A Yale University student is suing US Airways for up to a million dollars over an Xbox 360 that went missing from his luggage following a December flight from Connecticut to Ohio.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Jesse Maiman, 21, filed suit against the airline in Hamilton County, Ohio yesterday.
From the newspaper report:
Included in his luggage for that trip was his Xbox 360, which had a specialized hard drive and components he said cost more than $1,000.
When he picked up his luggage after landing… he saw that everything was there except the video-game console and its accompanying components… What followed, his suit alleges, was weeks of "an unconscionable ‘run-around’ "…
"That thing was my DVD player," Maiman, a junior film studies major, said… The suit seeks to have the airline pay him $1,700 for the loss of the gaming system and for "non-economic distress" of at least $25,000, but "in the maximum amount allowable by law or, in the alternative, in the sum of $1,000,000."
However, a US Air spokesperson said that federal loss limits are capped at $3,300 per bag and that the airline’s luggage policy excludes liability for electronics.