Can I Sue the Airline for lying to Me?
Before judging me, please read my entire question. I am 30 years old and for the past three years have lived with my Mom and Dad because I didn't have a job to support myself. They've paid all my bills and supported me. Recently I have felt guilty that I don't do anything for them in exchange for them letting me crash. So this weekend I surprised them by telling them I was taking them to Miami for a three day get away, and I was going to take care of the airfare. In the middle of the night it dawned on me how easy it would be to get us roundtrip tickets without having to pay a dime! This was the best idea I had ever had, something I was shocked no one had thought of before. They actually were excited by the proposal, and my Dad booked a reasonable hotel by the beach in advance. My mom kept asking me how I could afford the round-trip tickets for the three of us, but I told her not to worry, I had it under control. My mother made sure to request time off her job as well, Dad's already retired. When we got to the airport Mom asked me which airline we were flying. I thought about this, then I began laughing hysterically- it was THAT great a moment to realize. "Which one do you want?" I asked back to her. My mother didn't seem to get the wonderfulness about the situation, as she balked a bit and said "Didn't you book the tickets?" I decided to just go with American Airlines. I told my parents to wait by check-in desk and I would handle everything. The ticket agent said 'next' and I was ready to go. "Hi, I would like three stand-by seats for a flight going to Miami, anytime in the next two hours would be great." I was confident and happy I was doing this so smoothly. The ticketing agent seemed confused. "Sir didn't you book your tickets already?" "No. I figured that most of the flights out of airports have empty seats on them, as they were empty the last time I flew on one of them. No one's sitting in them, and it seems a waste not to have people there. So Im sure you have a plane with three seats open and ready. Its cool if they're coach too, I'm lenient." When the lady told me that unfortunately that's not how things worked and that I still had to pay, I was furious. I tried arguing with her, but then security came over to see what the commotion was all about. So did my parents. When it was disclosed to my Mom and Dad I had never bought the tickets, they were even more pissed. Dad checked to see how much last-minute flights would cost to Florida, and it turned out to be a whoppning $1,200 per person. Obviously we left the airport and back home, and now neither of my parents are speaking to me. And my mom recently told me she wants me out of the house and getting a job, since I was old enough. MY question is why can't I sue the Goddamn airport! THOSE planes have empty seats all the damn time with no body in them. The ticket lady could have easily 'snuck' us on a flight, and it would have been fine. What company do I go through to sue them (won't mention the airport, lets just say its located in Omaha, Nebraska).
Asked By: Harry Oden - 3/26/2012
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Sorry but you needed to book the seats and pay for the tickets. Your parents have a right to be upset. You Lied to them!
Answered By: Kim - 3/26/2012
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I needed a good laugh. If this is true, your parents have failed.
Answered By: Hamezz - 3/26/2012
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