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Dr. Dao incident makes United Airlines chane policy on last minute seats for staff

Monday, April 17th 2017 - 07:39 UTC
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United Airlines is changing its policy on giving staff last-minute seats on full flights after a man was dragged screaming from an overbooked plane. The airline said that in future crew members would be allocated seats at least an hour before departure. Read full article

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  • golfcronie

    Consider yourself lucky only a few bruises and a damaged ego. Worth millions I would say, won't have to work again lucky fellow,I don't get that lucky.

    Apr 17th, 2017 - 09:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Markič

    The plane was not “overbooked.” Lying, incompetent media.

    United violated their own long-standing regulations and then tried to blame the victim. Most of the media fell for it.

    As noted in the following article “....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.”

    https://www.inc.com/cynthia-than/the-controversial-united-airlines-flight-was-not-overbooked-and-why-that-matters.html

    The bloodied passenger might not be a saint, but he has inadvertently done a public service by exposing United's practices and the effects of the regulatory climate under the previous Obama regime.

    Apr 17th, 2017 - 11:36 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    They weren't bumping him to give priority to another passenger, they were bumping him to give priority to their own crew members who were flying as part of their jobs.

    “according to aviation lawyer Thomas Janson, airline crew needing to get to a destination to work are classified as “must-fly” and are given priority under this regulation.

    “Such a practise is called ‘deadheading’ and it means that flight and cabin crew are given first priority over passengers in the event that they are required to crew a flight,” Mr Janson, National Manager of Transport Law at Shine Lawyers told news.com.au.”

    http://www.news.com.au/travel/world-travel/north-america/us-federal-law-is-responsible-for-the-united-airlines-incident/news-story/fc1b993f925c0b1955468b3b90c1c64e

    The article also says that unlike in the US there are no laws in Australia specifying that passengers must be compensated if they are bumped. Perhaps 'Markič' would prefer that kind of 'regulatory climate'?

    Apr 17th, 2017 - 12:08 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • chronic

    The wrong end of the stick again.

    Your ignorance must be limitless.

    Apr 17th, 2017 - 02:29 pm - Link - Report abuse -2

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