I don't think you have a case. You must have damages to have a case. Although inconvenient and frustrating, these are not damages for a legal case. You can write to the airlines and see if they will give you credit for another flight etc, since they do not want bad publicity. Good luck to you.
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I agree with Mr. Camassar. What that gate agent did to you is just awful. But, unless you or your child suffered some kind of damages, there really isn't much you can sue for.
No, but if you write the company a harsh letter, they may compensate you with a free airline ticket.
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Sorry, in the annals of horrifying airline behavior over the past decade, this tale runs way back in the pack.
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Was it an international or domestic flight? Depending upon additional and very particular factual circumstances, you may have some relief available to you via grievance procedures set forth by DOT. You can contact my office at (414)-581-1582 and I will explain to you your possible options. Regards.