Last week I wrote about JetBlue putting two unaccompanied minors on the wrong flight.
A mistake like this is pretty much guaranteed to have the kids scared and the families freaking out.
JetBlue tried to make right by one of the moms by refunding her $475 for the flight while also offering $2,100 in credits good towards future flights. The flight credit offer was turned down.
I don’t know what the laws are, but could the airline be looking at some legal issues due to the kiddie mix-up?
The mom, Maribel Martinez hired a lawyer Sanford Rubenstein to represent her.
I’m still trying to figure out what exactly Martinez is suing for! However, the Daily News reports that the airline offered “her a “gift” of $10,000 without consulting the lawyer“.
A couple of days after her son was briefly lost, Martinez randomly received a call from JetBlue. A supervisor named Joanne called- she spoke English while another employee translated into Spanish.
The supervisor apologized and mentioned how she was also a mother. The airline allegedly offered a gift of $10,000 for what took place.
Once Martinez heard the word gift in Spanish (regalo), she stopped the conversation, mentioning that she had a lawyer and to contact him.
Martinez’s attorney felt that JetBlue was being sneaky, “trying to get his client to sign a document releasing the airline from any damages to her or Andy in exchange for the payoff“.
A letter was then sent to JetBlue’s general counsel, telling them to not contact Martinez again. I found it strange that JetBlue’s counsel was named Joanne (Geraghty). Was JetBlue’ lawyer the alleged supervisor who offered $10,000 to Martinez?
Find out more from the Daily News here.