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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #60 on: April 13, 2017, 12:07:55 AM »
Delta is so happy this happened at the right moment

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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #61 on: April 13, 2017, 12:12:29 AM »
Delta is so happy this happened at the right moment
Indeed.

Hopefully all of this will introduce some humility to the airlines, whose profits have boosted their arrogance, which in turn leads them to make the experience of dealing with them worse.

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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #62 on: April 13, 2017, 12:18:08 AM »
Indeed.

Hopefully all of this will introduce some humility to the airlines, whose profits have boosted their arrogance, which in turn leads them to make the experience of dealing with them worse.

Forgive the dumb question but isn't the inherent competition of a free market economy supposed to provide natural checks and balances for this? If so what is going wrong here? Is it that aviation is so regulated? Can you explain this to me?

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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #63 on: April 13, 2017, 12:36:34 AM »
Forgive the dumb question but isn't the inherent competition of a free market economy supposed to provide natural checks and balances for this? If so what is going wrong here? Is it that aviation is so regulated? Can you explain this to me?
Checks and balances did not ensure that there are never abuses. The public backlash from this is likely much more powerful than anything a regulator could have done.
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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #64 on: April 13, 2017, 12:37:26 AM »


Forgive the dumb question but isn't the inherent competition of a free market economy supposed to provide natural checks and balances for this? If so what is going wrong here? Is it that aviation is so regulated? Can you explain this to me?
Free market at work here:

"Earlier on Wednesday, the chief executive of United Airlines said the carrier will no longer ask police to remove passengers from full flights after the uproar over the incident"


http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2017/04/12/united-ceo-airline-will-no-longer-use-police-to-remove-passengers.html

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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #65 on: April 13, 2017, 01:38:35 AM »
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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #66 on: April 13, 2017, 02:11:16 AM »
Checks and balances did not ensure that there are never abuses. The public backlash from this is likely much more powerful than anything a regulator could have done.
Huh? My question posited the very opposite. I was suggesting that regulation actually interferes with the natural self-correction of poor customer service in a true free market economy.

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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #67 on: April 13, 2017, 08:33:33 AM »
Just got off my DL flights and saw a UA employee on board. Apparently they are now offering their services on other airlines

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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #71 on: April 13, 2017, 11:18:00 AM »
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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #72 on: April 13, 2017, 11:29:08 AM »
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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #73 on: April 13, 2017, 11:30:30 AM »
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