Author Topic: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight  (Read 28786 times)

Offline as2

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Mar 2013
  • Posts: 5403
  • Total likes: 687
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 24
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Memories last forever, make them while you can.

Offline Oceanblue

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Apr 2014
  • Posts: 208
  • Total likes: 3
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Seattle
Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #201 on: April 17, 2017, 02:30:23 PM »
http://www.businessinsider.com/united-airlines-responds-couple-claims-kicked-off-flight-houston-costa-rica-2017-4

More people jumping on the United publicity shaming train, although it sounds like its probably the passengers' fault in the first place.

Offline Yammer

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Aug 2015
  • Posts: 3697
  • Total likes: 215
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #202 on: April 23, 2017, 03:24:03 AM »
In wake of passenger-dragging incident, United CEO won't automatically become chairman

http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-93115528/

Offline Dan

  • Administrator
  • Dansdeals Lifetime 50K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • **********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 60328
  • Total likes: 7582
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 16442
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: CLE
  • Programs: UA Global Services, AA Lifetime Plat, DL Dirt, SPG Plat, Hyatt Diamond, Fairmont Lifetime Plat, Hilton Diamond, Priority Club Plat, Avis Chairman, National EE, Hertz PC
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

Offline aygart

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 12697
  • Total likes: 7376
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 11
    • View Profile
    • Lower Watt Energy Brokers
  • Programs: www.lowerwatt.com
Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #204 on: April 26, 2017, 09:38:00 AM »
Feelings don't care about your facts

Offline Oceanblue

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Apr 2014
  • Posts: 208
  • Total likes: 3
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Seattle
Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #205 on: April 26, 2017, 11:01:58 AM »
Cant make this headline up
"Mystery as world's-biggest-rabbit contender dies on United Airlines flight to O'Hare"
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/04/26/mystery-over-giant-rabbits-death-united-flight/100920770/

Online LoLo

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Aug 2014
  • Posts: 3676
  • Total likes: 150
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #206 on: April 26, 2017, 11:02:51 AM »
This is brutal.

Offline aygart

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 12697
  • Total likes: 7376
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 11
    • View Profile
    • Lower Watt Energy Brokers
  • Programs: www.lowerwatt.com
Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #207 on: April 26, 2017, 11:03:24 AM »
Cant make this headline up
"Mystery as world's-biggest-rabbit contender dies on United Airlines flight to O'Hare"
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/04/26/mystery-over-giant-rabbits-death-united-flight/100920770/
hare dues on trip to o hare
Feelings don't care about your facts

Online ExGingi

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Nov 2015
  • Posts: 11037
  • Total likes: 3512
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 14
    • View Profile
  • Location: 770
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
-- Dan

Offline AROCKS1

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Apr 2014
  • Posts: 489
  • Total likes: 4
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #209 on: April 26, 2017, 11:43:51 AM »
Delta's turn:

http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/columnists/jim-stingl/2017/04/26/stingl-need-pee-gets-man-kicked-off-delta-flight-milwaukee/100885528/
This is blown out of proportion. If not for the recent incidents, this would been a minor incident with relatively little press coverage.

Offline lubaby

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 5154
  • Total likes: 573
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 12
    • View Profile
Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #210 on: April 26, 2017, 11:47:26 AM »
This is blown out of proportion. If not for the recent incidents, this would been a minor incident with relatively little press coverage.
PSA:
Listen to the darn flight attendants and do what they tell you to. Your chances of being a problem and making it to the front page of a newspaper will go down astronomically.

Online ExGingi

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Nov 2015
  • Posts: 11037
  • Total likes: 3512
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 14
    • View Profile
  • Location: 770
Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #211 on: April 26, 2017, 11:49:00 AM »
This is blown out of proportion. If not for the recent incidents, this would been a minor incident with relatively little press coverage.
While the incidents are blown out of proportion, the silver lining of this (and the Delta operational meltdown of a few weeks ago) is that we might get some better protection from a highly concentrated industry that sells contract that guarantee nothing.
I've been waiting over 5 years with bated breath for someone to say that!
-- Dan

Offline ShlockDoc

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jun 2012
  • Posts: 2337
  • Total likes: 53
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 34
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #212 on: April 26, 2017, 11:50:31 AM »
PSA:
Listen to the darn flight attendants and do what they tell you to. Your chances of being a problem and making it to the front page of a newspaper will go down astronomically.

You're assuming that these "victims" don't want to make it to the front page of the newspaper.

Online TimT

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 19814
  • Total likes: 3124
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 12
    • View Profile
Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #213 on: April 26, 2017, 12:02:07 PM »
PSA:
Listen to the darn flight attendants and do what they tell you to. Your chances of being a problem and making it to the front page of a newspaper will go down astronomically.
When ya gotta go ya gotta go. PERIOD!!

Offline henche

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2011
  • Posts: 3902
  • Total likes: 435
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #214 on: April 26, 2017, 12:11:07 PM »
PSA:
Listen to the darn flight attendants and do what they tell you to. Your chances of being a problem and making it to the front page of a newspaper will go down astronomically.

I would not pee in my pants in the plane seat; I would get up and go to the bathroom.  It's not like they were taking off. You can sit on the tarmac for hours.

Offline Oceanblue

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Apr 2014
  • Posts: 208
  • Total likes: 3
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Seattle
Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #215 on: April 26, 2017, 12:30:07 PM »
I would not pee in my pants in the plane seat; I would get up and go to the bathroom.  It's not like they were taking off. You can sit on the tarmac for hours.

Did he call the attendant? It would make sense to me that if they've pushed back that you should probably ask for permission to get up and walk about.

Online TimT

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 19814
  • Total likes: 3124
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 12
    • View Profile
Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #216 on: April 26, 2017, 12:36:54 PM »
Did he call the attendant? It would make sense to me that if they've pushed back that you should probably ask for permission to get up and walk about.
And when they say "sorry" ?

Is there some law that everybody has to exit for every disturbance or is this them just getting revenge for everybody recording these things ? And certainly no need for federal agents.

Offline henche

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: May 2011
  • Posts: 3902
  • Total likes: 435
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #217 on: April 26, 2017, 12:40:02 PM »
Did he call the attendant? It would make sense to me that if they've pushed back that you should probably ask for permission to get up and walk about.

What do you think?

Offline username

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 4305
  • Total likes: 429
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 12
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: C Heights
  • Programs: ┌──────────────────┐ │───> Ữ₴ΣЯИΛΜӘ <─── │ └──────────────────┘
Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #218 on: April 26, 2017, 01:34:27 PM »
While the incidents are blown out of proportion, the silver lining of this (and the Delta operational meltdown of a few weeks ago) is that we might get some better protection from a highly concentrated industry that sells contract that guarantee nothing.
Along with a price hike. No thank you.
^^^

Offline Oceanblue

  • Dansdeals Gold Elite
  • ***
  • Join Date: Apr 2014
  • Posts: 208
  • Total likes: 3
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: Seattle
Re: Man forcibly removed from overbooked United flight
« Reply #219 on: April 26, 2017, 02:34:58 PM »
And when they say "sorry" ?

Is there some law that everybody has to exit for every disturbance or is this them just getting revenge for everybody recording these things ? And certainly no need for federal agents.

But we'll never know right? It seems like it would be reasonable to plead your pressing need to use the bathroom to the FA and the FA can be responsible for whatever happens.