Flier sues Southwest, says owed 45 free drinks

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  1. Horse
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    (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co was sued by an Illinois man over the discount carrier's decision to stop honoring coupons for free alcoholic drinks, which it had given to select travelers and which lacked expiration dates.

    The plaintiff Adam Levitt said Southwest had for years awarded customers like him, who bought tickets through its premium-priced "Business Select" program, hundreds of thousands of coupons for the drinks, which would otherwise cost $5 each.

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  2. Gargoyle
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    This will remind some people of the old Delta miles. :)

    If, as described, the coupons lack expiration dates and there is no other conflicting TOC, I hope he wins his case.
     
  3. Lyssa
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    It will be interesting to see how it turns out.
     
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    Anybody hear and updates on this?
    I'm saving about 80 that I have in case something ever comes of this..
     
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    Southwest Airlines has won the dismissal of part of a US federal lawsuit by passengers who said the discount carrier improperly stopped honouring coupons for free alcoholic drinks, where the coupons had no expiry dates.
    http://news.airwise.com/story/view/1331035278.html
     
  6. TravelGuy1965
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    Has anyone seen any final update on the "breach of contract claim" that did survive in the updated link above?
    In going through some old files I found my ~80 old drink tickets and wondering if anything came of it where we get something for them.
     
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    Keep a few on you while flying. Use them when a flight is delayed. That will work two-thirds of the time.
     
  8. GenevaFlyer
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    Here's the outcome:

    http://dockets.justia.com/docket/illinois/ilndce/1:2011cv08176/262451

    Cheers,

    GenevaFlyer
     
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    That only stats that the Plaintiff's attorney made good money off of this. Did the Plaintiff get anything besides 45 drinks?
     
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    Reading the judgment/settlement itself:

    GenevaFlyer
     
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    SW should have just sent him a case of Scotch and called it a day :)
     
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    These kind of frivilous lawsuits iritate the heck out of me. Seriously...how was this guy damaged by SW canceling the coupons? All the time and money spent wasted in Federal Court over such drivel.
     
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    They could have reduced the length of this fight if they had told the lawyers that they would be paid in drink coupons :)

    GenevaFlyer
     
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    He could have made more money selling them on Ebay, most of the time the FA will just give you the drink, and leave the can also.
     
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    I just ran across an old drink coupon the other day and wondered what to do with it. I guess now the only option is to trash it, or are they still using them?
     
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    I would check the link I provided on the settlement. It seems that you should be able to claim a new drink voucher, valid for 1 year from date of issue.

    Cheers,

    GenevaFlyer
     

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