Woman Files Suit Against Avis for Not Receiving Alleged ‘Gay’ Discount

Lynn Evenchik claims that Avis’ San Diego Lindbergh Field location violated the California Unruh Civil Rights Act when it “denied” her a discount that was being offered to members of two gay and lesbian associations: a gay business association and a gay travel group, according to reports from San Diego News Examiner and 10News of San Diego.

Evenchik, the owner of a travel agency in Tucson, is filing a federal class-action lawsuit against Avis and says that the rental car company was giving discounts of up to 20%. A spokesperson of one of the associations says that anyone is free to join the group and that about 25% of its members are not gay.

Click on on the URL to read the full article from the San Diego News Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/news-in-san-diego/woman-says-she-was-denied-avis-rental-car-discounts-because-she-is-not-gay

Comments

  1. Pam [ January 18, 2012 @ 07:11PM ]

    That woman could get the same type of discount from numerous other venues if she just asked at the rental counter or when she made her reservation.
    IMO she is making a "mountain out of a mole-hill" for some press or just trying to get some "free money."

  2. Solomon [ January 19, 2012 @ 09:28AM ]

    The irony is, her travel agent discount with her IATA number was almost certainly greater than anything she would have received through this association discount. My guess is she was trying to stack discounts. As someone in the travel industry, she should be more aware of fine print against these practices than anyone.

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