Shout-out to United's legal team who are about to get the sh*t worked out of them
@Split personality, already did, united settled by paying him $8mil and giving him a lifetime first class ticket
Edit: this is inaccurate, after Oujosh29's comment I asked my friend who told me this for their source and it was a meme, there hasn't been a settlement as of yet
@Sven and Otar, shout out to United's pr team who are about to get the sh*t worked out of them
@Sven and Otar, Holy. For real? Let me get my ass beat by United then.
@Split personality, #bestcomments
@Sven and Otar, bet you anything that if the guy wasn't a doctor or any other minority he wouldn't get that
@chattoyalater , normally I'd agree with your sentiment, that usually if someone's a minority in an instance of injustice like this where there's a massive public outcry, they'd probably get more favorable treatment, however, I honestly feel this is one of those instances where regardless of a person's background (in this case, the victim was a shady dude who's had his license suspended as well as has been a convicted felon), they'd get this level of justice regardless
@Sven and Otar, seriously? Where'd you read that, because I call shenanigans. There's no way United settled that quick. While I bet United will throw money at re guy, if they fought it United would win. The guy doesn't have a leg to stand on in a lawsuit against United.
@Oujosh29, I apologize for the inaccuracy of my original comment, (I was repeating hearsay), but how does United have the advantage here? Under the law, airlines are required to offer up to $1300 before requiring you to disembark, they didn't go above $1000. He was non-violent in the videos, just verbally protesting, that level of escalation of force was absolutely unnecessary. He absolutely can sue United for not offering him the full $1300 before calling the police, and he could sue the City of Chicago's police department for their over the top use of force to subdue him
No one can steal my left twix!
Stolen pages from the United airlines training handbook.
"This has been a United sponsored PSA!"
Old LAPD Manual Book
United is getting a lot of bad publicity, but that guy acted like a belligerent 3 year old.
@ORGANIC, I'd be pissed too if they took my seat because THEY messed up and didn't save seats for the crew. I know they'd reimburse him but still, they're inconveniencing someone else for THEIR mistake
@TriangleTesticles, actually, they are, by law, required to offer up to $1300 if the flight was more than two hours before they can be removed.
@TriangleTesticles, so that automatically allows him to act like a child?
EDIT: a quick Google search shows that "involuntary de-boarding" due to an overbooked flight is a common practice, and is in accordance with DoT protocol. That being said, there does appear to be somewhat eccessive force used.
@ORGANIC, he was a doctor on his way to see a sick patient...
@GreenDayGirl, correct. He was a doctor, not is a doctor. His liscense was revoked. He couldn't see any patients. He decided to act like a 3 year old rather than act like an adult and accept the inconvenience. Clearly I have an unpopular opinion.
@ORGANIC, he didnt act like a three year old he was knocked unconscious, which is why he was dragged in such a way, please make sure you know what happened before assuming he was throwing a temper tantrum
@ORGANIC, there were 3 other people who were kicked off that plane. They clearly acted like adults and accepted the inconvenience (and the reimbursement) and left the plane. This guy decided he was too important and didn't want to comply what United Airlines is rightfully allowed to do.
@The nOly One, would someone who was not throwing a temper tantrum be knocked unconscious? I do agree that physically dragging him off may have been overkill. But his response to being told he was being kicked off led to the escalation of force used.
@ORGANIC, I'm sorry, but you act like being inconvenienced in this way is no problem at all. He bought the ticket, waited at the airport to board this flight, got on the flight only to be told he had to get off. I can understand quite a bit of resistance because, hey, wasnt his fault the airline messed up and he felt inconvenienced, they then used so much force as to cause a blunt force head wound and unconsciousness, I dont care how resistant you are being, NO civilian deserves to be ASSAULTED.
@The nOly One, you make valid points but airplanes are literally dictatorships by law. The contract of you buying a ticket is for the company to get you to the place on the next available flight, and they are required to pay your expenses if they delay you, but are within every legal right to toss you off for the hell of it and make you wait until the next flight with empty seats
@smii7y, oh I know that, my point is, he was assaulted, period. He can be made to leave, but he sustained serious injuries that could be fatal at the hand of the airline, that is unlawful
@The nOly One, yes, no one deserves to be assaulted. However, this situation could have been avoided if he followed the rules.
@ORGANIC, also could have been avoided if the airline hadnt made a mistake
@ORGANIC, He got cleared in 2015 to go back into medical practice so technically still a doctor
@The nOly One, I read that he had actually accepted the offer of 800 but then changed his mind when he found out the next flight would be too late and boarded anyway
@The nOly One, it wasn't assault, and it wasn't the airlines who dragged him off, it was airport security. If the guy refuses to leave, the only possible option left to physically remove him. Whether or not he's hurt during the physical removal is on him and HIS choice to escalate it. It might now look good,but trying to tickle the guy out if the seat probably wouldn't have worked.