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Old 07-24-2010, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Danielle Covarrubias was understandably upset when she discovered that American Airlines had lost her suitcase, but she became really mad when the airline then refused to refund her $25 baggage fee. That's when she decided to sue American Airlines for $5 million.

American Airlines Sued for $5 million for Refusing $25 Baggage Fee Refund - ABC News
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Sputnik Planitia
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I love this woman!
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I'd be completely against this if I didn't hate AA
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Old 07-24-2010, 01:04 PM
 
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I'm on the fence as the article said it was unclear if she filed the paperwork for the lost luggage...or not. Did I read that right?

Technically it costs $25 for either your luggage or the compensation of it's contents (when they lose your luggage and you file a claim). But to get the $25 back PLUS compensation....well, you had to pay the $25 to get it.

So, in this case-without all the information- I side with the airline.

Despite consumer groups outcries....the 'name' of the fee will change to processing/handling fee. And that fee is so that in the event your luggage is lost, you can file a claim.
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Old 07-24-2010, 03:54 PM
 
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Danielle Covarrubias was understandably upset when she discovered that American Airlines had lost her suitcase, but she became really mad when the airline then refused to refund her $25 baggage fee. That's when she decided to sue American Airlines for $5 million.

American Airlines Sued for $5 million for Refusing $25 Baggage Fee Refund - ABC News

It is a publicity stunt ... and since a network picked up on it, IT WORKED!!

I have a friend who is being sued for $100 MILLION as a cockroach crawled across the counter in one of his rental units. The shame is, the friend recently died and his widow has to deal with the idiot.
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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The article says this:
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"We already do allow customers to include a checked bag charge refund request in their baggage claim if they file one for other damages and the claim is accepted for full or partial payment," said the spokesman, Tim Smith.

It was unclear whether Covarrubias filed such a claim.
So as long as she checks the box for the refund of her fee, she'll likely get it. I don't understand why she's suing.
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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Lawsuits in this county are totally out of control. Why because most politicians are lawyers and it is an inbred system that looks after its own. It is killing us on the world economic stage. It is a lottery jackpot waiting for the lucky few. It is costing the rest of us big bucks. amen
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:46 PM
 
Location: southern california
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lawsuits have become big business in this country.
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Texas
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lawsuits have become big business in this country.
Absolutely. The lawyers in Texas freaked out about tort reform because it was killing an industry...SUING PEOPLE FOR MALPRACTICE SHOULD NOT BE AN INDUSTRY!!!!

So much for trying to 'protect' the consumer.
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