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  • American tries to learn from United’s mistakes in incident

    04/23/2017 11:42:49 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 52 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | April 22, 2017 7:36 pm | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — Another day, another cellphone video of a conflict on an airplane. American Airlines said it grounded a flight attendant who got into a verbal confrontation with a passenger on a Friday flight from San Francisco to Dallas-Fort Worth. Spokeswoman Leslie Scott says the airline is looking into whether the male flight attendant violently took away a stroller from the female passenger just before she boarded a Friday flight from San Francisco to Dallas. He has been removed from duty in the meantime.
  • 'Hit me!' The shocking moment an American Airlines flight attendant challenges a passenger to a....

    04/21/2017 9:46:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 197 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 22, 2017 | Ariel Zilber For and Reuters
    FULL TITLE: 'Hit me!' The shocking moment an American Airlines flight attendant challenges a passenger to a FIGHT after 'hitting a crying mother in struggle over her baby's stroller' A shocking video has emerged showing an American Airlines employee challenging a passenger to a fight after allegedly hitting a woman with a stroller on a domestic flight. The upsetting footage, filmed shortly before Flight 591 departed from San Francisco on Friday afternoon, shows the airline employee goading a passenger and saying, 'hit me'. The clip was uploaded by passenger Surain Adyanthaya, who explained he started filming after the flight attendant...
  • First Class Vs. Last Class? Airlines Bolster Premium Cabin, Skimp on Economy

    04/21/2017 7:20:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 21, 2017 | Robert Wall
    The distance between the front of the plane and the back is feeling longer. Battling it out with discount carriers, the world’s biggest airlines are rolling out ultracheap economy-class tickets, or cutting back sharply on basic amenities for their lowest-paying customers. At the same time, they are pulling out the stops to lavish their premium fliers with more perks. American Airlines Group Inc., AAL -0.15% United Continental Holdings Inc. UAL -0.77% and Delta Air Lines Inc. DAL -1.09% all now offer super-low fares, dubbed “basic economy,” that strip out even once-standard allowances, such as carry-on baggage or a choice of...
  • ‘Fat, Old and Ugly’ Flight Attendants Lose Their Discrimination Case Against Russia’s Top Airline

    04/20/2017 6:45:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Heat Street ^ | April 18, 2017 | Masha Froliak
    A Moscow court has dismissed a lawsuit by Russian flight attendants who had sued Russia’s national airline, Aeroflot, for discrimination. The airline had imposed regulations governing stewardess’ weight, height and clothing sizes. Several Aeroflot flight attendants had stepped forward claiming that the company demoted them based on their body types and attractiveness.
  • 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.
  • Delta figured out how to capitalize on United’s failure but it probably won’t help you very much

    04/15/2017 8:29:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/15/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    The fallout for United Airlines from their attempt at “involuntary rescheduling and attitude adjustment” for a doctor on one of their flights continues in the public relations department and other airlines seem to be responding. In terms of the endless What Went Wrong discussion taking place on every cable news network, the biggest question which kept being asked was, why didn’t they offer the passengers more money to leave voluntarily? That turns out to be a somewhat complicated question (more on that below) but the folks at Delta were clearly watching. Less than a week after the incident they’ve...
  • Delta OKs offers of up to $9,950 to flyers who give up seats

    04/14/2017 2:13:44 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 72 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune - AP ^ | April 14, 2017 | DAVID KOENIG and DAMIAN TROISE
    Delta is letting employees offer customers almost $10,000 in compensation to give up seats on overbooked flights, hoping to avoid an uproar like the one that erupted at United after a passenger was dragged off a jet. In an internal memo obtained Friday by The Associated Press, Delta Air Lines said gate agents can offer up to $2,000, up from a previous maximum of $800, and supervisors can offer up to $9,950, up from $1,350.
  • Air China to suspend Beijing-Pyongyang flights: Chinese state TV

