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United Passenger Dragged From Overbooked Flight.

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I bet the decision tree about how much to offer a passenger to give up a seat changes going forward.  Im pretty sure they could have given someone on that plane ten million dollars and Super-Duper-One-Of-Kind frequent flyer status for life and come out way ahead.

Edited by Flip Flop

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On 4/12/2017 at 8:24 AM, lostone said:

This dude is about to have two constant streams of income and not have to work at all.

yep he is going to be making some $$$ off of this.  he had a concussion, broken nose, and broken teeth from the altercation.  it was very good press conference today.  that attorney did a good job handling the questions. 

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2017/04/13/united-doctor-suffered-concussion-while-being-dragged-from-flight-lawyer-says.html

jdave, that was a great article you posted.   

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On 4/12/2017 at 10:53 AM, Gritzblitz 2.0 said:

Trout posted them earlier in the thread. The airlines are required to offer up to $1350 in compensation. They only offered $800 with no takers before they decided it was time to bust heads. 

Absolutely correct.

If I saw that noone was taking at $800, I would have immediately chimed in with, "Make it $1000 and we have a deal!"

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1 hour ago, Statick said:

Absolutely correct.

If I saw that noone was taking at $800, I would have immediately chimed in with, "Make it $1000 and we have a deal!"

And that wouldn't be $1000 cash. It would be a voucher. Many times that doesn't even come close to covering the inconvenience. 

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18 minutes ago, Gritzblitz 2.0 said:

And that wouldn't be $1000 cash. It would be a voucher. Many times that doesn't even come close to covering the inconvenience. 

Goddammit.

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On 4/12/2017 at 10:54 AM, Leon Troutsky said:

They are also required to give written notice of the passenger's rights and the amount of compensation they are owed.  That also didn't happen, according to all of the reports.

My guess is that written notice is given when you purchase the flight.

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On 4/12/2017 at 10:41 AM, Gritzblitz 2.0 said:

They would be responsible for not following federal regulations, which precipitated the incident. 

Do we know that for a fact?  They offered $800 for people voluntarily giving up their seat, which is legal.  Do we know what the ones randomly chosen were actually given?  

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Usually its a voucher that you can use for another flight. I may be wrong, but I think you can only get cash back or a refund for the ticket you've already purchased. 

Edited by Sturgil Simpson

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I just read about that AA incident, the video doesn't show the whole thing but the parts it does show is ****** up! AA ended up putting the woman in 1st class the rest of the trip and removed that flight attendant until they finish investigating. I'd suspend that flight attendant just for saying "hit me"!

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