This weekend, when a 69-year-old doctor attempted to fly home to his patients, he was literally ripped from the seat he had paid for and dragged with his arms over his head through the aisle of an overbooked United Airlines aircraft. The CEO didn’t apologize for the violence and appears to have condoned it to staff. (However, the “security officer” who assaulted the doctor has been suspended from his duties.) The mainstream media, public, those on the left and right, all seem outraged right now (feel free to share your comments below).

When the flight found itself full and needing to make room for four United employees who had to return to Louisville, the airline offered vouchers and hotel stays for customers who volunteered to take a different flight the next day. When no one did, they made random selections. Many say they should have offered more.

Police (and aviation security)  say they were called after the passenger “became irate” because he was asked to leave the oversold flight. Tyler Bridges, who took the video posted to Facebook, said the doctor returned to the plane after being pulled off with his face bloodied.


In response to the video being posted, aviation officials said, “Aviation Officers arrived on the scene attempted to carry the individual off of the flight when he fell. His head subsequently struck an armrest causing injuries to his face. The man was taken to Lutheran General hospital for his injuries.”

However, passengers who were present say the authorities are outright LYING and that a lawsuit should be filed against the thugs who assaulted this well-respected doctor.

As you can imagine, the video has sparked outrage online. In response to the situation, Oscar Munoz, United CEO said, “This is an upsetting event to all of us here at United. I apologize 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 then told United and all involved they did the right thing (He’s digging himself a much deeper hole by supporting the beating of an elderly man/doctor).

We for one will be boycotting United Airlines.

 Source: NY Times