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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #180 on: April 14, 2017, 12:29:27 PM »
Could it be Dan isn't posting his opinion on this due to his preference of United over other domestic airlines?
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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #181 on: April 14, 2017, 12:31:27 PM »

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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #182 on: April 14, 2017, 01:26:26 PM »
And I didn't even get a HT!!  :P

lol Dan caved in!

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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #183 on: April 14, 2017, 02:57:45 PM »
@APBusiness: Delta is authorizing employees to offer up to nearly $10,000 to passengers giving up a seat on overbooked flights

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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #184 on: April 14, 2017, 03:08:33 PM »
@APBusiness: Delta is authorizing employees to offer up to nearly $10,000 to passengers giving up a seat on overbooked flights
Will never practically happen

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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #185 on: April 14, 2017, 03:38:21 PM »
Will never practically happen
Noone is going to allow themselves to get bumped if they now know how much it can rain...

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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #186 on: April 14, 2017, 03:39:05 PM »
Noone is going to allow themselves to get bumped if they now know how much it can rain...

The prisoners dilemma 

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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #187 on: April 14, 2017, 05:11:18 PM »
Noone is going to allow themselves to get bumped if they now know how much it can rain...
They just won't let you board.

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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #188 on: April 14, 2017, 05:53:03 PM »

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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #189 on: April 14, 2017, 06:27:18 PM »
Found this to be an interesting read...
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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #190 on: April 14, 2017, 06:51:32 PM »
Found this to be an interesting read...
---First thing that jumps out is this:
"Knowing what I know about airport security, Iím certainly not going to run back into a secured, federally restricted area at an airport flailing my arms and screaming like a bansheeÖbecause, you know, that just happens to be breaking a major federal Homeland Security law.

But thatís just me. Obviously."

The poor guy had a concussion, was he supposed to be thinking straight?!

--- She compares this to our story:
"I mean, come on, I once actually had to remove my infant sonís socks because they mimicked little baby sneakers. These guys mean business.

I didnít like it. I thought it was just plain stupid, honestly. But instead of pitching a massive fit, refusing to comply, and bolting through the TSA checkpoint like an out-of-control toddler, I did the big girl thingĖsucked it up, removed the offensive socks, and went on with my happy life, sans being tackled and dragged through the airport in handcuffs by a bunch of big men with guns"






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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #191 on: April 14, 2017, 07:02:30 PM »
---First thing that jumps out is this:
"Knowing what I know about airport security, Iím certainly not going to run back into a secured, federally restricted area at an airport flailing my arms and screaming like a bansheeÖbecause, you know, that just happens to be breaking a major federal Homeland Security law.

But thatís just me. Obviously."

The poor guy had a concussion, was he supposed to be thinking straight?!

--- She compares this to our story:
"I mean, come on, I once actually had to remove my infant sonís socks because they mimicked little baby sneakers. These guys mean business.

I didnít like it. I thought it was just plain stupid, honestly. But instead of pitching a massive fit, refusing to comply, and bolting through the TSA checkpoint like an out-of-control toddler, I did the big girl thingĖsucked it up, removed the offensive socks, and went on with my happy life, sans being tackled and dragged through the airport in handcuffs by a bunch of big men with guns"
I thought her whole approach to the situation was stupid and one sided.
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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #192 on: April 14, 2017, 07:04:13 PM »
I thought her whole approach to the situation was stupid and one sided.
I agree that some of it was, but definitely not all. She did have some good points. And she raised a point nobody really has talked about, which is the fact that he ditched law enforcement to re-enter the plane...
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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #193 on: April 14, 2017, 07:05:15 PM »
I agree that some of it was, but definitely not all. She did have some good points. And she raised a point nobody really has talked about, which is the fact that he ditched law enforcement to re-enter the plane...
True but is he had a concussion I don't really think he's to blame for that.
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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #194 on: April 14, 2017, 07:06:13 PM »
---First thing that jumps out is this:
"Knowing what I know about airport security, Iím certainly not going to run back into a secured, federally restricted area at an airport flailing my arms and screaming like a bansheeÖbecause, you know, that just happens to be breaking a major federal Homeland Security law.

But thatís just me. Obviously."

The poor guy had a concussion, was he supposed to be thinking straight?!

--- She compares this to our story:
"I mean, come on, I once actually had to remove my infant sonís socks because they mimicked little baby sneakers. These guys mean business.

I didnít like it. I thought it was just plain stupid, honestly. But instead of pitching a massive fit, refusing to comply, and bolting through the TSA checkpoint like an out-of-control toddler, I did the big girl thingĖsucked it up, removed the offensive socks, and went on with my happy life, sans being tackled and dragged through the airport in handcuffs by a bunch of big men with guns"
She wasn't talking about the circumstances, she was trying to make a point that not everything they tell you seems to make sense, but that's not a reason to disobey.
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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #195 on: April 14, 2017, 07:07:19 PM »
True but is he had a concussion I don't really think he's to blame for that.
Was he officially diagnosed with that? I was not aware. His lawyer can play that in court if need be I guess.
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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #196 on: April 14, 2017, 07:14:17 PM »
Was he officially diagnosed with that? I was not aware. His lawyer can play that in court if need be I guess.
I'm not sure I was just saying that assuming he was, then that's probably a valid argument.
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Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #197 on: April 14, 2017, 10:10:24 PM »
Was he officially diagnosed with that? I was not aware. His lawyer can play that in court if need be I guess.

Thats what his lawyer said in the press conference yesterday

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