Lawsuit madness: The airline lost his Xbox!
At the time of this writing, a US Airways spokesperson stated that the airline was unaware of the lawsuit. She did note however that the liability for lost luggage is limited to $3,300 per bag, by federal regulation. The 21-year-old, owner of an Xbox with a specialized hard drive, is apparently demanding compensation for the game console, and damages for weeks of getting the run-around.
The story from Cincinnati.com states: The suit seeks to have the airline pay him $1,700 for the loss of the gaming system and for "non-economic distress" of at least $25,000, but "in the maximum amount allowable by law or, in the alternative, in the sum of $1,000,000."
Valerie Wunder, a spokesperson for the airline, stated in an email response to the lawsuit, " Our publicly available baggage policies specifically exclude liability for electronics checked in luggage."
I guess it might be advantageous to read airline baggage policies before leaving the ground.