Lawyer Sues Delta Over Bad Trip

By: Stacey Hilton Email
By: Stacey Hilton Email

A New York City lawyer has sued Delta Air Lines
Inc. for nearly $1 million. He claims the company's incompetent and
rude employees made his 80-year-old mother's birthday trip to South
America a stressful, costly horror.
Attorney Richard Roth says he and his family arrived in Buenos
Aires, Argentina, almost three days late. He said he also had to
spend unplanned thousands of dollars on food, hotels and
transportation, and buy tickets for another airline.
And because Delta misplaced his luggage, Roth's lawsuit says, he
had to buy new clothes for himself and family members after
arriving in Buenos Aires.
Though he was promised Delta would bring his luggage, Roth says
he had to drive to the airport in Buenos Aires to look for and
retrieve his bags himself.
He said Delta employees were rude and disrespectful when he
asked for help and the ones who were friendly were ineffective.
A Delta spokeswoman, Betsy Talton, said today that she could not
comment on pending litigation.


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  • by carlos Location: west new york on May 29, 2008 at 05:41 AM
    para el abogado por favor como me comunico con ud. porque yo tube su misma esperiencia mi buelo fue el 24 de diciembre 2007 total sali llegando a mi pais el 28 de diciembre y en la nochepor favor cominiquece conmigo yo tengo nombres de las personas de atlanta que me trataron mal y cartas en viadas a delta y una respuesta de delta dandome $150 para cada uno para que compremos otro boleto
  • by Michele Location: Los Angeles on May 28, 2008 at 09:56 PM
    Good luck with your lawsuit. It is about time someone took action. No elder person should be subjected to such abuse
  • by Steven Silva Location: San Diego, CA on May 28, 2008 at 03:30 PM
    Mr. Roth, I had a similar experience with Delta Airlines a couple of years ago. If I can be of any assistance to your case, please send me an e-mail. I would be happy to give you my affidavit, or whatever else will help you in this case. steve.silva@sdcda.org
  • by wife of a airline employee on May 28, 2008 at 02:34 PM
    This guy is an idiot. You were late and you want to sue. You know there are rules that airline employees have to go buy just like the laws he has to go buy. I have had a similar trip as most humans who fly. I guess you should have left earlier. *** ****
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