Lonely Planet Writer

Does flying bring you to your knees?

Wounded Knee Road Sign by jimmywayne.

It did for one American woman.

On her flight from Detroit to Las Vegas, 58-year-old Kathy Kuhn claims to have injured her knee climbing over a broken armrest.

Incensed that her trip to the Strip was ruined (she was forced to navigate Vegas on crutches), she's suing the airline for damages.

Does the airline bear responsibility in this case, or is this a case of looking for a jackpot outside the casinos? What do you think - justified or frivolous?

(Image courtesy jimmywayne, Flickr Creative Commons)