Wo­man set­tles le­gal ac­tion af­ter son was flown to wrong city

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD - By AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS in New York

A wo­man has agreed to set­tle her law­suit against JetBlue Air­ways af­ter it mixed up her 5-year-old son with an­other boy and flew him to the wrong city, her lawyer said on Tues­day.

De­tails of the set­tle­ment weren’t dis­closed and New York-based JetBlue Air­ways Corp de­clined to com­ment.

“With re­gard to the mat­ter of Mari­bel Martinez, et al v. JetBlue Air­ways the par­ties have agreed to am­i­ca­bly re­solve this mat­ter,” at­tor­ney San­ford Ruben­stein said in a writ­ten state­ment.

Martinez had charged in the law­suit that she suf­fered “great emo­tional dis­tress, ex­treme fear, hor­ror, mental shock, mental an­guish and psy­cho­log­i­cal trauma” when she went to meet her son’s Aug 17 flight at John F. Kennedy In­ter­na­tional Air­port in New York and he wasn’t on it.

The lit­tle boy, Andy Martinez, had been mis­tak­enly put on a flight to Bos­ton’s Lo­gan Air­port in­stead of the flight to Kennedy.

Ac­cord­ing to the court pa­pers, JetBlue staffers at Lo­gan es­corted Andy to a wo­man he had never seen be­fore and told him he was be­ing re­united with his mother.

Three-hour wait

Mean­while, a boy who was sup­posed to be on the flight to Bos­ton had been put on Andy’s New York-bound flight and was pre­sented to Martinez.

Both boys had flown out of Cibao In­ter­na­tional Air­port in the Do­mini­can Repub­lic.

It took three hours for JetBlue to sort out what had hap­pened and put the mother and son on the phone with each other, the law­suit charged.

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