Woman Settles Lawsuit that Blamed Qantas for Child Screaming in Her Ear

An American woman reached a settlement with Qantas after she sued the airline because a child next to her on a flight from Alice Springs to Darwin screamed so loud in her ear that she claimed her ears bled (I don’t get it either).  The woman further claimed that the scream made her deaf, though “The pain was so excruciating that I didn’t even know I was deaf…”  OK.

My favorite part, though, is the note she sent to her travel agent following the incident:  “I guess we are simply fortunate that my eardrum was exploding and I was swallowing blood…Had it not been for that, I would have dragged that kid out of his mother’s arms and stomped him to death.”  Nice!


  1. I guess the kid can claim self-defense then. Had he not screamed and exploded crazy-woman’s ears, he would have been stomped to death. Case closed.

  2. What was she complaining about…..at least she had a freshly made sandwich.