Would You Sue TSA Over A Missed Flight?
Hooman Nikizad, a resident of Minnesota is suing the TSA for making him miss his flight at the Minneapolis-St.Paul Airport.
Despite arriving at the airport two hours ahead of his flight’s departure time, Nikizad missed his scheduled departure after he stood in the TSA security line for more than 90 minutes. Now Nikizad is demanding in a lawsuit that TSA pay him $506.85, the cost of his flight, CNN Money reports.
In his suit, Nikizad claims TSA had a limited staff at the Minneapolis-St.Paul Airport and only had one body scanner for passengers. “The [Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport] and TSA have done a very poor job of getting passengers through security,” he wrote in his claim. Nikizad followed up by noting that the $506.85 will cover the cost of a new flight and his other transportation fees. “ The defendants’ failures cost me a new a new flight ticket and multiple transportation costs to and from the airports,” he wrote. Nikizad filed his claim in April; the complaint has since been moved to federal court.
As we previously reported earlier this spring, troubles with TSA are nothing new. In fact, because of the rise in complaints, “Port Authority says it might follow in the footsteps of Atlanta and Seattle airports which are exploring contracting private security companies to handle travel check-in.” TSA is also requesting Congress approve overtime for its current employees and hire more officers to help with the demand. Of course no word has been offered on either of those potential solutions.
Do you think this man has a case?