, can any of this be proved? Were there witnesses or is it just the boys word? The article doesn't give any details so it will just have to be determined via the legal system.
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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Man says teen son was sexually harassed on flight - Travel - News - msnbc.com

Should he be going after Southwest - or the woman who offered sex and drugs to his son?
If he paid the unaccompanied minor fee that is supposed to include supervision and oversight, then yes, Southwest should be held accountable. He should sue the woman as a matter of course.
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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Good points.

If it were a man hitting on a 14-year-old girl, people would be totally outraged. The same would be true if it had been a man who was hitting on the 14-year-old boy.
Exactly.
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