JetBlue flyer sues after being made to sit on toilet
A New York City man is suing JetBlue Airways Corp. for more than $2 million because he says a pilot made him give up his seat to a flight attendant and sit on the toilet for more than three hours on a flight from California.
Manhattanite Gokhan Mutlu is suing the budget airline after the pilot told him to vacate his seat and "go hang out in the bathroom" for 90 minutes because the flight attendant had complained that her seat was uncomfortable, according to court papers. When the plane hit turbulence and the pilot directed passengers to return to their seats, "the plaintiff had no seat to return to, sitting on a toilet stool with no seat belts," according to his suit. That could've gotten messy!
This was one of those stories that's so ridiculous I can't think of anything to say. Perhaps JetBlue, which prides itself on its no-frills service with low prices, should begin offering discounted fares for passengers willing to sit on the toilet.
If the allegations outlined in the lawsuit are even remotely accurate, some people at JetBlue definitely need to lose their jobs.