Kvetching rabbi will have his day in (Supreme) Court


Justices to hear case of S. Binyomin Ginsberg, the frequent-flier who ‘complained too much’ about Northwest Airlines

ed note–2 things worth noting here–

1. THE FREAKING SUPREME COURT. As if there weren’t enough REALLY IMPORTANT  things that need sorting out int he US legal system, in addition the SC has to hear a case about a RABBI getting kicked off his frequent flyer program. 

2. That once again, as history has proven over and over and OVER again, it is the Jews and their incessant whining, griping, complaining and (as the title of the news piece points out) ‘kvetching’ that is one of the sources of all their problems and of ‘anti-Semitism’.

Times of Israel

The US Supreme Court stepped into a dispute between Delta Air Lines and S. Binyomin Ginsberg, a rabbi who sued Delta-owned Northwest Inc. “after he was kicked out of its frequent-flier program for complaining too much,” the Associated Press reported on Monday.

According to the website Flyertalk, Northwest Airlines dismissed Ginsberg from its WorldPerks Platinum Elite frequent flier loyalty program in June 2008 because he filed 24 complaints within a period of eight months about the airline’s service and sought compensation. Ginsberg, a frequent lecturer, filed a class-action lawsuit in January 2009 seeking $5 million against the airline in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

Ginsberg flies up to 75 times a year on business, according to a USA Today report on the case. Other outlets have claimed he flies “hundreds of times a year.” The rabbi writes parenting columns for several Jewish outlets and is the education director for Living Lessons.

In an interview with the Minneapolis Citypages in August 2011, Ginsberg said, “This happened at the time that Northwest and Delta were merging. The suspicion was that they had too many frequent fliers at the higher status in their roll, and they were showing too much of a liability on a balance sheet for the accumulated miles by those passengers. So they had to creatively find ways of getting rid of people.”

The District Court dismissed Ginsberg’s original case. But the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated it, saying that “Ginsberg could argue whether the airline acted in good faith.”

The current case before the Supreme Court centers around how much freedom airlines have in setting their own policies and prices. The point in contention is the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 which is meant to prevent lawsuits regarding “price, route or service of an air carrier.”

The case is set to be heard in the court’s fall session, which begins in October.

  1. #1 by Luciana on May 21, 2013 - 3:29 pm

    Typical jew always robbing money. They don’t wear masks and walk into banks with guns, but they surely know how to rob.

  2. #2 by Mark Goodman on May 21, 2013 - 3:44 pm

    Is this peadophile rabbi for real? Honestly, one look at his hilariously pathetic choice of attire and any sane person would get rid of him. As his ancestors have witnessed in times past. Have the Jews even contemplated joining the rest of the human race and live an acceptable life style consistent with humanity and its norms?

  3. #3 by Mark Propheter on May 21, 2013 - 11:05 pm

    “The rabbi writes parenting columns for several Jewish outlets and is the education director for Living Lessons.”
    What the Hell does he teach! To be winey little bitches like he is!?
    He is paying more for attorneys fee’s than the flyer miles are worth!
    Well maybe they are doing it Pro Bono? There lawyers get a slice of the law suite if they win and a free circumcision for the baby boys!
    What a deal! Yuck!

  4. #4 by michael mazur on May 22, 2013 - 5:51 am

    Once on trans pacific flight in the seat in front of me was one of those holier than thou porculent looking orthodox guys who had ordered kosher.

    When dinner came around, what they had brought him was a inviting looking circular tray 18″ across, containing, no doubt, succulent goodies, with both foil and clear plastic wrap expensively covering it. He had a desultory poke at it a few times, and then pushed it aside, apparently as it was his G-d given right to be covertly disdainful of the genuine efforts made by the lowly staff to please him, no matter how hard they tried.

    On another occasion the head admitting person at a nursing home asked me whether my mother ate kosher, on hearing in the negative, i then asked why that mattered, and the reply was that kosher chicken cost double but the cost, by legislation, was borne by the non kosher residents.

    Is it the same with the airlines, with their frequent flyer program being cost amplified if the beneficiary also chooses to order kosher ?

  5. #5 by amerikagulag on May 22, 2013 - 3:28 pm

    If anyone else but a JOO dressed like this, they’d be locked up! If anyone else acted like that, they’d be escorted off a plane and detained by the jewish-run Homeland Security. The torah and the talmud are weapons of mass destruction and their adherents are enemies of humanity.

  6. #6 by annebeck58 on May 22, 2013 - 10:47 pm

    Oh, me…
    You know, when I was travelling too many times to Boston, for too many surgeries, Northwest Airlines donated a couple of flights to me. I think their customer service is wonderful. The day before my trip up there, they called me to see if there was anything special I needed. And the day before I was to fly back, they called to see if all was well and if I needed to change my flight (I didn’t but they were happy to accommodate me.)
    Honestly, I believe it is up to those who provide service whomever they do or do not have on their planes. If this moaning, whining, kvetching rabbi cannot handle not getting, “special treatment” (for free, of course), he really ought to go to any other airline. We have a choice. The airlines should also have a choice, just like any other business.
    I’d be please to not have to fly alongside a freak in a sheet.
    I think it’s hilarious that he covers himself up. Maybe he’s actually embarrassed for his behaviour (or maybe not.) What a mentalcase. He should be paying all court costs and should never again be allowed to take such a frivolous case to court.
    As they say, there ought to be a LAW!

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