CO Being sued for not accepting cash onboard

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  1. Ygor
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    File this under :rolleyes:

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    I for one, have a question. Why on earth did this tool bag put his credit cards on his checked luggage? I wouldn't want him representing me for even a parking ticket.

    And why didn't the FA just comp him a damn headphone? Sheesh...
    He should sue Apple as well, who will not take cash for some purchases (in a effort to control people buying multiple devices and later selling them on ebay and such) :rolleyes:
     
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    There's already a thread on this; I think it was started earlier today.
     
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    Sorry. I can't find it... You can file me under :rolleyes:
    :D
     
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    :eek:
     
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    It was started by sobore, in General Discussion: Travel. It's been appearing on the MP homepage for forums on and off for most of today.
     
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    The other thread was started about eight hours before this one.
     
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    For once, I bet the attorneys didn't see this one coming.
     
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    Indeed. It would be horribly inappropriate to discuss the topic in the forum dedicated to the operator of the flight and the target of the lawsuit. I cannot believe that someone felt that was a good idea.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    This is where the conversation belongs. I'm off to find the official feedback method. Now back to the topic at hand...

    The guy has a point about acceptance of valid currency. It is also absurd that he put credit cards in checked bags. I'd bet that he didn't.
     
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    I would think of anyone as the Village idiot for putting their credit cards or wallet into checked baggage...I certainly wouldn't want this attorney to represent me however he does bring an interesting premise because not everyone has a Debit/Credit Card...

    I'd surmise it as currency discrimination...you know how we have laws these days to protect innocent citizens...nobody can set up a policy prohibiting any ethnicity from entering stores however if they don't accept Cash...is that not financial discrimination?
     
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    But does one have a RIGHT to purchase someone with cash if the merchant for whatever reason only accepts plastic (or, say, marbles)?
     
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    Legal tender is supposed to be acceptable everywhere. While it is an outmoded means, isn't there a law that says they have to accept it? There is no law that says they have to give change though.
     
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    I think slavery was prohibited by an act of Congress :p

    so I will take that as "the right to purchase something with cash"...

    Legal Tender is supposed to be accepted hence the term "Legal Tender"...
     
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    Apparently not. See the quote from the US Treasury in the other thread -- this post specifically

    http://milepoint.com/forums/threads/airline-sued-over-cashless-cabin-policy.16584/page-2#post-714381

    Arghh, really? No one told me! (or rather my iPad spellchecker, who I think autocorrected some misspelling into "someone")
     
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    Actually, it's the 13th Amendment, as ratified by the states.
     
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    Good think you misquoted it. Otherwise you'd actually have to back up that assertion with fact. ;)

    Until the debt has been incurred there is no obligation to accept "legal tender" to offset said debt. During the dollar coin heyday some banks were putting up a fuss about folks just depositing the coins (no debt) but could not refuse them if they were to pay a mortgage (an extant debt).
     
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    Anyone who puts credit cards into their checked baggage has absolutely no brain whatsoever.:rolleyes:
     
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    Or knows exactly what he is doing... :eek:
     
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    And/Or quite possibly lied about it.
     
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    I'm glad to know I can be of humorous value to you but what I meant was and you asserted it in your post...

    Say I ordered a Bourbon and in the process the FA says they will be back to collect $$...You only have cash and at that point they demand Credit/Debit Only...Debt has already been accrued at the time of transaction so they are obligated to accept it besides the FA is screwed on this transaction.
     
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    CO should offer double the value of headphones as a settlement and then if it wins or loses no more than that amount ask the court to hold plaintiff liable for costs. people like this should be made to pay for tying the courts and putting companies like CO to the cost of defense.

    Co will win if headphones were compatible. If not, question is whether any damages are in order beyond value of headphones. CO's plastic only rule was well known and of long standing. I think the judge cut him off at the knees in holding that plastic only is legal.

    Is CO responsible for his lack of plastic? And I have yet to figure out why he id not ask a fellow passenger to buy him headphones and settle up with that passenger with cash.

    Looks like someone spoiling for a fight.
     
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