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Passenger physically removed from United Airlines overbooked flight


Earlier this week, a man named Dr. David Dao was violently dragged off of a United Airlines passenger plane.
First off, the plane asked for volunteers to give up their seats in exchange for $400 and the next flight. Next came $800 with a hotel and the next flight. Finally, when nobody gave up their seat, four people were chosen at random. When Dr. Dao was chosen, he refused and said, “I am a doctor and I need to get home to treat patients on Monday.”
Right at the moment, Dao was pulled from his seat in an aggressive way. After he refused again, security dragged him off the plane. Not only did they drag him off, but Dr. Dao was scraped across the face while being dragged off of the airplane.
Dao might have been a doctor, but he is working to get his medical license back. He lost it in 2003 when he wrote false prescriptions for a client of his.
After the incident occurred, United Airways CEO Oscar Munoz apologized saying, “No one should ever be mistreated this way.” A man being dragged off of a plane simply started because of an overbooked flight.
United Airways is definitely at fault for this. This isn’t the first time United Airways has oversold a flight. In fact, various individuals have complained before about overbooked flights through United Airways.
Obviously this event was horrific. The fact that security ripped a man out of his seat, dragged him, and physically hurt him, was uncalled for.

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    Daniel AnthonyMay 20, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    The best way to prevent against any future “re-accommodation” is to make gains. If you get swol enough to a certain point, no one would ever ask you, let alone force you to give up your seat.