They were able to get on a later flight — to Los Angeles though, not Orange County — so the parents drove out to pick them up at LAX at 11:45 p.m.
“We should sue the airline,” one of the moms said.
“That’s a good idea,” I replied, not because I thought it was a good idea, but because I wanted to hear the plan.
“Five sets of parents have to drive all the way to Los Angeles,” she said. “Gas is expensive! Then there’s punitive damages. Frustration. Loss of income.”
“How is there a loss of income?”
“Some parents might have to work at night. You don’t know.”
“How much do you think we should get — a million dollars?”
“No,” she scoffed, like I was being ridiculous. “Two hundred thousand.”