"i earned this, its mine, i should get to keep it and you should not take it to give it to someone who didnt earn it"
"i bought this, its mine, i should get to keep it and you should not take it to give it to someone who didnt buy it"
i see a striking similarity in these positions. yet i notice a few here who seem to historically hold the first position say the second position represents entitlement or is crybaby behavior.
Ok, you are going to have to give examples b/c I have not seen anything close to that.
2) airline seats
for the stupid: im not saying taxes and airline seats are the same. im saying the arguments sound the same yet it appears that somw here seem to be on opposite sides depending on the argument.
its just an observation.
An airline ticket is a contract with certain conditions you agree to when you buy it. You aren't buying an actual seat that you get to keep.
And you think you're a smart person?
i didnt say you own the seat, you purchased the rights to it for a limited time. saying "its my seat " is well understood colloquially. be it a baseball game, bus, movie theatre, or airline. if someone is in the wrong seat when the rightful ticket holder comes along they say "thats my seat" no one thinks they think its their furniture to take home.
Yes. But like I said, your ticket purchase comes with conditions attached that you agree to. One of those conditions is that you can get bumped.
If you don't like it, drive (or take a boat).
And same with taxes. When you earn money in the US you are agreeing t pay taxes on that money.
If you don't like it, move (or vote in people that will lower your taxes).
an awful lot of legal experts, including one in this thread, say there was nothing in the contract that allowed this man to get bumped once he was in his seat.
Not everyone agrees with that... https://www.usatoday.com/...-not-many/100287338/
And keep in mind that three other people got off the flight without incident.
I still think this Dao guy is a fucking nut, btw, who partially brought this on himself. No worries, he'll be a multimillionaire soon enough. He'll be able suck all the dick and take all the opiates he wants.
Wrong. This is yet another news article that cites to the TSA regulations regarding overbooking and bumping. The article ignores basic contract law and the contract between UA and the passenger, other than to note that UA's contract did NOT have a specific provision addressing removal of a seated passenger due to overbooking. Therein lies the rub.
Every single article I have read provides the TSA/DOT regulations regarding overbooking and bumping. Not a single one addresses the contract law issue and most of them expressly state there was nothing in UA's contract of passenger rights that expressly allowed removal in this case.
This is the reason why the passenger is going to win his lawsuit. The law doesn't care about optics. The law cares about the facts and the law. UA breached its contract and, for that, it will pay.
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