Company must pay R $600,000 to young people who took 3 days to return from Disney
March 20, 2018
The indemnity of R $15000 for each of the 20 people-among them 18 teenagers-who took 3 days on the trip back from Disney to arrive in Campo Grande was held unanimously on trial on Tuesday (21). The decision took place in second instance in the fifth Civil Chamber after the airline appealed the original decision. With corrections, the total indemnity must reach approximately R $600,000. According to the group's lawyer, Oton Nasser, who filed an action for damages to the airline, young people should receive about R $30000 reais, as the initial value of the indemnity will be increased by interest and corrections. "In total should reach around R $600,000, it will be approximately r $30000 for each. The longer the company puts up obstacles and gets recurring, the worse for them, "he says. For Oton, the sentence shows consumers should not be silent in the face of situations imposed by companies. "More than the values set, it is important for society to have a sense and not be quiet in the face of the absurd situations that companies put us, mainly foreign capital companies, who think that nothing can affect them," he concludes. The airline can still appeal to the STF (Superior Federal Court), but Oton believes that if they decide, it will be difficult to succeed in the appeal.
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The group of 20 large-field youths suffered successive delays from the airline responsible for the trip back from Disney to the Capital. They were supposed to be home on July 22nd, 2016, but they only managed to disembark three days later. The first delay took place on the first flight of the revolution, leaving from Orlando in Florida to Miami, where they would embark to Guarulhos, Sao Paulo. On the 21st, a Thursday, the flight between Orlando and Miami had a five-hour delay, and the young people received lodging and feeding the company. The flight was rescheduled for Friday (22) at 1:00 p.m., however the young people only entered the aircraft at 7 pm and were kept for more than four hours on the plane, only with water. After returning to the airport, the youngsters were informed that their flight to Brazil would leave at 1:00 a.m., which also did not occur. They stayed at the Miami airport without the right to feed, sleeping on the floor, until 2:00 a.m., when the airline reported that the flight would leave at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday (23). After finally being able to catch the flight to Brazil, another unevent: arriving at the airport of Guarulhos at 10pm on Saturday, were informed that there were only flights available on Monday (25) to Campo Grande, as the flights would be crowded. During this period, the young people did not have access to their suitcases, having to remain in the same clothes as Thursday, in Orlando, on Monday, in Sao Paulo. Even after the group arrived in Campo Grande, the airline only delivered the baggage seven days after the landing, when the young people gave missing some items in their bags. The loss and delay did not only cost the stress of the group-and especially the two older ones, who had to report the situation of the eighteen minors to parents concerned frequently. One of the victims of the company's disassociation ended up missing a proof of the OAB (Brazilian Order of Lawyers) in the Capital, because of delays. Check out the news by clicking here. Source: Media Max