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    Man Dragged off United Airlines/Flight Overbooked

    This is a public relations nightmare for United Airlines.

    This man is a doctor and was trying to get to his patients.

    It's horrible what they did to this man no matter what.

    Approx 54 thousand stories on this one topic. Here is a link to one of them.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/11/travel...s-united-trnd/

    Here is the video

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/11/asia/u...hina-reaction/

    Please alert if we have a thread on this topic already. I couldn't find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tricia View Post
    If it is true that this man was a doctor trying to get to his patients then United Airlines is in even more trouble.

    It's horrible what they did to this man no matter what but if he truly is a doctor...United is not getting my airfare money that's for sure

    Approx 54 thousand stories on this one topic. Here is a link to one of them.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/11/travel...s-united-trnd/

    Here is the video

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/11/asia/u...hina-reaction/

    Please alert if we have a thread on this topic already. I couldn't find it.

    Thanks,
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    Jeez for a buck - all they had to do was up the offer and someone else would have gotten off

    I see this man owning United AIrlines in 18 years after it goes through the courts (kidding)

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    http://usat.ly/2omz5QI click here for "new" United commercial

    #NewUnitedAirlinesMottos
    "We put the hospital in hospitality."
    "We overbooked, but you pay the price."
    "Please cover your head and brace yourself for a beating."
    One way or another, United will "re-accommodate" you.
    Pepsi: We messed up. No other company can do worse. �� United: Hold my pepsi!


    Jimmy Kimmel rips United with fake ad after customer dragged off plane https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/...eat/100316622/
    Last edited by JerseyGirl; 04-11-2017 at 11:03 AM.

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    All so United didn't suffer an inconvenience themselves. Clearly the customer doesn't come first with United. I've flown A LOT with work on many airlines - United has always been my least favorite for several reasons . . . the first being the horrible customer service I've always experienced.


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    He's an internal specialist with five children, four of whom are ALSO doctors. What an absolute travesty.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-revealed.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow Rose View Post
    He's an internal specialist with five children, four of whom are ALSO doctors. What an absolute travesty.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-revealed.html
    Any lawyers in the family? This is unbelievable.

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    One of the law partners at the personal injury firm I work at has offered to represent him for free.
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    If the plane doesn't have enough seats, and they offer $400 and a free nite in a hotel, and nobody takes the offer. Then they up it to $800 and the hotel, still no takers. So they tell everyone on the plane, the computer will randomly pick 4 names. How else can it be? Should he have been above the picking because he is a dr? What if I am an attorney with an important case tomorrow? or a parent with kids but no sitter?
    should they have asked everyones occupation and income level before naming 4 people?
    I agree the planes should not have been overbooked and the employees should have been the first choice to lose their seats. BUT, the guy should have just complied, and settled it in court or with his future business. IMO, he created the disturbance by refusing to get up and walk off the plane.
    I have been booted and placed on another airline, still with the compensation money in my pocket, and arrived within hours of my scheduled arrival time.
    Life is not perfect. things go wrong. You can go with the flow or kick up a stink.

    Just like the leggings issue last week. If you want a free flight, play by their rules, even if you think they don't make sense. If not, just pay for your flight and wear whatever you want to.

    JMO, and I know it probably won't be popular.

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    The officer who dragged the passenger off the plane has since been suspended pending a review of the incident.

    http://www.crimeonline.com/2017/04/1...ing-new-video/

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    I wonder what the Dr.'s history is. He looked like he might have been suffering PTSD when he came back on the plane. moo


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    Quote Originally Posted by rob View Post
    If the plane doesn't have enough seats, and they offer $400 and a free nite in a hotel, and nobody takes the offer. Then they up it to $800 and the hotel, still no takers. So they tell everyone on the plane, the computer will randomly pick 4 names. How else can it be? Should he have been above the picking because he is a dr? What if I am an attorney with an important case tomorrow? or a parent with kids but no sitter?
    should they have asked everyones occupation and income level before naming 4 people?
    I agree the planes should not have been overbooked and the employees should have been the first choice to lose their seats. BUT, the guy should have just complied, and settled it in court or with his future business. IMO, he created the disturbance by refusing to get up and walk off the plane.
    I have been booted and placed on another airline, still with the compensation money in my pocket, and arrived within hours of my scheduled arrival time.
    Life is not perfect. things go wrong. You can go with the flow or kick up a stink.

