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Pilot who wore uniform to cut security line sues airline

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By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - A pilot sentenced to probation for wearing his Cathay Pacific Airways uniform to bypass security at Honolulu International Airport is suing his former employer.

Joshu Osmanski of New Orleans says he wore the uniform and badge months after he was fired so that he could cut the security line. He was sentenced to three years' probation last week in federal court in Honolulu.

He has filed a civil suit in federal court in San Francisco, saying the airline discriminated against him and fired him because of his obligations as a Navy Reserve pilot.

The lawsuit filed last month says the airline wouldn't give him time off for his reserve training and then fired him without explanation.

A Cathay Pacific spokeswoman says the airline can't comment on an active legal case.

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