Saturday, 24 June, 2017

Airlines Around the World Highlight Passengers' Rights in Response to United Controversy

Jimmy Kimmel Has Only Two Words for United Airlines' CEO After Its Viral Video Disgrace Man Dragged Off United Flight Identified as Kentucky Doctor
Elaine Woods | 20 April, 2017, 09:29

Also Tuesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called the way Dao was treated "completely unacceptable" and praised Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans for taking "swift action". The incident was recorded on video by a fellow passenger.

When Dao refused, United sent in Chicago Aviation police officers to remove him from the plane and the resulting cellphone video of the struggle shot by another passenger has turned into a PR nightmare for United. He gave an apology in an interview with ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis in Chicago, as he responded to the global outrage prompted by video of Dao being pulled from his seat last Sunday and dragged by his hands down the aisle of a plane.

Wednesday, he apologized to a passenger who was dragged off a flight and said "this will never happen again".

But Demetrio said neither Dao nor his family had heard from United.

Officials asked for volunteers to accommodate United Airline employees.

In the wake of the incident, United Airlines described Dao's behavior as "belligerent" prior to his forced removal from the aircraft. But he did an about-face days later, saying the doctor did nothing wrong. That's something that I've learned from.

In an interview with ABC News' Good Morning America, Mr Munoz said he was immediately filled with "palpable" shame and embarrassment at the incident - and voiced remorse for not "truly expressing what we were feeling" in his initial apology.

Presumably, it was that list the gate agents went to when they had to choose one unlucky passenger to kick off after three had accepted monetary offers to give up their seats.

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He was the only passenger removed from the plane, who was later permitted to board again.

In the future, law enforcement will not be involved in removing a 'booked, paid, seated passenger, ' Mr Munoz said.

A United spokeswoman told the AP on Wednesday that all passengers aboard that flight will receive compensation equal to the cost of their plane tickets.

"They don't want to be in the position of kicking off a Global member or a 1K passenger", said Paul Touw, CEO of Stellar Aero, a digital marketplace for private jets. "So I do want them to know that the Americans have stood up for this man". United customers at O'Hare reacted Wednesday to the promised changes.

"It's not so much what I thought, it's what I felt", he told ABC. "Currently, they are focused only on Dr Dao's medical care and treatment".

For Dao, who came to the US after fleeing Vietnam by boat in 1975 when Saigon fell, being dragged off the plane "was more horrifying and harrowing than what he experienced in leaving Vietnam", Demetrio said. She "absolutely" thinks the problem can be fixed.

Booking more people than there are seats is just too important to airline profitability. A protest was held Tuesday night at O'Hare.

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