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JetBlue nightmare

Discussion in 'Discrimination & Sexual Harassment' started by barbyitaly, Mar 8, 2017.

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  1. barbyitaly

    barbyitaly Law Topic Starter New Member

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    About a year ago during summer I was traveling internationally on a JetBlue aircraft. One of the crew member got upset because my daughter (at the toime 15 yrs old) was taking too long to put her luggage away and threatened her to kick her off the flight. I could hear the conversation from 2 rows down so I approached the crew member and calmly I told her that I didn't appreciate her tone talking to my child and the threatening was unnecessary she was just taking her book and blanket out she ll be done in a second with my help . Another crew member approached me and standing behind the person I was talking to reached out for my forearm and squeezed it,telling me to look at him in the eyes he also added for me to shut my crap up or he ll kick us off the flight. He kept squeezing my arm harder and harder asking me to reply yes sir, and to keep my mouth shut. I asked him to let go of my arm but he wouldn't and kept repeating Himself while adding pressure to my arm.I was in shock i started shacking and I got scared so I finally said "Yes sir " he let go of me and I and walked back to my sit. My husband didn't see any of it but saw the look on my face as I was walking back to my sit. As I was explaining to him what happened the same crew member that grabbed me walked right back to my sit and told us I had to get off the flight. At that point my children were confused and my husband started asking him
    Why, the man kept yelling that I needed to get off, my children were scared and started crying it was so aftert 15 minutes of drama we were escorted out and all 9 of us were kicked off the flight. I missed my mom surprise birthday because we had to spend the night at the airport to catch the next flight to our destination. They changed our tickets with out charge but made us pay for all expenses for the overnight stay. our vacation was ruined, I was traumatized and couldn't stop thinking of the man eyes and threats. My children at the time (15,10,8,5) also were so scared and talking about the whole time we were away . It was a very dramatic experience and I couldn't shake this stranger touched me making me feel fragile and vulnerable. When I got back home I called the corporate office and I asked them to look at their cameras right by the pilot cabin (that where it all happened) and after investigating they offer me to reimburse my hotel stay and give me $900.00 credit to apply to my next flight.
    It has been 2 yrs and everytime I have to fly somewhere I start shaking and my heart raises. I get panic attackand I get nervous and intimitaded by any flight attended that approaches me, I guess in my head they can just do whatever they want. One word and I am kicked off the flight and my plan will change at my own expense. At times out of the blue just by thinking of that day, I get angry and start to cry like a little girl that was scolded and obeyed to a total stranger. I still have nightmares about crew members and traveling. I feel like justice was not served I want to know if I can still report the physical
    Abuse that I have been trying to shake off for the past year and half. thank you for your time .
     
  2. hrforme

    hrforme Active Member

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    I suggest you speak with a therapist on how to move past the experience and cognitive behavior therapy to have replacement behaviors when you start to get upset.

    Did you take the reimbursement and credit that they offered after the investigation, even if never used? If so, that might preclude you from filing any other type of claim. And it probably stated that they were not admitting any wrongdoing by giving you that settlement. It may even have had a confidentiality agreement. So you really need to look at what you got at the end of the investigation. And realize that the only thing that can change in this situation is how you react to the past and how you let it control your future.

    I understand becoming a mama bear protecting your child. But the place to do that is not on an airplane before takeoff or during flight unless it is something way more wrong than the attendant speaking to your daughter in a "wrong" tone. Instead it would have been better to file the complaint as you left the plane at your destination.
     
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  3. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Why didn't you file a police report accusing the the person who "squeezed" your arm of battery or assault with the local police agency?

    If things are as you say, his "squeeze" was unwarranted, unnecessary, and extreme.

    If things are as you recite, that's unusual.

    Why?

    The airline purportedly had video to substantiate your claims.
    I'm pretty certain one of your traveling companions would have had some video, too, or others on the plane.
     
  4. mightymoose

    mightymoose Moderator

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    It is too far in the past. Nobody will take any action on anything you report at this point.

    Personally, I would not consider the offer to reimburse your overnight expenses as an indication that JetBlue was admitting any fault.

    That you say it took 15 minutes and an escort to remove you from the plane seems to support the crew's decision.

    Perhaps you should just leave this in the past and move on?
     
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    army judge Super Moderator

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    I didn't post the news accounts of this event, but the information is out there of you want to search for it.

    The news accounts paint a very different account of how this went down.

    I bet the police report would also show a different perspective.

    "hrforme's" suggestion to seek therapy was certainly sound.
    Therapy or even counseling can help people break through these events, assuming one is willing to do the work to grow and recover.
     
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  6. barbyitaly

    barbyitaly Law Topic Starter New Member

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    They did have videos and that s why they offered me a credit! I wasn't thinking straight at the time that this happen , to file a police report. I guess I am. It perfect. My reaction was to go to customer service desk . why am I justifying my self with you. If you don't have any suggestion to make don't make any assumption either!
     
  7. barbyitaly

    barbyitaly Law Topic Starter New Member

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    There was no police report filed and no news were published regarding this acceding you are confusing the accident about jet blue kicking out the "crying baby parents " not us wrong reference !
     
  8. barbyitaly

    barbyitaly Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Oh my God thank you so much for your reply I find it very helpful ! I will move on now because you said so
     
  9. mightymoose

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    Not true. I found several news stories after this was pointed out above.

    Google search:
    jetblue family removed -Ivanka

    Anything look familiar?
     
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  10. barbyitaly

    barbyitaly Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I am sorry but I don't agree. This is physical abuse we are talking about. You could have still kicked me off the plane with out having to touch me and threaten me. I did exactly what he told me to do abs we still got kicked off the plane. No I didn't take their offer and no paperwork were signed.
     
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    barbyitaly Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Whatever you found it is not referring to us! What airport ? When ? I can't see any link above
     
  12. barbyitaly

    barbyitaly Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I got off the plane I don't know who recorded. My husband was not worried about recording...... smh
     
  13. mightymoose

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    True, which is why you should have made a timely report. It has been too long. It is too late to take action.
     
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    barbyitaly Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Please share what the news has published because to my knowledge nothing was ever published regarding my accident ! I wish they did ! I was never interviewed or even asked to be interviewed
     
  15. barbyitaly

    barbyitaly Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Why i
    i am not Ivanka ! And no, it is not it s us they are talking about lmbo!
     
  16. mightymoose

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    If you enter that search term it will remove the Ivanka stories from the responses. I wasn't implying that was your situation.

    Were you headed to Punta Cana?
     
  17. barbyitaly

    barbyitaly Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Nope! Not puntacana
     
  18. mightymoose

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    Hmm... perhaps coincidence that anther family of 9 was removed from JetBlue in the same time frame.
    Families of 9 likely aren't removed very frequently.

    I guess "kimchy" has so meaning to you then?
     
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    barbyitaly Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Kimchi??? What is that? We were traveling with friends and our friends decide ms to get off with us. My family as I noted was my husband and I and our 4 children. My friends a family of 3 decided to go with us ! I have no reason to lie or to deny . i didbt post here to be scrutinized but for help and support. Thank you for your accusations.
     
  20. mightymoose

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    Your welcome.
    Your answer is still the same... Way too late to do anything. Nobody will take any action on any report you might make.
     
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