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Old April 12th 17, 05:30 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting,aus.aviation,,talk.politics.guns,sac.politics
RD Sandman[_2_]
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Default United Airlines, We put the "Hospital" in "Hospitality"!

Sylvia Else wrote in news:el5f1bFb5krU1

On 12/04/2017 7:51 AM, Air Gestapo wrote:

Find us on On the 9th April,
2017, a man was forcibly removed from United Airlines Flight
3411 in Chicago, set for Louisville. While we'd normally say
that until we have all the information, we have no information
at all, the United response tends to confirm the incident as
described by passengers. United Airlines said that ... "Flight
3411 from Chicago to Louisville was overbooked. 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."

It's a difficult situation. If a person refusing to leave were allowed
to stay, then passengers would never comply. If force has to be used to
remove a non-compliant passenger, then that's what has to be done.

Bumping passengers in favour of its own staff looks strange, but it may
be that if those staff weren't carried, it would have knock on effects
for other flights.

To my mind, the proper solution to the overbooking problem is either to
ban it outright (given that it's deliberate, not just a mistake),

Overbooking is intentional. It is done to try and ensure paying
passengers for all flights.

or to
require that the airline just keep offering more and more money until
they do get the needed volunteers. If that means they have to offer

of thousands of dollars, then so be it - that's the price of


The maximum is $1350 and it is usually in the form of a voucher which can
be used on other flights on that same airline. It used to be the cost of
the ticket for a later flight and a dinner at the airport. It could also
include an overnight stay at a local hotel if the later flight was


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