United Airlines Passenger Dragged Off Overbooked Flight Kicking and Screaming
Stories about airline passengers having to deal with overbooked flights have made a few headlines this week. However, this one might take the cake.
A 69 year-old man who was on an overbooked United flight was removed from the plane with what is clearly an excessive amount of force by the police.
The man who shot the video said he posted it to social media because he felt it was something everybody needed to see.
Reportedly, the airline needed four passengers to volunteer to get off the plane because it was overbooked. They raised their inconvenience incentive to $800 dollars per person. When nobody would volunteer, the airline selected four passengers to leave the flight. 3 co-operated, but one man would not. He is the man you see being removed by police.
United maintains that they did everything by the book for the safety of the other passengers, however, the police officers involved in the incident have been placed on leave. The airline also says its conducting a detailed review of the incident.
United CEO response to United Express Flight 3411. pic.twitter.com/rF5gNIvVd0
— United (@united) April 10, 2017
Considering the cyclone of bad press that followed the “legging” incident, it’s not going to be a good year for United.
And, check out one of United’s competitors wasting no time taking advantage of a golden trolling opportunity!
— Royal Jordanian (@RoyalJordanian) April 10, 2017
Also, it didn’t take the internet very long to respond to the latest headline…
— khairy the comedian (@OMG_ItsKhairy) April 10, 2017
United Airlines: Fly The Friendly Skies pic.twitter.com/XfR2pqhQIm
— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) April 10, 2017
— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) April 11, 2017
— Jordan (@jordansammy) April 10, 2017
The only way for @united airlines to recover from this is to forcibly drag passengers onto its planes for free.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 10, 2017
— FandE Padilla (@fandepadilla) April 10, 2017