Airline Threatens To Sue Betting Site For Taking Bets On When It Would Go Out Of Business

from the what's-illegal-about-that? dept

Apparently, a Scottish airline, Flyglobespan, has threatened to sue an online betting site because it was taking bets on what airline would be the next to go out of business, and had odds on Flyglobespan. The site did stop taking bets, but says it was due to a lack of interest, rather than the threat of a lawsuit. However, it's not clear what law it would be breaking to offer such a bet. You can understand that the company is concerned that potential passengers might think the airline is at risk, but it's not clear that's enough to stop any such bets.

Filed Under: airlines, bets, failure, scotland
Companies: flyglobespan


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    PaulT (profile), 7 Oct 2008 @ 12:50pm

    Re:

    "we already pay for fuel costs on our cars. The price for tickets should not reflect their hardships."

    Erm, what? Are you saying that airlines shouldn't charge for the cost of the fuel they use to fly? Or are you saying that it shouldn't be shown on your ticket as a surcharge.

    I'll guess the second, though your comment seems to be suggesting the former, which is an utterly retarded comment.

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