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Woman missed voting due to airline delay

March 4, 2013 at 3:33 PM

KUWAIT CITY, March 4 (UPI) -- An airline was ordered to pay damages to a Kuwaiti woman who said a delayed flight forced her to miss her opportunity to vote.

Dalal al-Mulla, a lawyer for the woman, whose name was not released, told Arabic daily al-Rai her client showed up for her Feb. 2 flight at Saudi Arabia's Jeddah Airport 2 hours before the scheduled departure, but the flight's 5-hour delay caused her to arrive in Kuwait too late to vote in the parliamentary elections, Gulf News reported Monday.

The court ordered the airline, which was not named by al-Rai, to pay $1,761 in damages as well as $704 in legal fees.

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