The AP is reporting that four Southwest passengers have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that Southwest broke its contract with passengers by skipping important safety inspections… over a period of six years.
The lawsuit is seeking class action status, and will include passengers who traveled on Southwest’s planes from 2002 until this month– though presumably one would have to have flown on an MD-80?
Lew Garrison, a Birmingham lawyer who represents the passengers, said Tuesday the class could include hundreds of thousands of people who traveled on Southwest planes from January 2002 through last month.
Garrison, in a telephone interview, said the lawsuit primarily seeks reimbursement for tickets for those flights on the grounds that the Dallas-based airline did not comply with government regulations and did not honor its contract with its customers.
It’s an interesting argument. Do you think Southwest violated its contract with you by not properly inspecting its planes?
Passengers sue Southwest Airlines over missed inspections Passengers file federal lawsuit against Southwest Airlines citing missed inspections [Charleston Gazette]