Dude K/O'ed and dragged off United Flight

 

A United spokesperson confirmed in an email Sunday night that a passenger had been taken off a flight in Chicago.

"Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville was overbooked," the spokesperson said. "After our team looked for volunteers, one customer refused to leave the aircraft voluntarily and law enforcement was asked to come to the gate.

"We apologize for the overbook situation. Further details on the removed customer should be directed to authorities."

Bridges, a Louisville resident, gave her account of the flight Sunday night.

Passengers were told at the gate that the flight was overbooked and United, offering $400 and a hotel stay, was looking for one volunteer to take another flight to Louisville at 3 p.m. Monday. 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.

Bridges said the man became "very upset" and said that he was a doctor who needed to see patients at a hospital in the morning. The manager told him that security would be called if he did not leave willingly, Bridges said, and the man said he was calling his lawyer. One security official came and spoke with him, and then another security officer came when he still refused. Then, she said, a third security official came on the plane and threw the passenger against the armrest before dragging him out of the plane.

The man was able to get back on the plane after initially being taken off – his face was bloody and he seemed disoriented, Bridges said, and he ran to the back of the plane. Passengers asked to get off the plane as a medical crew came on to deal with the passenger, she said, and passengers were then told to go back to the gate so that officials could "tidy up" the plane before taking off.

Bridges said the man shown in the video was the only person who was forcibly removed.

"Everyone was shocked and appalled," Bridges said. "There were several children on the flight as well that were very upset."

The flight was delayed around two hours before it could fly to Louisville, and it arrived in Kentucky later Sunday night. No update was given to the passengers about the condition of the man forcibly removed, Bridges said.

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http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2017/04/10/video-shows-man-forcibly-removed-united-flight-chicago-louisville/100274374/

Dr's always making people wait

I never really got why it was such an accepted practice to oversell plane tickets

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Those security guys look like a bunch of mall cops

another video

 

 

John Travoltage - I never really got why it was such an accepted practice to oversell plane tickets

Its a United, American and Delta thing. 

Wölfie66 - lol...always with the drama. Dude goes limp and definitely knows how to make it look good for the impending lawsuit.

He went headfirst into the armrest on the other side of the plane pretty hard, could easily have been out for real. The screaming at the beginning was playing for the cameras (if it hurts that much to wrestle someone, you could always...you know...walk peacefully off the plane like a man) but he over played his hand a bit. Hand to hand is chaotic, extreme things happen sometimes, which is why most people CHOOSE to avoid hand to hand unless you've got a damn good reason for it. If I'm kicking and screaming while the bouncers carry me down the stairs outside the club, sooner or later we're all taking a spill down those stairs. Or I could say "Hey, maybe I'm getting kicked out for bad reasons, but it is YOUR house, I'll go peacefully instead of fighting" and walk out the door like a man without those kinds of risks. I did something similar once and the bouncer actually gave me free passes to come back another night. "Act like a gentleman, get treated like gentleman."

dabigchet - not exactly excellent customer service

We will double book your seat and then beat you up if you refuse to give it up!

Fly the friendly skies

i don't even know how this is legal, although im sure it is written out in fine print somewhere

 

but these guys aren't even cops, they are private security forcibly removing a paying passenger

 

id go all out in the litigation ion this situation and give them hell

The dude screaming bloody murder was a bit... Odd. Being manhandled because he wanted to get what he paid for is a bit shit.

While I get overbooking for efficiency, it seems like every time I fly domestic they're trying to trade vouchers.

lady sounds like Kyle Brovlovksy's mom

John Travoltage - I never really got why it was such an accepted practice to oversell plane tickets

I know!!  They are basically selling something that they don't have. Shouldn't that be some sort of fraud or false advertising???

What I don't get in all this is. They let him back onto the plane after WTF ?

 

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Yeah I would sue the doctor too,what a fucking self entitled asshole to think he is more important than everyone else, and then refuse to leave a plane on like 6 different occasions? He must think he owns the plane. What a fucking asshole. And then refuse to move for law enforcement? What an idiot. Now because of him all these people had to wait even longer to take off.

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i don't even know how this is legal, although im sure it is written out in fine print somewhere

 

but these guys aren't even cops, they are private security forcibly removing a paying passenger

 

id go all out in the litigation ion this situation and give them hell

Do I have to be a cop to make you leave my car? It's my car.... if I was an Uber driver or even a regular taxi driver and I told you to leave and offered a refund would I not be within my rights to physically remove you from MY PROPERTY if you refused to leave?

This guy doesn't have the "right" to stay on the plane, he doesn't own it. If they want him off he has to get off. 

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Yeah I would sue the doctor too,what a fucking self entitled asshole to think he is more important than everyone else, and then refuse to leave a plane on like 6 different occasions? He must think he owns the plane. What a fucking asshole. And then refuse to move for law enforcement? What an idiot. Now because of him all these people had to wait even longer to take off.



They weren't law enforcement.

That doesn't matter even slightly.

Lol what the fuck. Is overselling flight tickets more a US thing? Don't think I've heard of this happening in U.K. but could be wrong.

So they oversell the tickets, then bring on a 'computer' that will randomly select some poor schmucks to get thrown off?? Who's taking their seats? Some folk that paid more or what?

And then when you refuse the computers' selection you get fucking knocked out and dragged off?! Holy shit I'm almost impressed. What company has the balls to act like this nowadays??

Someone post the twitter comments. They must be getting railed.

"You need to give up the seat you paid for so I can give it to a United Employee because they need to be somewhere"

 

sounds like your problem, not mine. Go buy them tickets with another airline or rent netjet.  Retarded that is retarded.