By Pius Aghadiuno Published 04/10/2017 12:36:00 | Views: 8929
Man dragged off 'overbooked' United flight to make room for airline employees to fly - video

Video shows three security officials dragging a DOCTOR who refused to surrender his seat on an overbooked United Airlines flight at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

The incident started after United Airlines notified passengers that it had overbooked the flight from Chicago, Illinois to Louisville, Kentucky and asked four passengers to relinquish their seats for airline employees on stand-by..

The airline offered passengers $400 and a hotel stay to voluntarily leave the plane. When nobody took the offer, the cash incentive was increased to $800 – but there were still no takers.

United said airline representatives then warned passengers that a computer would select four people at random to be taken off the flight. They requested law enforcement assistance when one of them refused to leave.

A short video posted by passenger Audra Bridges shows uniformed security personnel pulling the screaming man in front of horrified passengers.

After a furious backlash, United CEO Oscar Munoz ultimately released a statement.

“This is an upsetting event to all of us here at United. I apologise for having to re-accommodate these customers. Our team is moving with a sense of urgency to work with the authorities and conduct our own detailed review of what happened,” he said.

“We are also reaching out to this passenger to talk directly to him and further address and resolve this situation.”

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By Pius Aghadiuno 04/10/2017 12:36:00

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