This is a real problem for me
April 27, 2017 4:45pm CST
I am so conflicted over this whole story I don't know where to begin and end. I am afraid that people will take advantage of a horrible situation and make a somewhat small problem a major reoccurring event. So when United Airlines asked the passenger to leave the airplane - as per the information printed in his information, he refused. Then staff from the airport came and removed him. I assume he must have struggled a lot to get those injuries. Now he gets a settlement. So the next time they offer someone money and future plane tickets, they may choose to resist, hoping for that big settlement. Can anyone else see a potential issue?
Fox News has learned that Dr. David Dao, the man who was forcibly dragged out of his seat and off a plane, has settled with United Airlines for an undisclosed amount.
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• Worcester, England
No, as I've seen the video and he didn't resist in my opinion. He was asked to get off the flight because a computer apparently randomly selected him to make way for a flight crew. He didn't want to get off and things went from there. He has just settled with United Airlines and they have adjusted their procedures for asking people to leave a flight. I have watched a few times and I see no active resistance on his part...he was badly treated in my opinion. PS...there is a story over here about British Airways at the moment and they apparently badly treated someone and when another person protested they were both kicked off the flight which had to divert to a portugal military base to kick them off.
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• United States
I don't think the video you saw tells the whole story. That much damage didn't happen in that short of time and on the video, I think there is much more that happened that you don't see. The video doesn't show him loosing teeth, getting a concussion and so forth. Dragged definitely. The shear fact that they had to drag him off means that he resisted. He could have chosen to walk off and fight a different battle.
@Mike197602 I fully agree, he did not resist and the US companies have become really aggressive with the overbooking. I have watched the video several times and I have not heard that he was offered a compensation or something to quit the plane. I know that all the companies do.
• United States
Okay, let me try this again. When someone has to drag you out because you won't walk, that is resistance. He lost two teeth, something had to happen that you don't see on the video, because you don't see that on the video. He got a concussion, you don't see that. I my opinion it was not an accident. I think that everyone involved made bad decisions.
@Trensue You should know that what United did is NOT legal. Read this if you want to know more, what they did is insane.
Here's why United's current fiasco may not have anything to do with involuntary denied boarding, and why their actions may not have been legal.
• United States
Personally, I seen no resistance. Only someone who was randomly chosen to leave the plane and not given a chance to stay on. Personally to allow another Flight crew on at last minute like this and make someone get off is not good judgement on my part, and I now am glad I do not have miles with them.
• Banks, Oregon
There was another incident talked about on the news today, this man had got up and used the bathroom when the stewardist had told all passengers to remain seated for take off, he had told them he had to pee but they said he must remain seated he could not hold it so he went, he was kicked off plane and only refunded half of the ticket price.