Passenger sues Spirit Airlines over lost luggage on Las Vegas-Houston flight

By John Suayan | Feb 4, 2016

Claiming Spirit Airlines lost some of his and his wife’s luggage on a flight from Las Vegas to Houston last year, Houston resident Jafar Nassiri has pursued legal action against the low-cost carrier.

According to Nassiri’s lawsuit, which was filed Dec. 22, 2015 in the Harris County 164th District Court and sent to Houston federal court on Feb. 3, 2015, the plaintiff and his spouse, who were traveling with a group of friends, checked in six pieces of luggage at Las Vegas’s McCarran International Airport and embarked on Spirit Flight 292 to Houston.

Upon the couple’s arrival at Bush Intercontinental Airport, court documents say, only four pieces were retrieved. Nassiri then informed the airline’s staff about the situation, and was purportedly assured the defendant would find the missing luggage within five days.

“To date, the plaintiff has not received his luggage,” the original petition states.

The complainant further asserts that Spirit last May sent him a letter telling him “they will not replace the luggage since the Nassiris had their luggage lost on other airlines before,” insisting he “has exercised all amicable means to recover his luggage but to no avail.”

“Spirit Airlines lost the plaintiff’s luggage and refuse to replace the luggage or compensate the plaintiff for his loss,” the suit says.

Court records show that Spirit submitted an original answer on Feb. 3.

Nassiri consequently seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

He is represented by attorney E.A. Taylor of The Law Office of E.A. Taylor in Houston.

Harris County 164th District Court Case No. 2015-76331, Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case No. 4:16-CV-0295

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