    04/14/2017 6:33:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 14, 2017 | by Dominique Patton
    China's national airline, Air China, suspended flights from Beijing to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, from late on Friday, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said. It did not say why the flights, which operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, were being suspended. CCTV did not give a source for its news report published on its website and Air China could not immediately be reached for comment after business hours.
  • Here's what you get if you're involuntarily bumped from a flight

    04/13/2017 8:38:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Yahoo News via CNBC ^ | 04/13/2017 | Kelli B. Grant
    The odds of getting involuntarily bumped from an airline flight are slim, but it pays to know your rights. In 2015, just 0.09 percent of passengers in the U.S. were denied boarding, according to Bureau of Transportation Statistics data. More than 9 in 10 of those passengers voluntarily gave up their seats in exchange for compensation. "It's fairly rare to be involuntarily bumped," said George Hobica, publisher of travel site "But if it happens to you, it's a big deal." The renewed attention on the rules comes in the wake of an incident on a United Express flight earlier...
  • You Don’t Know What You Think You Know About the United Airlines Story

    04/12/2017 12:27:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 117 replies
    Rush ^ | April 12, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So United Airlines. The CEO has now come out and apologized again and said after he watched the video he was outraged, found it reprehensible, all of that. Mr. Snerdley just walked in, and he was upset over something Governor Christie said. Governor Christie’s the governor of New Jersey, and Governor Christie has lambasted United for doing what they did simply to make money. “Come on, Governor. That’s what the liberals always say when they go out and bash a corporation. That’s not the way to bash this.” Snerdley came in; he thinks Christie was being a hypocrite because...
  • It's now fine for airlines to drag off a passenger if it comes out later he has a record

    04/12/2017 2:59:12 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/12/17 | Dan Calabrese
    No. It's not. Apparently it's now fine for airlines to drag off a passenger if it comes out later he has a criminal record Here’s a question: Did the media go digging up the guy’s criminal history on its own? Or did the airlines put some oppo researcher on the case and feed it to a friendly reporter? Because that would be one hell of a PR counteroffensive if it turned out the airline’s fingerprints were on it. Better question: Does it matter? Is a corporation justified in treating a customer like inhuman garbage if it comes out after the...
  • 'Everybody who flies United knows it's awful': Governor Chris Christie blasts airline for....

    04/12/2017 1:51:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 12, 2017 | Ariel Zilber For
    FULL TITLE: 'Everybody who flies United knows it's awful': Governor Chris Christie blasts airline for evicted passenger controversy and asks Trump administration to ban overbooking New Jersey Governor Chris Christie denounced United Airlines as 'awful' on Wednesday and demanded the Trump administration step in and prevent the aviation industry from overbooking flights following the forced removal of a bloodied passenger on Sunday. Christie was reacting to the national backlash that erupted against United after one of its passengers was filmed being violently dragged off a plane just before takeoff to make room for the airline's crew members even though he...
  • United Airlines Barred From Russian Airspace ‘For Diplomatic Reasons,’ Pilot Announces

    04/12/2017 11:33:59 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 47 replies ^ | 4-12-2017 | Chuck Ross
    A United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Shanghai, China was diverted from flying over Russian airspace for "diplomatic reasons" early Wednesday morning, passengers on the flight say.Those diplomatic concerns forced the flight to refuel at Tokyo's Narita airport, the flight's captain told passengers, several of whom posted about it on social media. On @United 857 enroute to PVG, diverted to NRT. Captain: Due to diplomatic reasons, Russia denied access to air space. Now refuelling-- brianlinca (@brianlinca) April 12, 2017 One passenger named Andy Brown says that the airplane almost ran out of fuel before landing at Narita. "Then they...
  • 'We will beat you so badly you will be using your own face as a flotation device': Jimmy Kimmel....

