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United Airlines Forces Passenger Off Plane Due Overbooking

Discussion in 'Coffee Shack (Daily News/Economy)' started by OverOver, Apr 10, 2017.



  1. mtnman

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    Delta approves offers of up to $10,000 to flyers who give up seats on overbooked flights after United scandal
    • Delta has raised the maximum amounts that its employees can offer flyers
    • Internal memo says gate agents can offer up to $2,000, up from $800
    • And supervisors can offer up to $9,950 on overbooked flights, up from $1,350
    • Comes as United continues to suffer fallout from passenger dragged off flight


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4412860/Delta-OKs-offers-9-950-flyers-seats.html#ixzz4eGXLYIyO
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    Adding insult to injury: United did NOT take passenger's bags off his plane after he was dragged off - then sent his luggage to the WRONG address hundreds of miles from where he was hospitalized
    • David Dao was dragged off flight UA3411 from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday
    • The doctor was forcibly and violently removed when he would not give up his seat
    • On top of injuries, the airline did not take the time to remove Dao's luggage
    • He and his wife were left without their things while he recovered in the hospital
    • He has been released from the hospital and hired two lawyers to represent him


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    His wife was on the plane also????

     
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    Yes, sitting right next to him. The airline fucked up big time.
     
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    Now if Roddy Piper had been in that seat, things might have gone differently.
     
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    This whole FUBAR was one big present to the trial lawyers association that all of us will be funding through taxes, fees, fares and regulations.

    The guy will obviously walk away with a chunk of change but the lawyers will be reaping more in retainer fees from the airlines and lobbyists as idiots like my moronic state's own Chucky Cheese Schumer start introducing all sorts of junk legislation with feel good names.
     
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    Had United, and others, done what they were actually supposed to, all of that could have been avoided.
     
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    Yep, I can see the split now. You get another ass whippin' and the cop walks away with the money. Cops are never your "friend".
     
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    Bride and groom are dragged off United Airlines flight by US Marshal after moving to an empty row to let sleeping passenger nap in their seats
    • Michael Hohl and his fiancée Amber were thrown off flight in Texas
    • They moved to different seats to allow someone in theirs to carry on sleeping
    • United Airlines claims they were trying to sit in upgraded seats without paying
    • The were removed from the plane by a US Marshal who said they were a 'hazard'
    • The couple from Salt Lake City were en route to their wedding in Costa Rica


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    Former Miss Venezuela sues United after she was HANDCUFFED in the middle of a flight when her husband 'slapped her and they began arguing in a fight over a pillow'
    • Carmen Maria Montiel is suing United Airlines over an incident in 2013
    • The former Miss Venezuela alleges that she was handcuffed on a flight
    • She claims she was then dragged by her shoulders to the back of a plane
    • She later faced felony charges from the incident but was found not guilty
    • She's now seeking unspecified damages for mental anguish and defamation


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    Great business plan, but just make sure that United is somehow implicated so you can take some bonus bucks.
     
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    EXCLUSIVE: Not a care in the world! Freewheeling United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz cycles near his $6 million Florida beach house as mistreated passengers pile on and company stock implodes
    • United Airlines has been under fire since videos revealed a bloodied Dr. David Dao getting dragged from his seat on a flight from Chicago
    • But smiling CEO Oscar Munoz spent Easter Weekend relaxing at his palatial Florida home
    • Munoz bought the beachfront property in Ponte Vedra Beach in 2011 for $3 million, leveled the existing house and built a new 10,000-square-foot home
    • While he promised far-reaching reforms, Munoz appeared to do little work as he rode his bike along the beach and visited with a friend on Millionaires' Row
    • 'We are not criminals,' said Catherine Munoz, the corporate honcho's wife on Saturday
    • Munoz, who's on target to make $14 million, apologized several times
    • But the onslught of complaints continues as a couple on their way to their wedding in Costa Rica say they were booted from a flight when they moved seats


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    Okay. I have hated United Airlines from the moment I started reading www.untied.com. That was probably 15 years ago. At and before that time, I was mostly flying on Southwest and Alaska. After reading about United's atrocities, I resolved to never deal with them. Ever. Fast forward to now, I am not surprised that they abuse their customers badly. They are assholes. That is their history, that is their policy, that is what they do.
     
