9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6 Posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2415 times:
Mr Stephen Graham Olding , 48 years old, British constructor has started sueing Singapore Airlines for letting him drink a glass of pineapple juice with 2 very small pieces of glasses in the glass. Mr Olding said that he flew Singapore Airlines from Bangkok to Hong Kong (Assuming he had a stop via Hong Kong as SQ has no direct flights from Bangkok to Hong Kong) on 26th September 2000. During his flight he drank his girlfriend's pineapple juice, and while drinking he "felt" that there were 2 very small pieces of glasses in the juice, and claimed himself that he was internally injured. 2 days later when he arrived in Hong Kong he went to a local hospital and claimed that he stayed in the hospital for 10 days, paying a deposit of 20,000 HK dollars.
Mr Olding said that he came to Hong Kong to finish a contract with an Australian Glass Company, and provide glasses on-time. However he has to break the contract, that means have to pay a certain amount of penalty, and so he's sueing SQ for NOT preparing the meals onboard properly, causing damage and injuries to passengers. He's now claiming 369,000 HK dollars as a compensation, including accomodation, hospital charges and penalties.
At court yesterday Mr Olding said that while he was drinking the juice he could not see any objects in the glass, only guessing the size when he drank a bit of the pineapple juice. When he stucked a finger into the glass he discovered there were still glasses in it, so he complained to a crew onboard. He said that the crew also stucked a finger into the glass, and also asked Mr. Olding if he's feeling sick.
Defender of Singapore Airlines however, said that they did no recieve any complains. Also from the 4 different medical reports, there were no signs that Mr Olding had any internal injuries caused by the glasses he claimed, or internally bleeding. And according to the crew that had contact with him, he was actually taking alchohol, and was actually drunk, and maybe he was only imagining that there were pieces of glasses in the juice. Defender of Singapore Airlines also said that they will never provide any beverages with glasses.
Case DCPI 145/01 will continue next month on the 22nd at the regional court.
Vh-daq From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2001, 182 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2186 times:
actually sinapore_air the statement released implied or more strongly suggested that it happened during the preparation of the beverage onboard the aircraft therefore leaving singapore liable.
i know that there are some people that are just out to make a quick buck so take everything with a grain of salt but if the story is true i totally agree with the gentleman and SQ should be forced to pay all damages!
Ex_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1436 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2154 times:
There are too many idiots out there trying to take airlines for a ride. I can write a book about the their antics. Passengers returning from holiday in Bali claim their bags have been pilfered, and they inevitably have cashmere or mohair sweaters in there. blah blah blah blah....
Easyjet737 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 10 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2025 times:
Erm he works for a glass company?
Maybe he planned it so that he could sue them and placed the glass in it himself or maybe because he worked with glass and was drunk made the alligation because he has alot of knowledge of the glass industry and is just barking mad!
Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1978 times:
The only testimony that will actually matter (if it were tried in the States) would be from the doctor. Since he can determine:
The extent of the injury;
The likely cause of the injury (i.e. sharp object, virus, bacteria, etc.)
Prognosis for recovery.
If there was glass, then SQ is to blame. I'm a bit concerned about 10 days in the hospital--even for such a potentially hazardous problem.
I'll be the first to say, that in all likelihood, unless glass was actually found, it was ice. And the illness is unrelated.
I have access to a lawsuit database..the suits/claims against airlines are relatively non-existant when compared to car dealerships and motor vehicle accidents.
SKYHAWK From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1958 times:
This guy claimed there was glass bits in his pineapple juice, yet he seems to have no proof at all. Strange isn't it? After all, without trying to sound gross or anything else, if he drank glass, at some point he would be able to retrieve the same bits. The hospital would have been able to do this in much less than 10 days.