HALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1324 posts, RR: 17 Posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 11489 times:
A passenger travelling on a Hawaiian Airlines flight last summer from HNL to PPG has been ordered to compensate HA $19,000.00+, after he was convicted of assaulting a flight attendant during the flight. After the assault, the flight was diverted back to HNL where the passenger was arrested. HA claimed that the diversion cost the company $19,000, and was awarded this amount by a federal court.
Kaukau From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 106 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 11250 times:
Aloha, HALFA! Howzit?
That's awesome! Good luck collecting it though, eh. Folks in PPG don't have a pot to piss in, for the most part. Go on vacation once every ten years and don't know how to act on an airplane. They're lucky you still fly to PPG, as far as I can tell. Anyway, we're just waiting to head over to HNL and get on HA8, the red-eye to Vegas, tonight! Love your posts, love HA!!!
BY188B From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 701 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5702 times:
Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 4): I wonder if that 19000 will be divided amongst the passengers for compensation and delays, or dissapear into the companies shareholders as dividends for a good days work ?
Probably goes on the extra fuel, airports fees and the costs of transferring passengers who missed their connection due to this passengers actions.
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Centrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3597 posts, RR: 21 Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2580 times:
Didn't a judge a few years back order the same thing to a man on an NW flight from NRT-MSP? He got drunk and started becoming dangerous. They had to dump fuel and land at ANC. The man had to write appology letters to all passengers, write an essay about the environmental impact of fuel dumping and pay a big wad of cash to the airline.
Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
Kaukau From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 106 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2267 times:
I was chatting up some of the crew on the HA flights I just took about this, and two of the more memorable comments fom the crew were: "What's he gonna pay with? Breadfruit?", and, "I only know one Samoan who's got money: our Mayor!" (Mufi Hannemann, the Mayor of Honolulu.) And P.S. I was told that the FA that got punched is one of the nicest, kindest and most popular FA's in the entire HA system; and a regular on the PPG route. So everyone on board was doubly mad at the idiot who punched him. Let this be a lesson to all the idiots out there!
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2123 times:
Quoting BHXFAOTIPYYC (Reply 10): Except as WorkFlyer said, it isn't so awesome when the guy only has to pay $25 a month because he "can't afford" any more. What's the betting this clown even defaults on this amount too.
A precident has however been set. US$25 a month or not, the deal is done and it will make it easier for airlines to sue for and collect compensation for these diversions. . . . it's about time.
Quoting Gigneil (Reply 11): If I'm not mistaken, Samoans are US citizens, at least from American Samoa.
WJ From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 339 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2090 times:
I just love stuff like this. This case aside, every time some moron creates an inconvenience for the people around them they should be held liable. Next time it wont be a poor samoan, but a wealthy businessman who got drunk and biligerent and he will be forced to pay $100,000. As long as the precedents are being set, I'm happy.
777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2402 posts, RR: 3 Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2039 times:
Quoting WJ (Reply 16): This case aside, every time some moron creates an inconvenience for the people around them they should be held liable.
No doubt. I would assume that if HA has a "no-fly list", this dolt would be on it. Perhaps that could serve as a preview of what's to come should the American Samoan governor get his wish: just try getting back to HNL or the US mainland without HA.
Sad truth is, with the litigious nature of most Americans these days, it's usually the airline, the government, or someone else's fault. It's about time that people - regardless of color, personal wealth, or status - be held accountable for their behavior.