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  • Moment United Airlines worker pushed a grandfather, 71, to the GROUND and knocked him...

    06/14/2017 6:50:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 14, 2017 | Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Moment United Airlines worker pushed a grandfather, 71, to the GROUND and knocked him unconscious in the middle of the Houston airport Just two months after witnesses recorded the moment a 69-year-old man was dragged off a United Airlines flight to make room for crew, a new video is threatening to embroil the airline in scandal once again. The nearly three-minute video, obtained by KPRC, shows a United Airlines customer service representative pushing a 71-year-old man to the ground in front of the ticket counter and then leaving him to lay on the ground unconscious. In fact, not...
  • United accidentally strands New Zealand man at SFO without wallet or passport

    05/25/2017 6:07:52 AM PDT · by DFG · 43 replies
    sfgate ^ | 05/24/2017 | Alyssa Pereira
    A New Zealand man named Ben Kepes unwittingly found himself without his passport, wallet, and entire carry on bag at the San Francisco International Airport this week after a flight attendant mistakenly thought his luggage was left behind by a previous flier. Kepes, who has been recounting the ordeal on Twitter, says his bag was underneath his Business Class seat while he was working on his laptop before a flight from Nashville to San Francisco when it was removed without his knowledge. As he writes, it wasn't until he was arriving at SFO that he noticed the bag was gone.
  • Now United Airlines passengers are being attacked by SCORPIONS! Deadly insect crawls out....

    05/12/2017 7:24:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 12, 2017 | Emily Crane For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Now United Airlines passengers are being attacked by SCORPIONS! Deadly insect crawls out on flight and forces evacuation A United Airlines flight was delayed for several hours in Texas after reports of a scorpion crawling out of a passenger's clothes. Passengers say United Flight 1035 was evacuated on Thursday at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston following the scorpion sighting. The flight, which was headed for Quito, Ecuador was delayed for three hours. News of the scorpion incident got out when passengers started tweeting about the ordeal.
  • Woman says United crew forced her to urinate in a cup (Fake News Headline?)

    05/10/2017 8:02:36 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 35 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 05/10/2017 | Matt Campbell
    In yet another horror story about the state of commercial aviation, a nurse from Kansas City says she was forced to pee into a cup in her seat because she was not allowed to use the plane’s lavatory. Nicole Harper posted her account early Saturday on Facebook after, she says, she became frustrated at her inability to get anyone at United Airlines to acknowledge her complaint. “United Airlines refuses to take my call, now I can’t sleep and just keep thinking about how wrong this is,” Harper wrote. She encouraged her Facebook friends to share her story. Harper said her...
  • KC woman forced to pee in cup on United flight

    05/10/2017 7:00:12 AM PDT · by Morgana · 52 replies
    KSHB ^ | May 10, 2017 | Lisa Benson
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City woman says she was forced to urinate in a cup on a United Airlines flight and now she wants to know why the flight attendant didn't just let her go to the restroom. Nicole Harper tried to use the restroom on United flight 6056 on April 10th. A flight attendant ordered her back to her seat. The seatbelt sign was still illuminated. "I said 'I'm going to need to use the restroom or I'm going to need a cup.' They handed me the cup which was about this big and I was like...
  • Woman stuck on plane to California rather than Paris [guess which airline?]

    05/08/2017 5:36:13 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 39 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | May 8, 2017 4:26 pm | AP
    <p>NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — United Airlines has apologized to a French woman after she wound up on a plane to San Francisco instead of Paris from a New Jersey airport.</p> <p>Lucie Bahetoukilae was scheduled to fly from Newark to Paris last month. Bahetoukilae, who only speaks French, ended up in San Francisco after boarding a plane at the gate that corresponded with her ticket.</p>
  • United cremated giant bunny without her permission, breeder says

    05/01/2017 10:49:50 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/01/2017
    The owner of the giant rabbit who died in the care of United Airlines last Tuesday says the scandal-scarred airline cremated her bunny’s remains so she would never know the truth about how it died. “The whole thing stinks of a cover-up,” breeder Annette Edwards, 65, told The Sun. “I had been asking United over and over again for his body so that I can have him examined here in Britain but they never got back to me. All I want to know is how he died.” ~snip~ The airline’s CEO, Oscar Munoz, tried to apologize after the rabbit’s death,...
  • David Dao and United Airlines Reach ‘Amicable’ Settlement [tr]

