United Airlines won’t be overbooking flights again any time soon—who in the hell wants to fly onboard an airline that violently kicks paying passengers off the plane?
Even worse, the airline is responsible for overbooking the flight from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky. When they couldn’t get enough passengers to voluntarily switch their flight, they resorted to random selection. Whomever was chosen would have to exit the plane and catch another flight.
When flight attendants announced four people would be forced to give up their seats, cameras started rolling. One man that was asked to give up his seat outright refused. The Louisville-based doctor said he had patients waiting for him back home and he could not wait for the next flight.
That’s when they called in airport security to physically wrestle with and remove the man from the flight, dragging him off of the plane—as seen in the shocking video footage below. The violent incident resulted in the man bleeding pretty heavily from his face.
Just take a look at the reactions people are sharing around the Internet…
. @united You are literally the most disgusting, unbelievable, and despicable people in the world, and im a fucking porn site.— Pornhub ARIA (@Pornhub) April 10, 2017
2. United: Eeny Meeny Miny Moe
United Airlines in-flight staff training video leaked. pic.twitter.com/9de0L0PlGJ— Alan Ferrier (@alanferrier) April 10, 2017
5. "Meanwhile over at United Customer Service Desks"
7. "While people are getting violently removed of [sic] an United Flight, I got upgraded to business class on a Emirates Flight when my flight got overbooked."
📈'Volunteer' means “someone who does something without being forced to do it.” https://t.co/qNAcMyplhZ— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) April 11, 2017
Please be United. Please be United. Please be United... pic.twitter.com/GtUEf9B2FG— Diane N. Sevenay (@Diane_7A) April 11, 2017
United Airlines is pleased to announce new seating on all domestic flights- in addition to United First and Economy Plus we introduce.... pic.twitter.com/KQjPClU2d2— McNeil (@Reflog_18) April 10, 2017