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Maybe this lady shouldn't have fallen alseep on the plane? At least take some responsibility here lady!

Accidents happen. Flight attendants do sweeps of the plane, but we're all human and you can miss something sometimes, especially if someone's hunched own in a seat.

Something like this doesn't warrant a lawsuit. There are equally responsible parties here and that should null and void any lawsuit.

An individual fell asleep and an individual missed her on the plane.....

and she could have gotten out. There's emergency exits for a reason! I would have used one in a heartbeat! :)

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(CNN) -- A Michigan woman who fell asleep during a flight and woke up locked in an empty plane filed a lawsuit Thursday against United Airlines and a partner airline.

Ginger McGuire, 36, spent nearly four hours on the plane after United Express Flight 8080 landed before she was discovered by a cleaning crew, according to the complaint filed in Wayne County Circuit Court.

"Waking up on an empty airplane and not being able to get out was very horrifying. It's a very dramatic word, but it was a little much," McGuire said at a news conference. Attorney Geoffrey Fieger, of Fieger Law in Southfield, Michigan, is representing McGuire.

United Airlines and Trans States Airlines, the carrier operating the United Express flight, are investigating the incident.

Trans States spokesman Fred Oxley said he could not comment on the suit's allegations without reviewing the documents.

"On the incident itself, I can tell you that it did occur and certainly that investigation is ongoing," Oxley said.

"Our procedures would call for the flight attendant before leaving the aircraft to do a sweep of the aircraft to ensure that there are no passengers left on. So our focus is certainly on whether or not that procedure was accomplished in this case," he said.

United Airlines said in a statement that it is working with Trans States "to investigate the cause and remedy the situation with the customer."

McGuire is seeking between $25,000 and $75,000 in the suit which alleges negligence, infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment and breach of contract.

The complaint outlines a series of delays that led up to McGuire falling asleep on the airplane. McGuire was originally scheduled to leave Detroit, Michigan, at 6 a.m.Monday with a brief layover in the Washington area before continuing to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She didn't leave Washington for Philadelphia until 11:40 p.m.

United Express Flight 8080 arrived in Philadelphia just before 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. McGuire was asleep when the plane landed and passengers and crew disembarked, the complaint said.

When a cleaning crew discovered McGuire four hours later, it alerted the Transportation Security Administration and McGuire was "wrongfully detained and interrogated," the complaint alleges.

James Harrington, an attorney working with Fieger on the case, said the incident highlights a major safety issue.

"If my client, a completely unassuming person who was just exhausted ... and falls asleep, could go undetected, what if somebody is really trying to go undetected?" Harrington said.

"All the explanation could be is that it was just pure laziness. There's no other explanation or excuse," he said.


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I saw a video of this woman. She's pretty hefty. How'd a flight attended miss her?

I don't agree with the frivolous lawsuit until I realize the police and the TSA harassed her and didn't let her off the plane and then basically treated her like a criminal for falling asleep. And she's not even a brown person or an Arab. If it was an Arab/Muslim/Brownie, at least I'd understand why TSA felt the need to interrogate her.


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I saw a video of this woman. She's pretty hefty. How'd a flight attended miss her?

I don't agree with the frivolous lawsuit until I realize the police and the TSA harassed her and didn't let her off the plane and then basically treated her like a criminal for falling asleep. And she's not even a brown person or an Arab. If it was an Arab/Muslim/Brownie, at least I'd understand why TSA felt the need to interrogate her.

Well, they pretty much had to interrogate her.

She could 'tell' them she fell asleep, but in this day and age, if you're on an empty airplane alone when it's parked... Yeah, you'll be questioned heavily.


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She fall asleep on the toilet? :blink:


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I just saw this on our local news.

She was being questioned to see if she was on the flight.....shouldn't that be kinda obvious?

How could someone get on a plane after its landed?

Cause if its possible, thats kinda scary.

Looks like she's got a good lawyer.....


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I just saw this on our local news.

She was being questioned to see if she was on the flight.....shouldn't that be kinda obvious?

How could someone get on a plane after its landed?

Cause if its possible, thats kinda scary.

Looks like she's got a good lawyer.....

anything is possible.

Even with the best security, when there's a will, there's a way.


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Did they fail to serve dinner at regular intervals while she was asleep?blink.gif


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...She is just another Darwin award rcipient wannabe. good.gif

Darwins only go to those who permanently remove themselves from the gene pool.

Yes she may have been a wannabe, but they wouldn't even give her an honorable mention

if she didn't at least put herself in mortal danger and botched the "coup de grace."

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Eh, its United--lousy service (such as failure to wake up passenger when flight is done) is par-for-course with them! :lol:


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I saw a video of this woman. She's pretty hefty. How'd a flight attended miss her?

I don't agree with the frivolous lawsuit until I realize the police and the TSA harassed her and didn't let her off the plane and then basically treated her like a criminal for falling asleep. And she's not even a brown person or an Arab. If it was an Arab/Muslim/Brownie, at least I'd understand why TSA felt the need to interrogate her.

Arab/Muslim/Brownie?


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And she's not even a brown person or an Arab. If it was an Arab/Muslim/Brownie, at least I'd understand why TSA felt the need to interrogate her.

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I saw a video of this woman. She's pretty hefty. How'd a flight attended miss her?

I don't agree with the frivolous lawsuit until I realize the police and the TSA harassed her and didn't let her off the plane and then basically treated her like a criminal for falling asleep. And she's not even a brown person or an Arab. If it was an Arab/Muslim/Brownie, at least I'd understand why TSA felt the need to interrogate her.

OMG lol. You can't be serious?! lol. Wow. What's a "brownie"? I've no idea of the current racist terms...

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She probably hid somewhere so she could sue them. After 4 hours (actually before then) I would have been doing ANYTHING I could think of to get out, including opening that bloody door at the front (you know, the one with actual INSTRUCTIONS on how to open it written on it??!!)

I think this is just too unrealistic to be true. 4 hours is bullshit.

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