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    New United Airline Motto’s: “Drag and Drop”

    “We put the hospital in hospitality”

    “Board as a doctor, leave as a patient”

    “Our prices can’t be beaten, but our passengers can”

    “We have First Class, Business Class and No Class”

    “Not enough seating, prepare for a beating”

    “We treat you like we treat your luggage”

    “We beat the customer. Not the competition”

    “And you thought leg room was an issue”

    “Where voluntary is mandatory”

    “Fight or flight. We decide”

    “Now offering one free carry off”

    “Beating random customers since 2017”

    “If our staff needs a seat, we’ll drag you out by your feet”

    “A bloody good airline”
     
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    Seems every day there's yet another airline in the headlines for bumping paying customers.
     
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    ...but it's more like 5 or 6 times per hour, 24/7/365
     
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    I flew the US legs of my recent trip to Europe on United. I won't go into all the horrible BS that went on, and seemed completely avoidable to me as a participant and observer, esp. at the gates. The cluster f@#$ at Chicago was amazing, I have never seen anything like it. Somehow, my checked bag made it to the final destination, only by luck and me asking questions of employees. If I was a bit less experienced, I could see how the bag would have been lost. I was not "bumped" but my experience turned me against United. If at all possible I will avoid them like the plague in the future.
     
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    United CEO will NOT chair board in 2018 after outrage over passenger dragged from plane
    • United Chief Executive Oscar Munoz chose to leave 'future determinations related to the chairman position' to the United board
    • The airline landed in hot water after a passenger was dragged off a plane
    • Munoz initially called the passenger, David Dao, 'disruptive and belligerent'


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    Looks like it isn't only United.....................

    American Airlines flight attendant 'whacks a mother with a stroller while she holds her twin babies and reduces her to tears' - then is filmed challenging a passenger to a FIGHT and yelling 'hit me!'
    • American Airlines staff member seen challenging passenger to a fight
    • Argument was precipitated by alleged assault of a woman by AA employee
    • Incident occurred on AA Flight 591 from San Francisco to Dallas-Fort Worth
    • AA released statement saying the incident 'does not reflect our values'


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    These guys been sucking on chemtrails or summin?
     
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    There's a video of the challenge part

    Male Attendant looks 5 foot 2, paunchy middle aged

    Challengee looks 6 foot 2, 200 and much younger

    Could be a suicide wish
     
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    American Airlines Employee Is Suspended After Supposedly Hitting A Mother With Baby
    The Doctor Of Common Sense



    Published on Apr 22, 2017
     
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    Jeez, that woman had more kit on her than an SAS bloke going on a 6 week op, and the prick playing up was just an attention whore. Kick em both off, and no refunds :)
     
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    If I ran the airlines you'd pay me for a ticket, get directions to the run way, be told to run fast and flap your arms hard. NY is that way, don't stop flapping till ya get there. All this seats and planes chit is just soft! Back in my day... blah, blah, blah.... eat the SAS for breakfast!

    :p :D :confused: :Out:

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    Most people will have a downer on the flight attendants, but its true to say that air travel is like a magnet for people who think they are exceptional, and should be allowed to contravene the rules, add in the just plain stupid folks, and the fact that the airlines will have driven the remuneration of employee's down in an inverse ratio to extra seats they've crammed into 'Coach', and its going to be an environment where patience gets in short supply.

    The sort of air travel that conjures up images of Marilyn Monroe, or Jane Russell in tight sweaters, or even vintage Stetson adverts is still available, its called Business, or First Class :)
     
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    Long gone are the days (1975) when I used to fly Mia to SF and back on the red eye with National Airlines every month. Two people in first class, at most, with 4 stews. (the old type stewardess) Always a real fun flight. Free booze, smoking, toking and sniffing in the bathrooms, plus nice leather seats for 6 hours. Well worth the ticket price, as no one ever flew FC on the red eye.
    I personally haven't been a aluminum can since 2001 and have no intention of ever getting into one either.
     
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    Anyone remember "Peoples Express"? The airline existed on the east coast in the early 70's $80.00 to fly anywhere. You boarded the plane first come first served and once off the ground the Stewardess would come by and collect for the ticket price. Now that was a cattle car airline. Still better than today though.
     
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    PICTURED: Insurance company president and charity worker hero of American Airlines flight who stood up for crying mother 'after aggressive flight attendant almost hit her baby yanking her stroller out of her arms'
    • American Airlines staff member was seen challenging passenger to a fight
    • Passenger was Tony Fierro, a Texas man who stood up for a woman on the flight
    • She was left crying after the AA employee allegedly accidentally assaulted her
    • He hit the woman with a metal stroller as he dragged it off her, witnesses said
    • He also almost struck the baby with the stroller too, they claimed
    • Fierro said that seeing the baby almost get hit got him 'fired up'
    • The attendant invited him to a fight; he has been suspended by AA


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