Woman sues airline for £3m - because inflight TV 'wasn't working'

Passenger suing United Airlines over TV incident

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Woman sues United Airlines for $5 million as TV wasn't working

A woman is reportedly suing United Airlines for $5 million after her $7.99 TV package didn't work.

Cary David paid $7.99 for her in-flight DirecTV on her four-hour United flight but only received 10 minutes of signal at the end of the flight.

According to the Mirror, she claimed the airline failed to "disclose that the services will not work as advertised when the aircraft is outside the continental United States or is over water."

And, she says, if she won the money would be shared with fellow passengers. The suit states: "All consumers who purchased DirecTV service or WiFi service on a DirecTV equipped plane from January 1, 2012 through and including the date a judgment is entered in this action, for a flight that flew outside of the continental United States or over water."

It's not clear if any of the other passengers have officially joined the action.

According to Road Warrior Voices, United filed a bid to dismiss the suit.

A spokesman told the site: "We believe this suit is without merit both factually and legally.

"On our DirecTV-equipped planes, we clearly inform our passengers in writing on the screen before they confirm their purchase that 'Live DIRECTV programming is not available while the aircraft is outside of the continental United States' and that 'Wi-Fi service is available over the continental U.S.'"


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