A Charlotte, North Carolina couple is suing AirTran Airways for "negligence and recklessness, intentional infliction of emotional distress, nuisance, fraud, false imprisonment and unfair and deceptive trade practices" after their flight to Houston had cockroaches coming out of air vents and baggage compartments.
Harry Marsh and Kaitlin Rush are suing the airline for $100,000 plus price of their tickets after they snapped photos of cockroaches on their plane on September 15. The couple allege that flight attendants on board refused to deal with the problem, local Charlotte station WCNC reports.
Other passengers, they allege, became aware of the issue and some were even physically sick. In the lawsuit, Marsh alleges that when he brought the problem to the attention of a flight attendant, she simply put her finger to her mouth, as if to quiet him.
In the lawsuit, the couple say they had to wash and even throw away some of their items of clothing as a result.
Airlines have faced plenty of lawsuits recently, some more frivolous then others. A Continental passenger decided to sue the airline over turbulence in October while an Aeromexico passenger sued the airline for breaking his leg over the summer.
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