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  • United Flight Delayed for Hours After a Scorpion 'Emerged From a Customer's Clothing'

    05/12/2017 10:42:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    The Week ^ | 5/12 | Becca Stanek
    Just weeks after a giant bunny mysteriously died in the cargo hold of a United Airlines flight, the airline was plagued with yet another animal-related fiasco. A United flight from Houston to Ecuador was delayed for more than three hours Friday after a scorpion "emerged from a customer's clothing," United said in a statement. United confirmed that the passenger was not stung. Paramedics arrived at the gate to examine the customer, and United said he "declined further treatment." "[A]s a precaution, a new aircraft was arranged," United said. This is the second time in a month that United Airlines has...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • United Airlines Was Right, and Its Numerous Critics Wrong

    04/18/2017 11:54:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 257 replies
    RCM ^ | 04/18/2017 | John Tamney
    That the forceful ejection of a United Airlines passenger the Sunday before last proved so newsworthy indicated something that’s largely been ignored by the airline’s myriad critics and “advisers.” What happened was news precisely because it’s so rare. But for a commentariat prone to turning anecdote into statistic, United’s resort to force when it came to properly removing David Dao (more on this in a bit) from one of its airplanes was naturally (to the chattering class, at least) a sign of a tone-deaf airline; one clueless about customer service thanks to a culture within the airline that doesn’t prioritize...
  • Cop laughed as man was dragged off flight: witness [United Airlines]

    04/17/2017 9:45:28 AM PDT · by Ken H · 121 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 13, 2017 | Natalie Musumeci
    A passenger aboard United Airlines Flight 3411 said that one of the three officers who dragged a Kentucky doctor off the plane was “laughing” during the chaotic episode. In a “Letter to the Editor” published in the Chicago Tribune this week, Louisville, Kentucky, resident Jason Powell wrote how he was a witness to the Sunday incident that involved David Dao, 69, being physically dragged off a full flight before takeoff at O’Hare Airport. “The disgusting mishandling of the situation included everyone from the rude ticket agent who demanded that this man give up his seat on the flight … to...
  • United Airline Jokes Are Now All Over Social Media ... Here Are Some of the Funniest.

    04/17/2017 8:09:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Various Social Media Sites | 04/17/2017
    Breaking News: Trump sends free airline ticket to Kim Jong-un to discuss nuclear weapons program
  • United Airlines Updates Policy So That Staff Will No Longer Take the Seats of Boarded Customers

    04/17/2017 1:54:38 AM PDT · by lbtbell · 49 replies
    Jezebel ^ | 4-16-17 | Hannah Gold
    United Airlines has reportedly been reviewing several of its policies after a video leaked six days ago of officers violently booting a passenger from one of its flights. Now the airline has come to the conclusion that it not going to forcibly remove boarded customers from overbooked flights so that staff can take their seats anymorehe new policy requires staff and crew members to check in an hour prior to departure. (snip) In any case, United now seems to have recognized the error of its ways, or else, certainly, the mighty extent of the media sh*tstorm it has dragged itself...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How the United Passenger Suckered Us

    04/15/2017 6:22:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 406 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/15/16 | Michael Fumento
    But part of the phenomenon long precedes YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and social media dictating the news. It's the American cult of victimization You’ve been snookered folks! By that poor elderly doctor who was involuntarily dragged from his seat, had his face smashed in, and was beaten unconscious by the evil airport security at the behest of United Airlines. Because there’s no evidence any of that was true. It was in fact a premeditated temper tantrum gone viral, comprising one 69-year-old Vietnamese-American David Dao, a medical doctor who lost his license, planning a lawsuit from the moment United first politely asked...
  • Police Undefeated Streak Continues After Inevitable Takedown Of United Airlines Passenger

    04/15/2017 4:55:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies ^ | April 15, 2017 | Joseph Bilello
    Police: “You’re under arrest. Put your hands behind your back!” Suspect: “Don’t touch me! I didn’t do anything!” Police: “Oh, you didn’t? Sorry about that. My mistake. Off you go.” That was a hypothetical conversation that has never occurred. Do we really want to live in a society where individuals get to choose whether or not they feel like complying with the police at any given time? In the mid-1960’s, The Bobby Fuller Four fought the law, and the law won. Several years later, John Cougar Mellencamp reminded us that when he fights authority, authority always wins. And the same...
  • Does it Matter That The United Dragging Victim is Asian?

