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SXMScubaman
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Re: I wouldn't fly United myself... [Re: SXMBND]
      #1729866 - 04/12/17 08:45 PM (24.18.33.109)

Compensation for passengers in the works.
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/u...LTDf?li=BBnb7Kz


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Re: I wouldn't fly United myself... [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1729870 - 04/12/17 09:18 PM (173.46.78.163)

I hadn't thought of that before, but since they're offering money, I have to assume some enterprising lawyer is threatening a class action suit on behalf of the passengers.

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Re: I wouldn't fly United myself... [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1729874 - 04/12/17 10:24 PM (24.18.33.109)

I wouldn't go as far as to assume that. Refunding the fare is just a good PR way to start.

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Re: I wouldn't fly United myself... [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1729881 - 04/12/17 11:00 PM (24.250.61.63)

Refunding the fare with a clause preventing claims is just good business. Refunding without that is charity or advertising.

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Re: I wouldn't fly United myself... [Re: Bob_Dot]
      #1729883 - 04/13/17 12:32 AM (96.233.64.115)

Refunding the fare, if that's what "receiving compensation for the cost of their tickets" means, is a drop of cash. What United will eventually pay out is closer to a hemorrhage.

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Re: I wouldn't fly United myself... [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1729909 - 04/13/17 11:42 AM (24.102.161.71)

His lawyer is on T.V. right now, and his daughter. He is taking questions... My question is!!!! He was getting hurt being pulled off the plane .why did he resist so much and for so long? That does not make this right, but I would like to think, most would have gotten up and left and taken this up with the airline... Sure he had to get home, but he took a beating for it. He has a concussion, two teeth out, and broken nose... Holy cow, what a law suit... but why put up such a dam fight... Hope this helps others with this overbooking problem... Maybe this had to happen...

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Re: I wouldn't fly United myself... [Re: sasasal]
      #1729911 - 04/13/17 11:57 AM (47.192.9.53)

Did you watch the video?? He initially resisted some, while still in his seat, and after that, he appears to be basically unconscious, while they are dragging him down the aisle.

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sasasal
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Re: I wouldn't fly United myself... [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1729913 - 04/13/17 12:05 PM (24.102.161.71)

Ok. I did not see that... I suppose all of this will be clarified in time... Perhaps he was dazed. I just can not believe anyone would put themselves through that... His lawyer was asked the question, and he just said!!! He wanted to go home.. The airline will pay dearly for this, and as people that fly, perhaps this will change how they treat passengers... this should never happen again...

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Re: I wouldn't fly United myself... [Re: sasasal]
      #1729919 - 04/13/17 12:48 PM (24.18.33.109)

There is also a video of the conversation that took place before he was taken out of his seat. He had ample opportunity to comply but resisted and said he would rather go to jail than give up his seat. Officers asked again and he got confrontational and then the physical confrontation happened.
He was already on the phone and was talking about suing before taken out of his seat.
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/new-vid...MpPR?li=BBnb7Kz

Edited by SXMScubaman (04/13/17 12:51 PM)


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Re: I wouldn't fly United myself... [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1729921 - 04/13/17 01:45 PM (24.102.161.71)

Well, He certainly may be unhinged, but for the record!!! He will win either way. They could have realized what they were dealing with and moved on. Instead of the fiasco the happened pulling him off... I believe he was wrong in resisting, but they were wrong in there approach... Big lawsuit will be in the works, and because of his injurys, he will win... The airlines should never ever do this to any passenger no matter what there mental state... This will serve as a lesson to united and other airlines.... Very sad...

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