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11-14-2012, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Reimer View Post

I hope this case gets thrown out fast. We don't need an american prescedent set up here in Canada. IMO if you want to drink a hot beverage on a ****** tight spaced area known as an air canada jet then you assume the risks of doing so.
Or alternately Air Canada shouldn't be walking up and down plane aisles with scalding hot water which could land on anybody with enough unexpected turbulence. You don't have to order the tea, hot water could conceiveably end up on the next passenger if theres improper service as seems to be the case here from description.

The hot water is supposed to be poured and sealed away from the passengers in the small galley area. Its also not supposed to be so hot that it produces scalding burns. If the burns are substantiated, and they have caused the suffering indicated, then the lawsuit may be successful and perhaps should. Remember as well that the Mcdonalds lawsuit was due to the scalding hot temperature of the water which was deemed to be unsafe, and unreasonably hot. Certainly hotter than need be. Tea for instance should not be steeped in boiling water anyway.

I'll note one last part by chronicallly putting more and more seats on planes and reducing the spacing between seats and the mechanism of injury sighted hear. (the passenger in front backing her seat effecting her tray. Is a direct result of airline change in seating space which may actually render such food and drink service unsafe.

Its not the passengers job to recognize the safety concerns and ensure her own safety in this instance. its up to the airline that served her scalding hot water in an uncontrolled environment.

If a drunk waitress in a restaurant stumbled, and scalding hot water landed on a customer would there be any questioning who is at fault?

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