    04/15/2017 4:41:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | April 15, 2017 | Helen Raleigh
    The video of Dr. David Dao, with blood on his face and his shirt up, being dragged off a United Airline plane by a security guard sparked outrage and wide condemnation, not just in the U.S., but also in China. It was viewed over 600 million times through China's Twitter-like service, Weibo, provided by While in the U.S., media and public largely focused on United's poor customer service and PR fiasco afterwards, Chinese netizens zeroed in on Dr. Dao's race.Dr. Dao was first reported as a Chinese American, but later reports identified him as a Vietnamese American. But this later correction doesn't...
  • United Airlines Passenger 'Stung by Scorpion' on Flight

    04/14/2017 1:12:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/14
    A Canadian man says he was stung by a scorpion while travelling in business class on a United Airlines flight. Richard Bell said the scorpion fell from the overhead bin and onto his head during lunch on a trip from Houston, Texas to Calgary in Canada. After putting it on his plate, he was stung. United has offered compensation. It happened on Sunday, the same day a United passenger was violently dragged from a plane after refusing to give his seat to a staff member. Video of the incident has been watched by millions of people online. Dr David Dao,...
  • How Much Money Will David Dao Make From United Airlines?

    04/14/2017 3:11:24 PM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 447 replies
    IBT ^ | 4/14/2017 | Juliana Rose Pignataro
    The passenger who was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight by aviation security officials Sunday garnered much public sympathy in the days since video emerged of him being dragged, bloody and screaming, down the aisle of a plane. David Dao, 69, retained a lawyer and filed a petition with an Illinois court to get all evidence related to the incident preserved. While a lawsuit wasn't filed, Dao’s lawyer confirmed in a press conference Thursday there would likely be one, which begs the question: In the wake of such a high-profile, controversial incident, how much will Dao get? “Dr. Dao...
  • Angry United Airlines pilots' union issue statement denying ALL responsibility for forcible...

    04/14/2017 7:11:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 198 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 14, 2017 | Stephanie Haney For and Ariel Zilber For and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Angry United Airlines pilots' union issue statement denying ALL responsibility for forcible removal of doctor last week and say Chicago cops are to blame The United Airline's pilots union released a statement on Thursday regarding Dr. David Dao's violent removal from Flight 3411 originating out of Chicago on Sunday. The union contended that the Chicago Department of Aviation's 'grossly inappropriate response' was to blame for the events that transpired, according to the United Master Executive Council's statement. The United Master Executive Council represents the airline's 12,500 pilots. The statement also pointed out that the plane from which Dr....
  • No, the media did not identify the wrong David Dao as United's passenger

    04/14/2017 12:00:31 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 17 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 12, 2017 | Matt Pearce
    [...] The origin of the rumor appears to stem from a bit of sloppy Googling by users of a crowd-sourced site called Everipedia, which published erroneous information that then spread across social media and was taken as fact. The site describes itself as “the encyclopedia of everything,” and it functions similarly to Wikipedia, where users contribute the content. As Dao’s name first began to circulate publicly, users of Everipedia created a page for Dao that identified him as David Thanh Duc Dao, “an American physician based in New Orleans, Louisiana.” To support this identification, users cited links to generic Internet...
  • That United flight wasn’t even “overbooked” — and that matters legally

    04/14/2017 10:48:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 242 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/14/2017 | Cynthia Than
    The fact that the flight was not overbooked may seem trivial, or pedantic, but there is very important legal distinction to be made. There may not be a difference in how an airline (typically) responds when it needs additional seats, such as asking for volunteers who wish to give up their seat for a voucher or cash. But there is a legal difference between bumping a passenger in the instance of overselling a flight versus bumping a passenger to give priority to another passenger. Any thoughtful person can see the problem that arises if an airline were allowed to...