United Airlines Overbooks Flight, Then Drags Man Off Plane

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    Quote Originally Posted by formerkywrestler View Post
    Simple question. When you buy an airplane ticket do you give the airline permission to take that seat?

    Before you answer incorrectly you might wanna read here. Or here. Or here.
    I think you are stating the problem and that is Airlines have the unique ability to have men with guns forcibly remove you from an Airplane for any reason they want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    No, they are implying theft. I've done nothing wrong yet they remove me. I'm a paying customer after all.
    Exactly, theft, this case isn't about theft. This is a verified paying customer. Try again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    I think you are stating the problem and that is Airlines have the unique ability to have men with guns forcibly remove you from an Airplane for any reason they want.
    No. I believe you are avoiding the Question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by formerkywrestler View Post
    No. I believe you are avoiding the Question.
    What's the question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    I think you are stating the problem and that is Airlines have the unique ability to have men with guns forcibly remove you from an Airplane for any reason they want.
    The officers that removed him do not carry guns according to one of the articles that I read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    What's the question?
    Post #267.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Exactly, theft, this case isn't about theft. This is a verified paying customer. Try again...
    They verified I paid when they let me in the gate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    The officers that removed him do not carry guns according to one of the articles that I read.
    Put it this way, if that passenger was Brock Lesnar, and if he decided to fight you can be 100% sure that after he wiped out the Rent A Cops there would have been real cops with real guns doing the removing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by formerkywrestler View Post
    Post #267.
    I agree with you on that point, Passengers have no rights in the immediate when it comes to be asked to exit a plane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsrider View Post
    They verified I paid when they let me in the gate.
    Prove it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    So the plane wasn't even overbooked? How do they not see they have open seats before asking people to leave?
    Maybe this is adressed later, but as I mentioned in my 1st post in this theread, overbooking did not apply here. But that doesn't mean the plane wasn't full and they didn't need to ask passengers to volute to be bumped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    So you're sitting at a Cardinals baseball game and enjoying a popcorn and stadium security walks up to you and tells you that you need to leave. Upon questioning them, you find out they need your seat (which was randomly selected) for a Cardinals employee so they can watch the game. You'd really just get up and leave without complaint?
    Complaining and showing your behind to the point you have to be removed are two vastly different circumstances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Put it this way, if that passenger was Brock Lesnar, and if he decided to fight you can be 100% sure that after he wiped out the Rent A Cops there would have been real cops with real guns doing the removing.
    That's an assault and a completely different story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halfback20 View Post
    That's an assault and a completely different story.
    The point being at some point men with guns would show up as enforcers.

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    @halfback20

    While we are on this topic I would also like to know what exactly a passenger is violating when they refuse to comply and get off a plane. Is it a law? And if it is a law, how come non-law enforcement officers are the ones doing the enforcing? Additionally, I would like to see and understand the legal authority that grants the "Security Guards" the right to enforce Federal Law and put their hands on someone and use that level of force?

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