    04/27/2017 11:37:37 PM PDT · by catnipman · 90 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/27/2017 | Daniella Silva
    "We look forward to implementing the improvements we have announced, which will put our customers at the center of everything we do." "We breached public trust, and it's a serious breach," Munoz said in an exclusive interview earlier Thursday with NBC News' Lester Holt, adding that he had introduced changes at the company because "a circumstance like we've all witnessed should have never happened, never happened." The airline also unveiled new policies early Thursday morning, including a promise to not use law enforcement to remove overbooked customers from planes, additional training for front-line employees and setting up an automated system...
  • United dragging report: ‘Our review shows that many things went wrong that day’

    04/27/2017 9:32:12 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 35 replies
    WAPO ^ | April 27 2017 | Lori Aratani
    In a new report, United Airlines admits several mistakes were made before, during and after a man was violently dragged off a flight earlier this month, including calling in law enforcement to resolve an incident that was neither a safety nor security issue. In the report, released Thursday, the airline says it had allowed internal policies to distract from the need to treat passengers with dignity and respect and it outlines what the company intends to do to prevent a repeat of the incident. Under the airline’s new customer-first policy, travelers who voluntarily give up their seats will be eligible...
  • United Airlines Passenger Was Violent in Removal, Police Report Says

    04/26/2017 7:44:23 PM PDT · by SarahPalin2012 · 260 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 25, 2017 | Jonah Engel Bromwich
    Newly released police documents claim that Dr. David Dao, the passenger who was shown being dragged off a United Airlines flight on April 9 in widely shared videos, behaved violently toward the officers removing him, but his lawyer dismissed this account as “utter nonsense.” The phone videos taken by other passengers set off waves of criticism and multiple statements from the airline, each more apologetic than the last. The police reports were released Monday afternoon in response to a freedom of information request filed by The New York Times and other news organizations. The releases included audio of the original...
  • Man, fiancée kicked off United Airlines flight en route to their Costa Rica wedding

    04/16/2017 5:02:40 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 134 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 16, 2017 | Meera Jagannathan
    United Airlines just can’t seem to fly under the radar. A Utah man and his fiancée say a U.S. Marshal booted them Saturday from a Houston flight en route to their Costa Rica wedding after they changed seats without permission — the latest in a string of negative headlines for the bedeviled company.
  • Former beauty queen was roughed up on United flight: suit

    04/16/2017 3:20:40 PM PDT · by TBP · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 15, 2017 | Susan Edelman
    A former Miss Venezuela is suing United Airlines over a nightmarish midair incident in which a flight attendant handcuffed her and enlisted two burly men to forcibly remove her in a dispute that escalated after she asked for a pillow. Carmen Maria Montiel, a Houston journalist and mom, recounted her ordeal in sympathy for Dr. David Dao, the United passenger who was dragged off a flight last week after he refused to relinquish his seat. “I can only imagine how he felt,” she told The Post. “I will forever be terrorized for what happened to me.” Montiel was sitting in...
  • United Airlines Passenger 'Stung by Scorpion' on Flight

    04/14/2017 1:12:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/14
    A Canadian man says he was stung by a scorpion while travelling in business class on a United Airlines flight. Richard Bell said the scorpion fell from the overhead bin and onto his head during lunch on a trip from Houston, Texas to Calgary in Canada. After putting it on his plate, he was stung. United has offered compensation. It happened on Sunday, the same day a United passenger was violently dragged from a plane after refusing to give his seat to a staff member. Video of the incident has been watched by millions of people online. Dr David Dao,...
  • Angry United Airlines pilots' union issue statement denying ALL responsibility for forcible...

