HORRIBLE: United Airlines forcibly removes passenger from overbooked flight
As if the leggings controversy wasn’t enough bad publicity for one month, United Airlines has done it again. And this one is even worse!
Videos posted to Twitter and Facebook show a man being pulled out of his seat by three guards as a plane was waiting to take off at Chicago O’Hare Airport.
The problem started when United overbooked their flight. They asked passengers on board to volunteer to be bumped to a later flight. When nobody volunteered, they randomly selected a passenger and aggressively pulled him from his seat, bloodying his face in the process. The man is a doctor and said he has patients to see on Monday and could not be bumped. United’s CEO claims the man was acting ‘disruptive and belligerent’ and that they acted appropriately. Really??
— Jayse D. Anspach (@JayseDavid) April 10, 2017
As you might expect, passengers on board and everyone who has viewed the video cannot believe this could happen.
And hey, United Airlines? Yeah… you’re about to get the pants sued off you. And you deserve it. We hope this poor man gets everything he deserves, and that includes a boatload of United Airlines cash!!
Here’s another crazy video… somehow the man managed to get back ON the plane. you can see he’s very scared and confused. This is just horrible
— Tyler Bridges (@Tyler_Bridges) April 10, 2017