A United Airlines passenger was forcefully removed from flight, because he refused to voluntarily give up his seat, after he boarded the Boeing airplane on a scheduled trip from Chicago to Louisville.
Fellow passengers on the UA-Flight 3411 posted videos showing uniformed man dragging the passenger off the flight after ‘what United called’ an overbook situation, which forced random passengers off the plane.
The United Contract of Carriage lays out specific policies for passengers who are not allowed to board overbooked flights, but doesn’t cite policy for removing passengers who are already seated on such flights. What’s worse in the corrupted event, is that evidence revealed that the flight wasn’t overbooked @ all.
The video’s started a social media firestorm, the second incident in two months for the world’s largest airliner. In March United refused to allow two female passengers on board because they were wearing leggings.
The upsetting events seem to have drawn speculation about how human in the USA are treated by random officials. United had overbooked the flight and was looking for four volunteers to leave the plane in order to send four “United crew members” to Louisville.
United reported that a computer randomly selected four passengers. The male victim in the video claimed to be Chinese Doctor David Dao, who had patients to see in the morning and refused to leave the flight, at which point airport security dragged him off the plane.
The unprecedented move by United Airlines just dragged up $90 million off Warren Buffet’s stock value.
Reuters / AA Magnum News 2017.