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  • Chicago Aviation security officer fired over passenger dragging sues city, United Airlines

    04/11/2018 8:31:02 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    chicagotribune ^ | 4/11/2018 | Tony Briscoe
    A Chicago aviation security officer fired after forcibly removing a United Airlines passenger is suing the airline and his former employer, according to court documents. James Long filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the department, its commissioner, Ginger Evans, and United. On April 9, 2017, aviation security officers, including Long, were called to a United flight for a passenger who refused to give up his seat. The responding officers approached the passenger, Dr. David Dao, and tried to persuade him to leave calmly, after which Dao told them, “I’m not leaving this flight that I paid money for. I don’t care...
  • Ten-month-old French Bulldog puppy dies on a United Flight after air crew 'order its owner...

    03/13/2018 6:32:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 68 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Mar 13, 2018 | Hannah Parry For
    FULL TITLE: Ten-month-old French Bulldog puppy dies on a United Flight after air crew 'order its owner to put it in overhead compartment' A ten-month-old French Bulldog puppy has died after a United Airlines flight attendant allegedly told the dog's owner to put it in the overhead compartment. The owner boarded United Flight 1284, from Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport to New York's LaGuardia, on Monday, with her puppy in its carrier. But fellow passenger, June Lara, who sat behind the owner on the flight, told that a member of the flight crew said the animal should go in...
  • United Airlines Flight: 'Pretty Much Everyone On the Plane Threw Up'

    03/04/2018 2:22:33 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 60 replies ^ | March 2, 2018 | Murphy Jr.
    Weather was pretty bad in the Northeast today. But no matter how bad your commute or travel plans were, I don't think they were worse than 50 or so souls aboard a United Airlines flight into Dulles airport outside Washington reportedly endured. The single line on an otherwise staid official report from the Aviation Weather Center at the National Weather Service says it all: P CRJ2/TB MOD-SEV/RM VERY BUMPY ON DESCENT. PRETTY MUCH EVERY ONE ON THE PLANE THREW UP. PILOTS WERE ON THE VERGE OF THROWING UP. AWC-WEB
  • Delta and United scrap airfare discounts for NRA members

    02/24/2018 9:09:09 AM PST · by Simon Green · 50 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02/24/18 | Leslie Josephs
    Delta Air Lines and United Airlines said they will scrap group airfare discounts for members of the National Rifle Association, joining a growing list of companies to end perks for the gun-rights group following the deadly mass shooting at a South Florida high school last week. Delta and United were offering discounts of 2 percent and 10 percent off online fares for flights to the NRA's meeting in Dallas in June, according to the NRA's website. Delta said that it will inform the NRA of its decision and will request that it remove the airline's information from its website. The...
  • Delta, United Airlines to end discounted rates for NRA members

    02/24/2018 9:27:19 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 77 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 24, 2018 | Daniel Chaitin
    Two airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, announced Saturday that they are ending discounted-rate deals with the National Rifle Association, adding to a growing list of companies distancing themselves from the gun-rights lobby group as it fights a push for stricter gun control measures after a deadly high school shooting on Valentine's Day in Parkland, Fla. "Delta is reaching out to the NRA to let them know we will be ending their contract for discounted rates through our group travel program. We will be requesting that the NRA remove our information from their website," Delta tweeted early in the...
  • DEMOCRAT SHEILA JACKSON LEE once named "meanest member of Congress" (and "Biggest Windbag")

    12/28/2017 4:06:37 AM PST · by Liz · 56 replies
    NY POST.COM ^ | 12/27/17 | BOB FREDERICKS
    Democrat Lee regularly plays the race card and treats her staffers so badly that she was once named the "meanest member of Congress".....she was also voted “Biggest Windbag” from 1998 through 2006, except for 2000 when the category wasn’t included. Her latest occurred when United booted DC teacher Jean Marie Simon from a first-class seat booked in advance and gave the cushy space to Lee. The 22-year veteran Houston lawmaker responded to Simon's outrage by lashing out. LEE: “Since this was not any fault of mine, the way the individual continued to act appeared to be, upon reflection, because I...
  • United Airlines Accused of Evicting Woman from First Class Seat to Make Room for Democrat

    12/26/2017 7:05:04 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 112 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Dec 20170 | Katherine Rodriguez
    An attorney and private school teacher from Washington, DC, is accusing United Airlines of removing her from her first-class seat only to give the seat to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX). snip Airline staff told Simon the seat was taken and gave her a $500 voucher, along with another ticket for the same flight in Economy Plus.
  • UN Home Security: a COMMERCIAL PARODY from UCB Comedy

    11/12/2017 5:58:14 PM PST · by Vendome · 2 replies
    YouTube UCB Comedy ^ | Feb 4, 2013 | UCB Comedy
    Of course we think everyone is an idiot and that is why this video is hilarious. Gun Control....check Givernment as your caretaker...check 1.5 minutes
  • 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
    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
    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...