Huntington woman sues United Airlines

A Huntington woman is suing United Airlines after she was arrested on a plane bound for Alaska. Jean Mamakos was on United Airlines flight 1603 on March 1, 2013 when she says she attempted to change

News 12 Staff

Dec 31, 2014, 8:27 AM

Updated 3,430 days ago

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Huntington woman sues United Airlines
A Huntington woman is suing United Airlines after she was arrested on a plane bound for Alaska.
Jean Mamakos was on United Airlines flight 1603 on March 1, 2013 when she says she attempted to change her seat.
"I've been flying for 40-50 years, so I've changed seats many times and usually, stewardesses help you," Mamakos told News 12.
After boarding the plane in Seattle bound for Anchorage, Alaska, Mamakos says she was stopped by a stewardess who told her that more passengers were expected.
Mamakos said she attempted to change her seat a second time after the plane door had closed. This time, she was stopped by a stewardess who asked for her credit card. After returning to her original seat, Mamakos says she was asked to leave the plane by a stewardess.
She refused and police soon arrived on the scene.
The plane eventually left without her and Mamakos spent three days in jail for trespassing and resisting arrest. She is still facing those charges in Seattle.
Reports say Mamakos is suing United Airlines for $5 million.
News 12 reached out to United Airlines but they did not return a call to comment.


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