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Passenger physically removed from flight

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Soubriquet Thu 13-Apr-17 14:25:48

There is a petition about this but I'm not highlighting the petition side. I'm highlighting the event

I hadn't heard of this until it was flagged up on my emails.

A video of a man, a doctor no less, being forced to leave a flight because he refused to give up his seat. Despite needing to be back home for important operations and paying for his ticket.

The reason? 4 crew members wanted the seat instead for travelling.


Aibu to think, if you have paid for your seat, you should not be kicked off a flight without legitimate reasons? (Too drunk, dangerous etc)

teenagetantrums Thu 13-Apr-17 14:27:17

Well you a,few days to late been done loads

Batgirlspants Thu 13-Apr-17 14:27:19

I couldn't believe it when I saw the footage. Totally shocking

NabobsFromNobHill Thu 13-Apr-17 14:27:55

How can you not have heard of this? There are numerous threads on it, it's all over every newspaper, online news source, facebook, tv and radio news.
you're days out of date.

WorraLiberty Thu 13-Apr-17 14:30:51

I read the thread title and thought it had happened all over again blush

It is shocking though OP.

ShatnersWig Thu 13-Apr-17 14:31:59

There's a huge thread on this in chat. Do pop over and join in.

Soubriquet Thu 13-Apr-17 14:32:21

Apologies. I've been a bit absent lately and a quick look didn't show anything.

I'll go back and hide under my rock grin

RoccoW14 Thu 13-Apr-17 14:36:36

Of course this was handled atrociously, but when asked to leave the flight he should have.

Usually this would all be sorted out before boarding.

The crew weren't taking his seat for a personal trip, it was to be in place to staff a flight the next day i.e. prevent a whole flight being cancelled.

United fucked up in their handling of this, no doubt, but I would always comply with a direction from flight crew / the pilot. He should have too!

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