United Airlines Vs David Dao
Nobody likes flying unless you’re traveling first class. If you’re like me, you’re going to be stuck in a plane with that nice quality coach status with just barely enough room for you to breathe between all the other seats next to you. It’s uncomfortable and if you’re on a long flight overseas then you have my sympathies. For one airline though, they just couldn’t wait until their passengers got off board.
The video shows Dr. David Dao being forced off board due to an overbooking incident. To make matters short, United Airlines thought it would be appropriate to sell more tickets then seats that would be available in an effort to offset those that wouldn’t show up to the flight. This way they would be able to maximize profit margins. However they required four of their employees to be relocated to Louisville and so they required four coach passengers to give up their seats. At first they had bribed them with four hundred dollars which eventually ran up to eight hundred dollars. When nobody decided to give up their seats they had violently forced a man off. This man being Dr. David Dao who was on his way home to tend to his patients. He was brutally pulled and slammed into an armrest which caused profuse bleeding from the nose and mouth. Having been disoriented and seemingly unconscious, he was dragged out on his limp body. You can hear the passengers screaming in distress as the sight was violent and unusual. David Dao somehow then is permitted back on board saying “I have to go home, I have to go home, I have to go home.”
Let’s think about this for a second. You decided it was okay to brutally pull off an individual off of a plane when they paid for a service in full because nobody was willing to take your bribes? Mind you, people seem to forget that they needed to vacate FOUR entire seats. David Dao was only one of the unlucky souls and I’m certain that if not for the ruckus that it had caused, these three disgusting human beings (United Airlines Security) would have undoubtedly did the same thing to three other individuals. I mean what kind of world do we live in here? Who actually does that in this day in age?
The man paid for a service which you failed to provide for, I mean if anything that’s fraud. Here’s a thought, if you’re going to sell plane tickets then make sure you don’t sell more then you have. If there are 30 seats available then fucking sell thirty seats worth of tickets. If four of your employees need seating then sell twenty six seats.
United Airlines issued this apology:
“This is an upsetting event to all of us here at United. I appologize for having to re-accomodate these customers. Our team is moving with a sense of urgency to work with the authorities to conduct our own detailed review of what happened. We are also reaching out to this passenger to talk directly to him and further address and resolve this situation.”
The best this guy Munoz (CEO of United Airlines) could come up with is “sorry for having to re-accomodate.” It’s barely an apology and thus the internet takes storm again.
I always hated flying and now I do even more.