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Old 09-04-2006, 09:51 PM   #1
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This can be classified as a bonehead (or one of the stupidest lawsuits in the world).

Passengers on a flight from France to Mauritius have filed suit against Air France after musician Bonnie Tyler performed a song at the request of the co-pilot.

http://upi.com/NewsTrack/view.php?StoryID=...03-115408-7985r
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Old 09-05-2006, 07:03 AM   #2
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Or could it be passengers who are tired of having to act straight and narrow, cannot get up from seats, cannot act "out of the ordinary" without the threat of being arrested?
What if a passenger approached the singer and asked to sing to a passenger who was heading to vacation? I am not saying they are right, I know there are precautions in place for a reason, perhaps the passengers are simply turning the tables on the airline to follow their own rules.
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Old 09-06-2006, 12:11 AM   #3
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Or could it be passengers who are tired of having to act straight and narrow, cannot get up from seats, cannot act "out of the ordinary" without the threat of being arrested?
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perhaps the passengers are simply turning the tables on the airline to follow their own rules.
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Exactly which rule is the airline breaking?

As an attorney, this is the type of nonsensical lawsuit which makes attorneys look bad.
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Old 09-06-2006, 12:53 AM   #4
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(clarkef @ Sep 6 2006, 01:11 AM) [snapback]36389[/snapback]</div>
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Exactly which rule is the airline breaking?

As an attorney, this is the type of nonsensical lawsuit which makes attorneys look bad.
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I don't think the passengers are complaining about a specific rule being broken. They are complaining that they were traumatized by the "retirement party" going on for the co-pilot, which was culminated with Bonnie Tyler's singing of her old hit, "Total Eclipse of the Heart," during which they felt neither the pilot or co-pilot was paying enough attention to their jobs to safely fly the plane. Of course, I'd like to know how they could come to that conclusion, but that's another question.

It sounds like complete and total bunk to me, and that they're just trying to extort some cash from Air France via the legal system. Do you think they have a Philadelphia lawyer?

We'll see what happens.
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