Avilitigator From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 214 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2569 times:
Plaintiffs can ask for anything they want. I've seen lawsuits from prisoners demanding ONE TRILLION DOLLARS (brouhahahahaha!). Whether they can prove their damages, let alone show liability on the part of the defendants, is another thing. If anything, they should get a new cat carrier and visit the local SPCA for a new cat.
B767-400er From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2000, 290 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2569 times:
So, their cat digs a hole out of their crate, bust the door and gets out. I'm sorry, but I don't see where the airline comes in other then the fact their riding on the airline's aircraft. The cargo people, ok, maybe they did handle it a little carelessly. And people at the airport, what did they do? These people are the ones that are making us Canadians look like fools. What's next, infliction of emotional distress due to excessive bumps on taxiways? I say give them $100 for a new cat, and name it "Fu...*king mentally unstable people trying to rip an airline off".
AWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2556 times:
Hmmm...... Looks like the cat Fu da coup!
At fifteen, the poor cat probably didn't survive the trauma of being stuck in the cargo hold on such a long flight, anyway. However, that doesn't explain the damaged cage.
Seems like an X-File to me. I suppose the folks at Air Canada will be contacting Maulder and Scully to investigate this one.
Canadi>nBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2464 times:
ACG, I agree. Once, our family flew our Cocker Spaniel from YVR-YYZ. That poor animal was indeed upset and stressed at the journey. We never did that to him again. I remember flying AC YYZ-YVR in 1999. I was at the back of the A340, and before engine start and push-back, I and fellow pax could hear
a poor dog whining and crying from below deck. It was most upsetting to hear.
P.S: Even though it was a cat, it was still a beloved pet to that family, and
for that, I'm sorry to hear of its gone missing. But $5 million?? LOL.
Bobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2311 times:
I've seen roasted cats sold in rotisserie ovens in
southern China during a trip several years ago.
(can't remember the name, but it's the province
a few hundred miles west of Hong Kong, can someone
tell me what province that is?)
The cats are cooked just like Boston Market's rotisserie
chickens. I was somewhat sickened by the sight,
but I have to admit it did smell rather nice.(probably
tasted like chicken, too!) I own several large cats
and I've never looked at them the same way after that trip.
Anyway, I just realized that this couple is asking for
USD $5,000,000. Do they know that airlines don't even
pay that much when a human dies in a crash?
Yes, give them compensation. Not $5 mil. If it were up
to me, I'd say somewhere around $30000. I spend roughly
$2000 a year on each one of my cats.(cat food, litter, vet
visits, white mice, etc....) Their cat was 15 years old,
so 15 x $2000 and the total is $30000. Of course, don't
forget the initial cost of the cat, which was $250....
AWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2260 times:
If anything, I think they should base it on the life expectancy of the cat. If the cat had... say... about two years left to go, then, pay the determined equivelent (in your case, $4Gs) as compensation.