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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2017, 10:49:54 AM »
He wasn't even wearing leggings ???
ALOL while in a meeting

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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2017, 10:51:00 AM »
ALOL while in a meeting
You need to stop DDFing at work
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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2017, 10:51:31 AM »
You need to stop DDFing at work
Where else would I ddf?

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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2017, 10:53:07 AM »
Where else would I ddf?
I can think of many places, DDF on erev yom tov may very well be more productive than your meeting though, in which case, proceed at will
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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2017, 10:54:39 AM »
I can think of many places, DDF on erev yom tov may very well be more productive than your meeting though, in which case, proceed at will
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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2017, 10:59:25 AM »
Why didn't they offer more before forcing people to leave? I'm sure someone would have volunteered for the right price.
Agreed. $1k? Everyone has their breaking point.
Also why did they board everyone first then decide to start removing people?

I think the part that bothers me is that they removed the passengers to make room for their own staff. Why should their employees get preference over paying customers? I understand the law is on their side when it comes to making these decisions but it seems a bit absurd that they can make the decision that they don't want to lose money from a future flight being short staffed but it's okay to remove random individuals. I would be much more accepting with a scenario of a simple paying customer overbooking than this scenario.

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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2017, 11:04:17 AM »
Agreed. $1k? Everyone has their breaking point.
Also why did they board everyone first then decide to start removing people?

I think the part that bothers me is that they removed the passengers to make room for their own staff. Why should their employees get preference over paying customers? I understand the law is on their side when it comes to making these decisions but it seems a bit absurd that they can make the decision that they don't want to lose money from a future flight being short staffed but it's okay to remove random individuals. I would be much more accepting with a scenario of a simple paying customer overbooking than this scenario.
Agreed. I think the employees situation only surfaced after they boarded the plane. This whole situation is either being portrayed horribly by the media, or was just not handled by the right person...

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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2017, 11:05:30 AM »
Agreed. $1k? Everyone has their breaking point.
Also why did they board everyone first then decide to start removing people?

I think the part that bothers me is that they removed the passengers to make room for their own staff. Why should their employees get preference over paying customers? I understand the law is on their side when it comes to making these decisions but it seems a bit absurd that they can make the decision that they don't want to lose money from a future flight being short staffed but it's okay to remove random individuals. I would be much more accepting with a scenario of a simple paying customer overbooking than this scenario.
I agree, once they allowed everyone to board the plane it was out of line to force people off, they should have offered more compensation and only forced people off as a last resort. DL was giving people more than $1k over the weekend, there was really no reason UA couldn't have gone up to $1.5k before forcing people off.
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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2017, 11:14:17 AM »
Funny, scrolled by this article from TPG, and he seems to leave out all mentions of the employee factor. Also seems a bit of a different angle on the whole picture.

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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2017, 11:17:04 AM »
I agree, once they allowed everyone to board the plane it was out of line to force people off, they should have offered more compensation and only forced people off as a last resort. DL was giving people more than $1k over the weekend, there was really no reason UA couldn't have gone up to $1.5k before forcing people off.
Legal requirement for "involuntary" deined boarding is $1300 cash - not vouchers

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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2017, 11:18:16 AM »
Legal requirement for "involuntary" deined boarding is $1300 cash - not vouchers
Now we need to figure out how to manufacture a involuntary denial for boarding

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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2017, 11:19:32 AM »
Legal requirement for "involuntary" deined boarding is $1300 cash - not vouchers
Yes I was talking about cash. It's better for UA to give more comp then to have to deal with a PR mess like this, especially soon after the "leggings" fiasco.
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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2017, 11:20:27 AM »
I've read 4 articles so far, and only one has mentioned the employees...There may be some facts amiss here

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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2017, 11:22:23 AM »
Now we need to figure out how to manufacture a involuntary denial for boarding
Na, this week my friend had 2 cleints flying, there were kept waiting at the check-in counter till cut-off time with an excuse that there was a problem with their tickets, their flights were definitely oversold. No it's wasn't Elal (who does this all the time) but it was OS & you guessed it, UA

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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2017, 11:31:43 AM »
Delta devalues their points, AA has 0 availability, and UA abuses their passengers. Love these domestic airlines!!

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