Delta staff ‘tell California couple they could be jailed’ because yet again, the airline overbooked the flight and even though the parents bought the seats legally, they were chosen because they could be muscled into holding the children in their laps instead of PAID seats! Isn’t this just jolly.
A California couple were told they’d be sent to jail if they did not give up their two-year-old son’s seat on a Delta flight, they have claimed.
Yes, cops were called. The airline was adamant. They were going to ‘fill more seats’ no matter who owned what tickets. This is true ‘cattle class’ stuff. The parents were supposed to be very inconvenienced after being seated because the plane’s sales were rotten.
That is, they lied to people and sold tickets that could not be honored except if they harmed other passengers who bought tickets and were already seated. Note how in all these videos, the airlines claim ‘the customer is always wrong’.
Brian and Brittany Schear allege they were also told their children would be taken from them, and have now demanded an apology.
We can hear it on the video. Yes, they used threats.
It is the latest controversy around overbooked flights in the US.
Where is Congress? Why isn’t this made illegal?
Mr Schear claims a member of airline staff told him: ‘You have to give up the seat or you’re going to jail, your wife is going to jail and they’ll take your kids from you.’
Initially the two youngest children were going to sit on their parents’ laps, but when their teenage son opted to travel on another flight – having had a seat booked – they seated Grayson in his seat instead.
In a statement to CBS, the airline said: ‘We are sorry for what this family experienced. Our team has reached out, and we will be talking with them to better understand what happened and come to a resolution.’
What resolution? Aside from being sued, of course. This is the only course victims of this rampant false advertising, false services, has. Sue everyone for every penny possible.
The emotional stress and other harm that comes from this business practice is very much like other odious business practices: when you harm customers, this is bad for business and should be also illegal.
I still remember when banks were very abusive in the 1970’s. Going to the bank was like going into hell. I had so many fights including one bank literally stealing my money because they made a mistake.
My tool in that case was to stand outside the front doors and loudly tell everyone what was going on inside. This worked wonderfully. Today, we put this garbage on You Tube so people can see what is really going on.