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Police Drag Man Off Flight Because United Overbooked It

10th April 2017

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A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Louisville was overbooked, so the airline sought 4 passengers to voluntarily give up their seats in exchange for cash and a free night in a hotel.

When no one took the offer, the airline used a computer to choose “volunteers” at random. One man chosen refused, saying he was a doctor who had to see patients in the morning. That’s when police were called and the man was physically dragged down the aisle and off the plane.

United Airlines said they needed the seats for airline employees who had to be in Louisville on Monday for their jobs.

Yet another reason why I don’t fly. And only fools fly on United.

More: Jon Gabriel, Ed.: Fly the Unfriendly Skies

And more: A man wouldn’t leave an overbooked United flight. So he was dragged off, battered and limp.

And still more: Why Should Police Help United Airlines Cheat Its Customers?


2 Responses to “Police Drag Man Off Flight Because United Overbooked It”

  1. RealRick Says:

    The ironic part is offering people $800 in airline credits to fly on an airline that might just toss you off the flight for their convenience, and getting turned down.

    I had a difficult time with an airline some years ago. Messed up flights, bad connections, overbooking, crushed (and I do mean “crushed”) luggage, etc. I complained and they sent me an apology along with 2 free tickets. I tossed the tickets.

  2. Tim of Angle Says:

    The thing is that United in particular has a bad reputation for mistreating their customers. Look on YouTube for “United Breaks Guitars”.