Watch the Shocking Video of United Airlines Violently Dragging a Passenger Off Overbooked Flight
This is seriously messed up.
This is the biggest outrage since that model was kicked off her flight for showing too much cleavage.
A shocking video has surfaced from a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Louisville, KY, wherein a man was forcibly extracted from his seat and dragged off the plane.
The man screams as he is removed from his seat, and his lip is visibly bleeding as he is dragged away.
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Reports from his fellow passengers reveal that the flight was overbooked, and United selected random passengers to remove from the flight after no one volunteered to give up their seats, despite $800 compensation.
When the man from the video was told to leave the flight, he objected, saying he was a doctor who needed to meet with patients in Louisville the next day.
From there, things got ugly.
“Everyone was shocked and appalled,” passenger Audra D. Bridges told The Courier-Journal. “There were several children on the flight as well that were very upset.”
United has confirmed the incident in a statement but has yet to apologize or provide an update on the battered passenger.
“Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville was overbooked,” the spokesperson said. “After our team looked for volunteers, one customer refused to leave the aircraft voluntarily and law enforcement was asked to come to the gate.”
“We apologize for the overbook situation. Further details on the removed customer should be directed to authorities.”
Now that United is the number one trending term on Twitter, the airline will need to do much more than offer perfunctory apologies.