A Texas woman is suing Continental Airlines and three other carriers over mental trauma she says was caused by a turbulent flight, the Houston Chronicle reported.I've flown through stormy Texas skies and it's no picnic, but the thought of suing the airline because of a rough ride never occurred to me.
Colleen O'Neal alleges that the October 2009 flight from College Station, Texas, to Houston -- a usually short flight that ended up taking more than two hours -- encountered extreme turbulence that caused her to fear for her life.
O'Neal experienced post-traumatic stress disorder and now fears flying, which has had a detrimental impact on her career, according to the suit filed Tuesday in Harris County district court.
I remember one trip when my daughter was only about 2 years old we had to fly from Springfield, MO to Dallas. There was a line of storms along the entire route which we were able to avoid until about the last 45 minutes of the trip. Then it really got rough.
My wife was turning green, people in the cabin were kind of gasping as we dropped and climbed with the shifting winds. And as it was getting really dicey my daughter suddenly yelled out "THIS IS FUN!!". The whole plane cracked up and the tension broke. After that the flight was a piece of cake. If a 2-year old could handle it, the older folks could handle it.