United Airlines drags passenger off flight kicking and screaming to make way for staff - TomoNews

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CHICAGO — United Airlines is facing a PR disaster after footage of a bloodied passenger being forcibly removed from a flight went viral.

The man was dragged from his seat as the plane sat on the tarmac in Chicago on Sunday, bound for Louisville, Kentucky.

It all kicked off when United needed to get four staff members to Louisville, but then realized the flight was already full and no seats were available, NPR reported.

Passengers who volunteered to give up their seats and take a later flight were offered $400 in compensation and a free hotel stay. But even when that offer was doubled to $800 there were still no takers.

That’s when United decided to choose the volunteers themselves, and four passengers were randomly bumped from the plane. 

One couple left the airplane without incident, but the man in the video refused. He said he was a doctor and needed to get back to Louisville to see his patients.

United staff told the man that security would be called if he didn’t get off the plane. Again he refused and that’s when things got physical.

While this incident was undoubtedly brutal, United are within their legal rights to overbook flights and to remove passengers from their planes. They just have to pay compensation of up to $1,350, depending on the length of the delay.

Ten minutes later, the passenger ran back on the plane, looking confused.

Eventually, all the passengers were made to deboard and go back to the gate while the plane was cleaned up. The plane eventually arrived in Louisville two hours late.

In a statement, United Airlines apologized for what they described as an overbooing situation, but didn’t say sorry to the passenger who was dragged from his seat.

In an email to staff on Monday, United CEO Oscar Munoz said the man was “disruptive and belligerent.”

The Chicago Department of Aviation said the security officer who dragged the passenger out of his seat has been put on leave, pending an investigation.

Many passengers called for a boycott of United online, using the hashtag #BoycottUnitedAirlines 


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I feel bad for the man
Shankar Gawande
The soda can incident with the muslim woman is a pure racist discrimination.
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American's reaction: OMG Why would they do that?!


Robot Master
What a waste of money.
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What the fuck is wrong with these stupid people
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im not american but i salways watch these vids
Dijana Levatić
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It was not right to pull him out, but he over reacted
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Those people in California who lost loves ones from illegal alien gang members, can they sue the governor of California for not protecting their border?
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Is that how you treat a paying customer?? Wtf.
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Why did the plane name is 'United' when the security drag a Asian Guy First😡
Sydney Grenkow
What the hell are wrong with these people! I hope these idiots know there gonna get sued and there all over the news and internet!
Mostapha Oulhanafi
any one can answer my question? do u guys think that this guy can sue the airlines for this kind of treatement
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Plus, Why is this all about United Airlines
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This is Bull Crap. United Airlines should not do that to paying customers
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Fuck united airlines thats illegal you fucks if the passenger doesnt want to volunteer let him you fucks what do we care dont use force
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This guy could really squel..
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should've doubled their ticket prize and given them FREE rebooking and hotel stay. it's not hard.
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and United States fly the friendly Skies before each flight.
Ayden Durichko
I was in a United plane in Chicago that day but I was going to mexico
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What airline do you guys fly? I fly American Airlines
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United, cmon man you're messing up more than my grades after I fail a test
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I hate American Airlines because of this
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wtf thats so dumb
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the jetBlue flight was an Embraer 190, not a Boeing 747. jetBlue doesn't even have Boeing747s
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United together, the world now hates United
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Why does all ways these shit things only happen in the USA
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I don't give a shit about people other than my fam
Why is this News more popular then the swedeish attack

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