    04/14/2017 7:11:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 198 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 14, 2017 | Stephanie Haney For Dailymail.com and Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Angry United Airlines pilots' union issue statement denying ALL responsibility for forcible removal of doctor last week and say Chicago cops are to blame The United Airline's pilots union released a statement on Thursday regarding Dr. David Dao's violent removal from Flight 3411 originating out of Chicago on Sunday. The union contended that the Chicago Department of Aviation's 'grossly inappropriate response' was to blame for the events that transpired, according to the United Master Executive Council's statement. The United Master Executive Council represents the airline's 12,500 pilots. The statement also pointed out that the plane from which Dr....
  • No, the media did not identify the wrong David Dao as United's passenger

    04/14/2017 12:00:31 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 17 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 12, 2017 | Matt Pearce
    [...] The origin of the rumor appears to stem from a bit of sloppy Googling by users of a crowd-sourced site called Everipedia, which published erroneous information that then spread across social media and was taken as fact. The site describes itself as “the encyclopedia of everything,” and it functions similarly to Wikipedia, where users contribute the content. As Dao’s name first began to circulate publicly, users of Everipedia created a page for Dao that identified him as David Thanh Duc Dao, “an American physician based in New Orleans, Louisiana.” To support this identification, users cited links to generic Internet...
  • Why United Was Legally Wrong to Deplane David Dao

    04/13/2017 11:44:28 PM PDT · by SteveH · 369 replies
    newsweek ^ | 4/13/2017 | jens david ohlin
    Like all airlines, United has a very specific (and lengthy!) contract for carriage outlining the contractual relationship between the airline and the passenger. It includes a familiar set of provisions for when a passenger may be denied boarding (Rule 25: “Denied Boarding Compensation”). When a flight is oversold, UA can deny boarding to some passengers, who then receive compensation under specific guidelines. However, Dao was not denied boarding. He was granted boarding and then involuntarily removed from the airplane. What does the contract say about that? It turns out that the contract has a specific rule regarding “Refusal of Transport”...
  • A NEW JOB OPENING AT UNITED: PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER

    04/13/2017 3:10:55 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    Want to help United Airlines avoid another #leggingsgate or #bumpgate? Now’s your chance! The carrier is hiring a Public Relations Manager. You can read the full job description here, but I do find the opening paragraphs of the job description to be not the least bit amusing– Along with transforming the way United does business, we are reimagining our airline’s award-winning Global Communications Team from nose to tail. Led by former Starbucks Corporate Communications executive, Jim Olson, United is building a state-of-the-art communications function that puts strategic storytelling and digital engagement at the center of our employee advocacy, media and...
  • Doctor who was dragged off United plane needs facial reconstruction surgery....

    04/13/2017 9:41:27 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 222 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4/13/17 | Liam Quinn
    Full title..................'United are worse than the Viet Cong': Doctor's daughter and lawyer speaks out and reveals NO one from United has called to apologize and he has lost his teeth, has a concussion and has to undergo reconstructive surgery................The man who was bloodied and dragged from an overbooked United Airlines flight said the treatment he received at the hands of police 'storm troopers' was more horrifying than when he left Vietnam during the fall of Saigon. Attorney Thomas Demetrio launched into an attack on the airline, while defending his client during a press conference in Chicago on Thursday morning. 'Here’s...
  • I Know You’re Mad at United but… (Thoughts from a Pilot Wife About Flight 3411)

    04/13/2017 9:36:43 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 145 replies
    The Pilot's Wife ^ | 4/11/17 | AngeliaJGriffin
    f there’s one thing I have learned over the years, it’s that there are always two sides to every story. On April 9th, a very unfortunate incident played out on United Flight 3411, the video of which has since gone viral causing a mass social media uprising with an ‘off-with-their-heads’ mentality. I mean, across the board. Fire ’em all and let the gods sort it out later. Look, I get it. When I first saw the video I was appalled too. To say that it was inflammatory would be putting it mildly. But it was also a situation that was...
  • Trump says the United Airlines incident was 'horrible' and urges airlines to lift limits....

    04/13/2017 9:29:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 64 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 13, 2017 | Chris Summers For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Trump says the United Airlines incident was 'horrible' and urges airlines to lift limits on the vouchers they give to passengers re-allocated due to overbooking President Donald Trump has called the United Airlines incident 'horrible' and called on airlines to increase the amount they offer passengers to give up their seats on overbooked flights. The Wall Street Journal reported that Trump said: 'You know, there's a point at which I'm getting off the plane, seriously. They should have gone up higher. But to just randomly say "You're getting off the plane", that was terrible.' Dr David Dao is...