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Tue May 12, 2020, 12:31 PM

United Airlines promised social distancing on flight from Newark to San Fran-look what folks got




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Just DISGUSTING. Why not fly two planes with more room between each passenger. Sadly in this capitalistic nation, it's all about the $$$

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Reply United Airlines promised social distancing on flight from Newark to San Fran-look what folks got (Original post)
iluvtennis May 2020 OP
CountAllVotes May 2020 #1
iluvtennis May 2020 #3
33taw May 2020 #2
iluvtennis May 2020 #4
hatrack May 2020 #5
CurtEastPoint May 2020 #8
redstatebluegirl May 2020 #6
dhill926 May 2020 #11
redstatebluegirl May 2020 #13
musette_sf May 2020 #7
iluvtennis May 2020 #9
lark May 2020 #10
Marrah_Goodman May 2020 #12

Response to iluvtennis (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 12:34 PM

1. Why?

You dare ask why?

Answer: Greedy SOBs that care abt. one thing .... $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$



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Response to CountAllVotes (Reply #1)

Tue May 12, 2020, 12:41 PM

3. +++ agree. nt

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Response to iluvtennis (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 12:36 PM

2. I won't travel on planes until there is a vaccine.

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Response to 33taw (Reply #2)

Tue May 12, 2020, 12:41 PM

4. Ditto. nt

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Response to iluvtennis (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 12:42 PM

5. United called police, who broke a passenger's nose and knocked out two of his teeth . . .

. . . because he wouldn't give up his seat to deadheading United flight crew members. He was a doctor with patients to see the following morning.

It's United. They. Don't. Give. A. Fuck.

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If they voluntarily deplaned, passengers were initially offered US$400 in vouchers for future travel on United, a hotel stay, and a seat on a plane leaving more than 21 hours later. With no volunteers, the offer was increased to $800 in vouchers.[27][28] With still no volunteers, a manager boarded and informed the flight that four people would be chosen by computer. A spokeswoman for United has since stated that the selection is based on specific factors, including priority to remain aboard for frequent fliers and those who paid a higher fare.[28] Three of the selected passengers, a couple and a woman thought to be Dao's wife, agreed to leave. The fourth selected passenger, 69-year-old David Dao, an Asian-American doctor from Elizabethtown, Kentucky,[29][30][31][32] refused, saying he needed to see patients the next day at his clinic.[33][34] United Airlines staff requested assistance from the Chicago Department of Aviation Security, whose powers differ from those of Chicago Police Department; officers cannot, for example, file arrest reports.[35]

In addition, Myers indicated Dao pleaded with Hill not to remove him from the flight and explained that as a doctor he could not miss his return flight home. He said, I cant get off the plane. I have to get home. Im a doctor. I have to get to the hospital in the morning. Myers further stated that Hills response was not appropriate. "She said, 'Well, then I'll just have to call the police and have you escorted off the plane.' In my opinion, I think any good supervisor would never have let the situation escalate to that point. Honestly, I think I blame her for the whole entire occurrence. She didn't need to jump to that level."[26]

Dao refused to leave his seat and was dragged screaming from it; he suffered injuries to his head and mouth when, according to another passenger, officer James Long[36][3] threw him against the armrest[2] before dragging him down the aisle by the arms, apparently unconscious. During the altercation, a number of passengers distressed by the incident voluntarily left the aircraft. According to passenger eyewitness accounts, the officers laughed as Dao was dragged off the plane.[37][38] Four United Airlines staff then sat in the vacated seats.[39] Shortly afterward, Dao managed to re-board the aircraft, repeatedly saying, "I have to go home," and "Just kill me." Eventually he collapsed in a seat and was removed from the aircraft on a stretcher.[3] The remaining passengers were then deplaned while blood from the incident was cleaned up.[40]

Dao was seen with a bloody face after he was removed from the seat.[41] Other passengers on the flight recorded the event on video using smartphone cameras; the videos were widely circulated on social media.[3] Another passenger reported hearing Dao claim that he had been chosen because of his ethnicity.[42] Dao was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries including a broken nose, loss of two front teeth, sinus injuries, and "a significant concussion"; the injuries required reconstructive surgery, according to Dao's lawyer.[43][44]

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Express_Flight_3411_incident

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Response to hatrack (Reply #5)

Tue May 12, 2020, 12:57 PM

8. Not coronavirus related. 2017. But I get the importance of it.

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Response to iluvtennis (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 12:45 PM

6. I quit flying United a number of years ago due to horrible customer service.






They are by far the worst airline in the US.
















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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #6)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:19 PM

11. same here....

and I fly (flew) a lot....

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #11)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:52 PM

13. I used to, not as much now, but there was a time when I flew once or twice a month.

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Response to iluvtennis (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 12:55 PM

7. And flying a 737

on a transcontinental flight, like there were no larger aircraft available to use right now for this flight? Ive long been unhappy with an aircraft designed for short hauls being deployed for transcontinental flights, and theyre all now reconfigured for max seating and absolute minimum comfort.

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Response to musette_sf (Reply #7)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:03 PM

9. There are only small precentage (25-40%) of flights nowadays...plenty of aircraft available. No

reason for the smaller 737 other than $$$$.

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Response to iluvtennis (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:12 PM

10. Exactly the reason I won't be flying until after we have been vaccinated.

I don't trust freaking airlines, not one bit when it comes to this. They are just greedy monsters and drumpf is telling them he will make it so they have no liability for killing us. Dems would make their worst mistake ever if they agree to this immunity from murder

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Response to iluvtennis (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 01:23 PM

12. Delta is flying at 40% in the main cabin at most.

They are also flying medical staff helping in hard hit areas for free.

They are heavily sanitizing everything between flights.

My daughter is flying to VA in 3 days.

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