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United Airlines Sued by Flight Attendants Over Sports Charter Staffing

Two of United Airlines' veteran flight attendants filed suit against their employer in a California court on Friday. According to a report by USA TODAY, who obtained a copy of the lawsuit, flight attendants Kim Guillory and Sharon Tesler claim United is staffing their athletic team charter flights with flight attendants who are "young, white, female, and predominately blond/blue-eyed.” Guillory, a Black woman, and Tesler, a Jewish woman, both "over the age of 39," claim United’s sports charters have flown the past…

Hong Kong Airlines Facing New Lawsuit Over Leased Aircraft

The year 2019 came to a startling and difficult end for Hong Kong Airlines as a second airline leasing company sued the airline over delinquencies on a pair of aircraft. Dublin-based Awas Leasing One filed a lawsuit in Hong Kong accusing the struggling airline of failing to pay over $2.9…

JetBlue Founder David Neeleman Being Sued By Canadian Startup

Canadian startup carrier Canada Jetlines has filed a lawsuit against David Neeleman and two of his companies after alleging that Neeleman and his companies derailed Jetlines' financial plans when they poached Jetlines' CEO Lukas Johnson. In the lawsuit, Jetlines is seeking $27 million USD in damages as they believe that…

Hidden Bag Fees Bring Spirit to Court

The Manhattan-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday that Spirit Airlines could face a lawsuit from passengers who booked flights through third-party travel sites Expedia, Priceline, Travelocity and Cheapoair. According to the decision, the 22 passengers who had previously been party to a the lawsuit can sue…

American Files Lawsuit Against Maintenance Unions

Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the Transport Workers Union (TWU). The airline cites that the two unions, which support the carrier's maintenance employees, have organized a work slowdown that has affected…

European Travel Agency to Protect Passengers Against Ambiguous Ticket Conditions…

A few weeks ago, a news piece fueled strong emotions in social media as reports alleged Lufthansa was planning a lawsuit against a passenger for not boarding the last leg of his journey from Seattle to Stockholm via Frankfurt. The process, called "hidden city ticketing" is common since connecting itineraries…

MRJ Receives Lifeline from Parent Company, Lawsuit from Bombardier

With another week going by, the ongoing Mitsubishi Regional Jet testing program has hit yet another snag that could delay the Japanese jet further. The company has been sued by Montreal-based Bombardier Aerospace for stealing Bombardier testing and aircraft manufacturing practices in recent months. The court case will be held…

Southwest Airlines Agrees to Pay $15 Million to Settle Collusion…

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines has agreed to pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the airline, along with major carriers American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines of collusion and conspiring to raise fares by reducing seating capacity on their flights. In simple terms, collusion is basically an agreement…