This is a got damn shame.
United Airlines is under fire after being caught on video literally dragging one of their passengers off a flight. You read that right, a flyer was dragged off the plane when he refused to give up his seat due to the airline overbooking the flight.
As you can see in the video, the man was not only dragged but hit in the face during the melee. According to many news reports, the man was randomly picked to give up his seat due to the airline needing for people to give up their seats. The seats were intended for airline employees that had to board the flight. The man in the video was randomly picked but refused to give up his seat due to the fact he is a doctor and had to see his patients.
From The Courier-Journal:
“Passengers were allowed to board the flight, Bridges said, and once the flight was filled those on the plane were told that four people needed to give up their seats to stand-by United employees that needed to be in Louisville on Monday for a flight. Passengers were told that the flight would not take off until the United crew had seats, Bridges said, and the offer was increased to $800, but no one volunteered.
Then, she said, a manager came aboard the plane and said a computer would select four people to be taken off the flight. One couple was selected first and left the airplane, she said, before the man in the video was confronted.”
Oscar Munoz, CEO of United Airlines, released a statement on Monday, calling the incident “an upsetting event to all of us here at United.”
Twitter, of course, did their own version of dragging the airlines for this ridiculous incident.
Source: News One