The Pardu

The Pardu
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Monday, April 10, 2017

United Airlines Used Abusive Tactics To Remove A Customer (Passenger)

What happened to this man? Was he a victim of a terror attack? Did he rile Kim Jung Un? Did he run afoul of the US Security Service?  Maybe, he slipped and fell on his face?

I have read he is a physician. Apparently, the physician was removed from the flight in a brutal manner. We are also hearing United Airlines randomly removed four other passengers from the flight.

Let's ask United Airlines. 

United Airlines via a spokesperson apologized for overbooking the flight. Seriously? Overbooking flights are as common in the US airline industry as pretzels in no-First Class cabins. It is almost as common as airlines charging for passenger baggage on flights. 

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."
Seriously? How about an immediately apologize for ordering heavy-handed cops to remove the passenger.

Why are we as a nation showing increasing signs of authoritarianism and associated brutality?


  1. What happened to elderly abuse? Is United exempt? What an ass United has for a CEO! So, once this is over, I seriously wonder if United could have saved by chartering a small jet to get their associate's crew to their destination. It is a small flight and it would be well under $10K. They probably could have got it done for under $6K. Now, what is the least United is oing to pay for all the bad press, etc... Oh yes, they are a smart airline! Good going with the well thought out contingency plans! You a winner, not! Michel B, ex pilot. Florida

  2. Justify yourselves United by saying the elderly man had a prior run-in with the law and what the was his specialty in medicine. Real winners, are we United? Just how much more do you plan on digging yourselves into the hole? Anyone at United think what the cost to the company and shareholders is going to be. Oh yes, it is a tax write off. So is a $6 or $7K charter flight to get the crew to their destination. Michel B., ex-pilot South Florida.