VIDEO OF POLICE DRAGGING BUMPED UNITED AIRLINE PASSENGER AFTER OVERBOOKED FLIGHT TO MAKE ROOM FOR STAFF
Outrageous! An O’Hare airport cop slammed a United Airlines passenger into an arm rest, dragging the bleeding and unconscious Chinese man who was bumped off the overbooked flight to make room for airline’s own staff.
From Daily Mail:
An airport cop who body-slammed a United passenger and dragged him off an overbooked flight was put on leave today – as his bosses condemned his actions amid mounting outrage over video of the incident.
The Chicago Department of Aviation said it ‘obviously’ did not condone the behavior of the security officer who was filmed slamming the man into an arm rest, knocking him unconscious and dragging him away by his arms as he bled from the mouth at O’Hare.
United is facing growing anger after they selected the 69-year-old man – who claimed to be a doctor – to be bumped from the overbooked flight to Louisville to make room for its staff on Sunday night.
The airline’s CEO apologized today even as new video emerged of the man, who had refused to leave the flight, bleeding heavily from the mouth and mumbling about suicide in the aftermath of his brutal treatment.
In the clip, the dazed man chants ‘just kill me, just kill me’ as blood pours from his mouth.
It seems to have been filmed after another clip that shows the victim somehow broke free from the airport cops and ran back onto the plane chanting ‘I need to go home, I need to go home.’
Their statement released on Sunday night said: ‘Aviation Officers arrived on scene attempted to carry the individual off of the flight when he fell. His head subsequently struck an armrest causing injuries to his face.’
It claimed that the man had begun yelling his displeasure at being selected to leave and was taken to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Today the department retreated from the statement, referring all enquiries to the Aviation Department.
READ MORE: Airport cop is SUSPENDED over United scandal as new video shows the victim mumbling ‘kill me’ after he was body-slammed and dragged off overbooked flight to make room for airline’s own STAFF
HOW DOES UNITED DECIDE WHO GETS BUMPED FROM OVERBOOKED FLIGHTS?
United’s contract of carriage states that passengers to be forcibly taken off a flight in the event of overbooking will be ‘determined based on a passenger’s fare class, itinerary, status of frequent flyer program membership, and the time in which the passenger presents him/herself for check-in without advanced seat assignment.’
That means that if you have a certain type of fare class, checked in early, have a flier status such as gold, or even just own a barely used frequent flier card, you are less likely to be bumped.
But passengers taking advantage of budget seats appear to be of less value to the airline
WRONG! UNITED DID NOT BAN GIRL FROM FLIGHT BECAUSE SHE WAS WEARING LEGGINGS – IT’S THE EMPLOYEE PASS!
No, United Did Not Ban Two Girls From A Flight Simply Because They Wore Leggings
Speaking with the Washington Post, a United Airlines spokesman expanded, stating the passengers that were turned away were attempting to board using a United employee pass.
This pass, according to the spokesman, comes with its own dress policy.
“Our regular passengers are not going to be denied boarding because they are wearing leggings or yoga pants,” said the spokesman. “But when flying as a pass traveler, we require [these] pass travelers to follow rules, and that is one of the rules.”
Continuing, he said, “they were not compliant with the dress policy with the benefit,” adding that the teens were aware of the rule.
The Washington Post states that travelers familiar with United’s travel pass say “it has long been a requirement for those using the benefit to dress up more than paying passengers.”
The rationale? These travelers are “representing” the company, as the spokesman puts it, according to The New York Times.
FOR UNITED AIRLINES DRESS CODE, read United Airlines Dress Code: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
SCARY! UNITED AIRLINES FEMALE PILOT GOING THROUGH DIVORCE REMOVED FROM FLIGHT AFTER RANTING ABOUT TRUMP, HILLARY AND HER DIVORCE: “Don’t worry. I’m going to let my co-pilot fly it. He’s a man.”
- ‘Sorry I’m late, the reason I’m late is I’m going through a divorce,”
- “Don’t worry. I’m going to let my co-pilot fly it. He’s a man.”
( Buzzfeed ) A pilot was removed from a United Airlines flight Saturday after she used the plane’s intercom system to go on a bizarre rant ranging from her divorce to thoughts on President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
The strange comments rattled passengers, prompting dozens to walk off the plane as it prepared for takeoff from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas. Witnesses said the pilot called Trump and Clinton “assholes” and pointed out an interracial couple sitting in the cabin, causing passengers to question her ability to fly the plane
“She said, ‘Sorry I’m late, the reason I’m late is I’m going through a divorce,” Randy Reiss, a passenger aboard the flight told BuzzFeed News. “It quickly went from playful to scary.”
The pilot seemed friendly at first, Reiss said, and some passengers even let out what sounded like empathetic “oh’s and aw’s” when she said she was going through a divorce.
But things took a turn when the pilot pointed out an interracial couple sitting in first class, Reiss said, making several passengers uncomfortable. She then said, “Look, I don’t care if you voted for Trump or Clinton, they’re both assholes,” Reiss recalled.
In a video captured by a passenger during the incident, the pilot, who was not in her airline uniform but instead wearing a green blouse and green cap, can be heard acknowledging that some people on the plane appeared nervous.
“So I’ll stop, and we’ll fly the plane,” she says. “Don’t worry. I’m going to let my co-pilot fly it. He’s a man.”