United Airlines Overbooks Flight, Then Drags Man Off Plane

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    I asked this earlier and got no response...
    Quote Originally Posted by halfback20 View Post
    Guess we can keep asking...
    My answer is I am not sure.

    The Airline and the Passenger have a contract with each other. The Airline wanted to break the contract, the passenger objected.

    Generally speaking contracts and trespassing don't mix because contracts are civil and trespassing is criminal.

    Either way, I am not questioning the Airline's ability to remove a passenger, I am questioning the legal process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by All Tell View Post
    If he was trespassing then he should have been arrested prior to being removed and carted off to jail. In one of the plethora of articles that has been linked in this thread didn't I read that the airport security in this situation were in fact police but unarmed?
    Absolutely. If he was breaking a law and that law called for/allowed for his removal he should have been arrested.

    And the fact that he wasn't arrested is normally a signal in law enforcement that something went wrong.

    On tangent, what good is a police officer without a gun. That is like you know whaties on a chalkboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    Just saw United is offering compensation to everyone who was on that flight.
    Of course they are offering everyone money. United wants to taint any witnesses that may testify against them in the civil trial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spindoc View Post
    So, seems it wasn't long ago, we had a thread where a pilot himself restrained/tackled a passenger that needed removed, but he was lauded with praise. He's not law enforcement.
    This is only going to make it more confusing.

    Let me begin with a story, back when I had to work for a living my Police Department was kind enough to send me to a large amount of advanced training which required me to fly on some occasions. At the time I was able to carry my Firearm on the plane. But there was one caveat, if the Pilot/Captain didn't get his Captain Crunch that morning or he didn't like the way I looked, or he felt uncomfortable for any reason he could deny my ability to carry a gun on the plane. Of course since I am team player I checked my gun and put it with my luggage.

    The point I am making is the Captain of the Plane is "God" and no one better ever forget it. I don't know what the law is in this area but I know what the acceptable standard was at the time.

    Coming full circle, you are right @spindoc the Captain can almost do no wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Prove it.
    I did, when I went through the gate. You don't like this example go with the one UKMF posed to me.

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    It's too late United. You already blew it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    The point I am making is the Captain of the Plane is "God" and no one better ever forget it. I don't know what the law is in this area but I know what the acceptable standard was at the time.

    Coming full circle, you are right @spindoc the Captain can almost do no wrong.
    If you don't like the fact that the captain has the final word, drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    If you don't like the fact that the captain has the final word, drive.
    Someone has to have control of the plane. If you can trust a guy to fly people around in the sky you can trust him to make decisions regarding passengers imo

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    I think they should have just put one of the extra passengers in his lap. The entire situation is ridiculous. There were so many bad judgements. United management's responses just made the situation worse. This has probably been posted, but they should have upped the reward and kept the plane on the ground for a while longer until someone volunteered. To do this by force was idiotic.

    Having said that...this man screamed like a baby goat being castrated, and it annoyed the heck out of me. I don't feel that sorry for him either.

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    I have two upcoming flights booked on United (booked before this incident). I can tell you, no one is getting dragged off my flights, because I'm taking the $800. I can very easily be bought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    FAA rules allow Airlines to do whatever they want, to whoever they want, whenever they want.
    Guru - I suggest you, and others read this - it explains how the airline industry got to where it is today. In a word - Oligopoly
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    @WDRBNews ATTORNEY: Dao lost two teeth as a result of the incident. "He is shaken."

    @WDRBNews ATTY: Dao discharged last night. Suffered a "significant concussion" as a result of "disembarking that plane." Broken nose. Sinus injuries.

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    @WDRBNews
    ATTORNEY: United Airlines CEO "hesitated" when asked if Dr. Dao did anything wrong. Then admitted he did nothing wrong.

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