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SXMScubaman
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Re: I wouldn't fly United myself... [Re: islandgem]
      #1729612 - 04/10/17 07:40 PM (24.18.33.109)

Another article.
http://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/her...Fom8?li=BBnb7Kz


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SXMScubaman
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Re: I wouldn't fly United myself... [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1729618 - 04/10/17 10:33 PM (24.18.33.109)

Oh my. The CEO sent this out.
http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies...FXm5?li=BBnb7Kz


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Bobcat
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Re: I wouldn't fly United myself... [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1729626 - 04/11/17 07:28 AM (74.108.103.176)

Quote:

Carol_Hill said:
I actually learned something from that--you can get CASH, as compared to a travel voucher, which may be difficult to use..




Often times they do not have enough cash on hand to pay out more than a small number of passengers - I have seen them run out of funds or so they said. Payment may be made by check if cash funds are not available.

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Bobcat
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Re: I wouldn't fly United myself... [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1729628 - 04/11/17 07:29 AM (74.108.103.176)

Quote:

SXMScubaman said:
Oh my. The CEO sent this out.
http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies...FXm5?li=BBnb7Kz




This may not "go away" as quickly as the airline top brass hope it will.

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Carol_HillAdministrator
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Re: I wouldn't fly United myself... [Re: Bobcat]
      #1729639 - 04/11/17 08:33 AM (173.46.78.163)

Actually, I was talking about money, versus a voucher for future travel. Unless I knew the airline was preparing to go bankrupt soon, a check would be the same as cash to me..

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Re: I wouldn't fly United myself... [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1729640 - 04/11/17 08:34 AM (173.46.78.163)

What an a$$. I hope this guy sues them and gets TEN million dollars..

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sasasal
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Re: I wouldn't fly United myself... [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1729645 - 04/11/17 08:45 AM (24.102.161.71)

its time for the government to put a stop to this overbooking crap.... This did not have to happen in the first place... No one should be asked or forced to give up there seat... There are actually people that need to get to their destination... They claim this man was fighting them? So would I. Yup hope he sues for lots.. Greedy airlines need to be taught a lesson... They will try to talk themselves out of this... Stop the overbooking and then you will not have to throw someone off a plane... this is sick... Glad I already do not like united, and would not fly them.

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IslandBoi
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Re: I wouldn't fly United myself... [Re: sasasal]
      #1729670 - 04/11/17 12:03 PM (40.134.145.130)

i'm obviously in the minority, but i thought the guy acted like a petulent child throwing a temper tantrum...whether you agree with United's policy or not, the guy should have gotten up when the police arrived, then pursued reparation afterwards...i wouldn't be surprised if we eventually learn he had some sort of mental issue

there are plenty of videos these days of people resisting authority, sometimes with dire consequences...followed by demonstrations and riots

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Re: I wouldn't fly United myself... [Re: IslandBoi]
      #1729672 - 04/11/17 12:14 PM (74.108.103.176)

You are right of course, the prudent thing to do is to give up the seat but the problem is really how it was handled after the passenger refused to give up his seat - A PR nightmare - dozens of passengers with cell phones and cameras rolling - the airline has only one crew member to transport remaining - I'm sure there will be, as you said, more to follow on this.

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Re: I wouldn't fly United myself... [Re: IslandBoi]
      #1729676 - 04/11/17 12:42 PM (47.192.9.53)

The passenger could have handled it better, but my feeling is that the airline SERIOUSLY screwed up, to let it get to that point. First, the entire situation was created by the airline's GREED in overbooking the flight. Second, the entire situation was created by the airline's screw up in not having the proper crew in place where they needed to be. Third, they never should have let anyone board the plane. Fourth, they needed to offer more money until they got volunteers. Fifth, the airports were FOUR HOURS apart by car. United could have rented a car (and a driver, if need be) to get their employees there in time. As it was, the flight eventually left THREE HOURS late, so if United had just hired a car for their employees, the other passengers would not have been subjected to this awful scene and the other passengers would have gotten what they should have gotten to begin with. And sixth, I really hope the CEO of United gets removed for his attitude toward the flying public, that he obviously doesn't give a rat's a$$ about. "Reaccomodated"??? Really?? United says that the man was not targeted because he is Asian, but apparently the story is going over like a concrete balloon in China, which apparently United does huge business in China. "The Friendly Skies"??? Not so much.

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