    Just like the leggings issue last week. If you want a free flight, play by their rules, even if you think they don't make sense. If not, just pay for your flight and wear whatever you want to.

    JMO, and I know it probably won't be popular.

    Thank you for expressing your opinion. As owner, I can assure you we want differing opinions.

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    Shares in United Continental Holdings Inc. were falling 2.6% in morning action on Tuesday, as the airline continued to draw flak for having a passenger forcibly dragged off a plane Sunday.
    United’s stock is falling 2.6% and wiping $600 million off the airline’s market cap

    Even as the internet kicked up a maelstrom of outrage, investors still thought United Airlines' decision to forcibly eject a customer from an overbooked flight would have little effect on the company's profits.
    But that changed Tuesday, when shares of United fell as much as 6.3% in pre-market trading, dropping $1.4 billion from the now $21 billion company by market cap. By early trading Tuesday, shares were down 4%.
    United Airlines Stock Drops $1.4 Billion After Passenger-Removal Controversy
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    He has had quite the troubled past. O.O

    "The father of five, who has won sympathy globally over the incident, was given a suspended jail sentence for illegally obtaining and trafficking controlled substances by fraud and deceit....... He was also found to have in engaged in sex with a male patient- Brian Case, who he knew from the church they both attended - and then supplied him with drugs, including Oxycontin, in exchange for sexual favors.

    The sexual liaisons, which happened motel rooms, were recorded by undercover agents. He paid $200 in cash each time he met Case.

    The secret sex and drugs life of the doctor first came to light in in July 2003 when police alerted the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure of the allegations against him.

    In October 2003 he was indicted by a Jefferson County Grand Jury for 'criminal acts of trafficking in a controlled substance, obtaining drugs by fraud and deceit, and unauthorized prescribing, dispensing or administering of controlled substances'.

    His medical license was suspended later that month."


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    Quote Originally Posted by rob View Post
    If the plane doesn't have enough seats, and they offer $400 and a free nite in a hotel, and nobody takes the offer. Then they up it to $800 and the hotel, still no takers. So they tell everyone on the plane, the computer will randomly pick 4 names. How else can it be? Should he have been above the picking because he is a dr? What if I am an attorney with an important case tomorrow? or a parent with kids but no sitter?
    should they have asked everyones occupation and income level before naming 4 people?
    I agree the planes should not have been overbooked and the employees should have been the first choice to lose their seats. BUT, the guy should have just complied, and settled it in court or with his future business. IMO, he created the disturbance by refusing to get up and walk off the plane.
    I have been booted and placed on another airline, still with the compensation money in my pocket, and arrived within hours of my scheduled arrival time.
    Life is not perfect. things go wrong. You can go with the flow or kick up a stink.

    Just like the leggings issue last week. If you want a free flight, play by their rules, even if you think they don't make sense. If not, just pay for your flight and wear whatever you want to.

    JMO, and I know it probably won't be popular.
    I agree with you that they shouldn't prioritze anyone.

    However, I also don't think they should randomly pick. If I buy a ticket, and they sell it to me, that is their implicit agreement that they owe me the service offered. If they are going to overbook, THEY should pay the price. If no one volunteers at $800, they should keep upping the price until they get a volunteer. Simple. They just weren't willing to pay the price for their dishonoring the "contract".

    Regarding the particular passenger's behavior, we haven't seen exactly what it was before he was dragged off, so he might have made things worse (and I suspect that's the case). However, even though you and I might have handled it differently in his situation, he had every right to be on the plane.

    The airline has to keep things from escalating to keep the flight safe, however they created the problem in the first place.
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    As a travel agent I always warn my clients about this if they haven't bought their actual seat. I will always prebook seats if available for free. If the airline doesn't allow except for a fee I will offer to clients. If they don't want to I alwayyyys urge my clients to be at the airport to check in early. That wouldn't have even worked in this case.
    Most people don't use agents anymore and sometimes it's better to use one just for the simple fact that we can prebook seats for free.
    I have flown for free (but for stupid taxes) on buddy seats with airline friends. However we have never had first dibs. We could only get on those seats if it wasn't overbooked.


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