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United physically removing paid passenger from plane

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by tvon, Apr 10, 2017.

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  1. tvon

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    United seems to be having a number of related PR issues lately.
     
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    Why not just increase the amount of compensation offered until you have the required number of volunteers? Seems like a pretty easy way to avoid removing someone that really needs to be on a certain flight.
     
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    I would like to hear the whole story.
     
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  5. Chicken Dinner

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    Newest United cabin is online

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    OMG, they traumatized this man. He'll never get over this.

    Nobody should give this airline one penny of their money. Make a stand!
     
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  7. tvon

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    This is a good blog post about the whys/whats of overbooking and legally your rights.. This has a great part of information about this story I had yet to hear.. this flight was technically NOT a United flight, but one of those United Express flights "operated by.."

    http://www.nycaviation.com/2017/04/overbooking-bumping-removal-regional-airlines-rights/


    I of course, would of booked those crew members a rental car. The destination is 4 hours away by car anyway. Cheaper than offering compensation.
     
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  8. spdandpwr

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    This is ridiculous. I remember I was on a flight to Vegas and they overbooked the flight and were going as high as 1300 in compensation for switching flights. Then again Delta is a class act compared to Un-United
     
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    This guy is going to get A LOT of money from them when he sues...
     
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  10. BostonJP

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    Agreed. Instead, this practice is going to cost United untold lost revenue from the bad publicity, and possibly even a nice big settlement.
     
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    its a joke a paying customer has to give up a seat for crew
     
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    You might not think that if you were a passenger on the plane that crew was supposed to be on. The way it was handled was shitty, but I'm certain that paying customers get bumped on a regular basis.
     
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    I guess what is the protocol when someone refuses? I've always wondered what they do when no one volunteers, guess I got my answer.
     
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    I would bet the crew has contractual rules about deadheading being only on aircraft. Also the drive more like 5 and 1/2 hours, IF I65 and the Borman are behaving.
     
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    United now gives you a choice. 1 set of boxing gloves or 1 carry on
     
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    Unfreaking-real.... these stupid airline workers actually think "we have power to remove people if we want"... their excuse "I'm just doing my job" they don't realize their in SERVICE industry.
     
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    Ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch.
     
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    That post is a winner, @Chicken Dinner! :D

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    It sucks! Surprised nobody volunteered.
     
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    The fellow should've just taken the leggings off!

    Oh. Oops! I'm getting my current events mixed up again! :faint:

    RICHARD
     
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