The development comes after the United Airlines announced to compensate all passengers on the flight in which 69-year-old Dr. David Daowas was forcibly removed from his seat, after refusing to give up his seat in an overbooked flight. The passenger suffered a concussion and lost several teeth, according to his lawyer.
The poll asked respondents on Wednesday, three days after a Kentucky doctor’s forcible ejection stirred national outrage, to choose between a $204 nonstop United flight from NY to Chicago and an equally priced American Airlines flight. American Airlines has said passengers who have boarded the plane will not be removed to free up their seat.
We want to hear from you. He also said that Dr Dao was “disruptive and belligerent”. Three people did, and a fourth, Dr. David Dao, was randomly selected for ejection.
United Airlines has drawn widespread condemnation since a Sunday incident, when security officers dragged Dao off an airplane during boarding at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
“No-one should ever be mistreated this way”. A spokesperson for United told the Times the change is part of the “initial steps” the airline is taking, so it’s unclear whether any more reforms to United’s booking and seating policies will be coming. The airline employees have also checked the aircraft for more scorpions. On Friday, company Chairman Robert Milton said the board supported Munoz.
“That is not who our family at United is”, he said.
Delta Air Lines $10,000 overbooked offer and other changes being made in the industry all come because airlines are scrambling to respond properly to the public relations nightmare.
On Thursday, United released another statement reiterating its apology to the afflicted customer and promising “immediate, concrete action” to prevent any similar incidents. “Instead, the airline flew their luggage to Louisville, Kentucky”.
The man who was dragged refused to give up his seat because he is a doctor and said he needed to treat patients.
The attorney was unable to say precisely how Dao was injured.
Investors initially shrugged off the outcry, but sold shares as the video of a bloodied Dao continued to spread globally on social media. At some point, he went limp, and the officer dragged him off the plane. But what happened was wrong, he said.