Chicago man suing Southwest Airlines for 45 free drinks

Chicago attorney Adam Levitt says Southwest Airlines owes him some drinks, 45 to be exact, and well, he’s ready to drink.

See up until recently, Southwest had given customers free drink coupons-with no expiration date, for purchasing premium "Business Select" tickets. Adam Levitt was regularly one of those business select customers, and his travels had earned him 45 free drinks, which are valued at around $225.

Now Southwest says the free bar is closed, but Levitt isn’t leaving quietly.

Levitt argues that the policy change represents a breached contract and is seeking class-action status for his suit. Levitt seeks to extend the suit to include all Southwest customers in the United States, with unredeemed drink coupons, and is asking for compensatory damages and other remedies.

From the complaint:

"Southwest decided that it would make more money -- improve its 'bottom-line' -- by choosing not to honor the coupons that consumers had already paid and bargained for"


This reminds me of this time when a nice bartender gave me one of those little free drink cups. When I went to redeem it, the lady said incredulously "Sir what is this?".  Angry and confused, I demanded my free drink, much like Mr. Levitt is doing now. Apparently and unbeknowst to me however, we had left the bar, and were now at a Mexican restaurant where little cups are apparently not good for drinks...So I just got a burrito instead.

Sorry that's not here nor there-read more about this story (not mine-Levitt's) HERE

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