    04/11/2017 3:48:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 11, 2017 | Kaileen Gaul For
    FULL TITLE: 'We will beat you so badly you will be using your own face as a flotation device': Jimmy Kimmel mocks United Airlines' overbooking controversy with fake ad starring a flight attendant wearing brass knuckles Jimmy Kimmel has mocked United Airlines for allowing a 69-year-old grandfather to be aggressively dragged off the plane. The talk show host blasted the airline on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Monday with a parody ad during the opening monologue. United landed in hot water after a video showed Dr Dao beaten and forcefully pulled off the overbooked flight from Chicago to Louisville. The chipper flight...
  • United Airlines' stock price falls 2.46% in trading on Wall Street wiping $550MILLION...

    04/11/2017 10:35:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 94 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 11, 2017 | Ariel Zilber For and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: United Airlines' stock price falls 2.46% in trading on Wall Street wiping $550MILLION off the company's value after violent eviction of passenger Investors on Wall Street appear to be ready to jump ship from United Airlines in the wake of the public relations debacle triggered by the forced removal of a passenger on Sunday. Shares of United Continental Holdings Inc. fell over 3 per cent in early trading on Wall Street, wiping $800million off the company's value. Just after noon local New York time, the stock recovered somewhat but was still hovering at a loss of 2.46 per...
  • PICTURED: The internal medicine specialist father-of-five who was beaten and dragged off....

    04/11/2017 10:15:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 138 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 11, 2017 | Liam Quinn and Hannah Parry For
    FULL TITLE: PICTURED: The internal medicine specialist father-of-five who was beaten and dragged off an overbooked United flight as CEO pens 'tone deaf' email DEFENDING staff The passenger who was dragged from an United Airlines flight is 69-year-old grandfather Dr David Dao. Footage of the Vietnamese-American being hauled off the overbooked flight at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Sunday caused outrage on Monday. Dr Dao was heard in videos captured of his shocking eviction saying he needed to get home to Louisville so he could see patients. can reveal Dr Dao is a father of five and a grandfather,...
  • Doctor dragged off flight was convicted of trading drugs for sex (Plot Thickens)

    04/11/2017 7:48:10 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 224 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 11, 2017 | Natalie Musumeci
    The United Airlines passenger who was hauled off an overbooked plane is a poker-playing doctor from Kentucky with a sordid past. Dr. David Dao, 69, who was captured in a now-viral video being forcibly dragged off the Louisville-bound flight at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport on Sunday, was working as a doctor specializing in pulmonary disease in Elizabethtown when he was convicted of trading prescription drugs for sex favors. According to documents filed with the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, Dao was arrested in 2003 on the drug-related offenses following an undercover investigation.
  • Fly the Friendly Skies? You get better treatment on Con Air than on most domestic US airlines

    04/11/2017 6:01:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 11, 2017 | Piers Morgan
    Until this morning, I didn’t think anyone would displace the executive team at Pepsi as public relations chumps of the year after their hideous debacle of a commercial featuring Kendall Jenner. Then along came the geniuses at United Airlines, whose company motto, hilariously, is: “Fly the Friendly Skies”.
  • Passengers ‘shaky and so disgusted’ as United forces screaming doctor off a plane

    04/10/2017 7:37:53 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 275 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 10, 2017 | Kate Irby
    “No, this is wrong,” a woman shouts at security officers in the video.”Oh my God, look at what you did to him!” A disturbing video was uploaded to Facebook by Audra Bridges Sunday night. It shows a full United flight sitting at a Chicago airport and bound for Louisville. But there was a problem – United had overbooked the flight, they needed four seats for their stand-by crew and no one was volunteering to give up their spot. That problem led to a violent confrontation as security forced one passenger off the plane, who said he was a doctor and...
  • Video Shows Man Dragged Off Overbooked United Flight in Chicago

    04/10/2017 9:27:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 242 replies
    <p>Video shows three security officials dragging a passenger from a United Airlines flight at a Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.</p> <p>A United representative confirmed to NBC Chicago Sunday night that a person was removed from Flight 3411 to Louisville, Kentucky, saying it was "overbooked."</p>