Pilot Made Man Sit on Airplane Toilet for 3 Hours

Gokhan Mutlu of Manhattan is suing JetBlue Airways for $2 million because a pilot made him sit on the toilet for 3 hours!

Mutlu was traveling on a a "buddy pass," a standby travel voucher that JetBlue employees give to friends, from New York to San Diego on Feb. 16, and returned to New York on Feb. 23, the lawsuit said.

Initially, Mutlu was told a flight attendant had taken the last seat on the plane, but then he was advised she would sit in the employee "jump seat," meaning he could have the last seat, the lawsuit said.

The pilot told him 1½ hours into the five-hour flight that he would have to relinquish the seat to the flight attendant, court papers say. But the pilot said that Mutlu could not sit in the jump seat because only JetBlue employees were permitted to sit there, the lawsuit said.

When Mutlu expressed reluctance to go sit in the bathroom, the pilot, who was not named in the lawsuit, told him that "he was the pilot, that this was his plane, under his command that (Mutlu) should be grateful for being on board," the lawsuit said.

When the aircraft hit turbulence and passengers were directed to return to their seats, but "the plaintiff had no seat to return to, sitting on a toilet stool with no seat belts," court papers say.

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Wow, that's pretty crass of you Capella. You shouldn't threaten people on the internet because you don't think people are entitled to sue when laws are broken.

If you went to the police about someone hitting your car, would you expect them to respond, "well did you get thrown from your windshield into oncoming traffic where you lost your legs? No? Not worth our time."

Sometimes you have to make a lot of noise to get something done. Also, I don't think Jet Blue was that nice to start with.
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Jeez, there goes a really nice airline.
People need to stop whining, and expecting companies dish out millions because of their "emotional suffering".
Someone should show him what real suffering and endangerment is.
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I am against the frivolous lawsuit, but this is not someone suing the city for their kid stepping in dog poo. This is an airline stepping way over the line. What next?
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