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Old April 11th, 2017, 05:48 AM
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United airlines passenger dragged out of flight

United Airlines Passenger Is Dragged From an Overbooked Flight



The disturbing scene captured on cellphone videos by United Airlines passengers on Sunday went beyond the typical nightmares of travelers on an overbooked flight.

An unidentified man who refused to be bumped from a plane screamed as a security officer wrestled him out of his seat and dragged him down the aisle by his arms. His glasses slid down his face, and his shirt rose above his midriff as uniformed officers followed.

At least two passengers documented the physical confrontation and the man’s anguished protests, and their videos spread rapidly online on Monday as people criticized the airline’s tactics. A security officer involved in the episode has been placed on leave, the authorities said, and the federal Transportation Department is investigating whether the airline complied with rules regarding overbooking.

Tyler Bridges, a passenger on Sunday’s flight who posted a video to Twitter, said in a telephone interview on Monday that “it felt like something the world needed to see.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/10/b...r-dragged.html
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By law an overbooked airline can remove passengers (randomly). but the way it was done is ridiculous.
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Old April 11th, 2017, 09:05 AM
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By law an overbooked airline can remove passengers (randomly). but the way it was done is ridiculous.
What about the other 3 who were removed but didn't make a scene and left the flight without an issue.. airlines do pay decent money if they bump you off.

I guess in this case not enough people took the offer to be bumped off, the computer randomly picks folks.. but if you had an important event to attend, then it would suck, like a job interview or something.
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What about the other 3 who were removed but didn't make a scene and left the flight without an issue.. airlines do pay decent money if they bump you off.

I guess in this case not enough people took the offer to be bumped off, the computer randomly picks folks.. but if you had an important event to attend, then it would suck, like a job interview or something.
the way it sounded, it seemed like he needed to "go home". i guess the details will emerge.
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United airlines is the worst. things went down the poop chute especially after their merger with continental. A$$holes are high handed and is the shittiest choice on long haul flights. About time people started taking them to task.

if a paying customer can be treated this way.. i don't know if i would want to give them my business..
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United airlines is the worst. things went down the poop chute especially after their merger with continental. A$$holes are high handed and is the shittiest choice on long haul flights. About time people started taking them to task.

if a paying customer can be treated this way.. i don't know if i would want to give them my business..
do you know a single airline that doesnt overbook? I dont.
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