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04-11-2017 12:15 PM  4 months agoPost 1
Noobyflyer

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Clearwater, FL

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That's for damn sure. This company is so far removed from basic principles of customer service, it's criminal. No one in my family or circle of influence will ever patronize this assh0le company.

I hope they go bankrupt and their leadership team becomes impoverished in life.

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04-11-2017 01:29 PM  4 months agoPost 2
Heliguychris

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Overbooking flights is just plain criminal. What they did to that guy is rediculous. Or vice versa, stupid situation either way.

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04-11-2017 02:37 PM  4 months agoPost 3
sjgusmc21

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I completely agree. There were far too many other civil ways to handle this. However, after this guy is done with United....he will never have to work a day in his life again.

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04-11-2017 03:46 PM  4 months agoPost 4
ant_mb

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You force the airline to call security because you refuse to exit the plane! What do you think they are coming for, to ask you politely again and then just leave when he refused?

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04-11-2017 04:00 PM  4 months agoPost 5
ssmith512

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Bad deal no matter how you look at it, BUT, I wonder what the fine print on the ticket says......

Steve

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04-11-2017 04:10 PM  4 months agoPost 6
RM3

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Killeen, Texas - USA

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exactly...

99% of people dont realize the rights you DON't have once you sign that ticket onto a commercial flight...

read it and you'll be frightened to the point you might consider driving two days instead of flying for 6 hours.

If the Airline AND and the COPs show up... do yourself a favor, get the F$%K off your seat, get paid to do so and catch the next flight.

OR

play the lawsuit lottery where you will end up being black listed (not by just one airline either), get little in compensation after the case settles where the result is making your lawyer rich, meanwhile you loose your job cause of the whole intrusion into your life.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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04-11-2017 04:53 PM  4 months agoPost 7
Pistol_Pete

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I smell a Settlement

The airline lost the minute all seats were full of passengers.

In a nut shell, its going to cost them more in the settlement than had they offered more compensation for someone to give up their seat.

Overbooked seats is a poker game. You learn to wait for the stakes to be higher before you fold. In my business traveling days, I have been compensated nicely playing the game.

There are federal laws in place for this situation. Common sense on the other hand is what lawyers hope is not followed as well as protocol.

Checking in online and arriving to the gate in a timely manner is something you dont gamble with, specially if you have a zero fare ticket.

The last ones to check in are usually the losers in the game IF the airlines tells you before boarding. Im sure 1st class are excluded from this game.

Hey! maybe it was a millenial fault. Cough,cough

No clue why I got sucked into this thread. I will blame RM3

Oh yeah, my clash of clans troops are ready now.

~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~

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04-11-2017 05:05 PM  4 months agoPost 8
Jgatorman

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I heard flight was not overbooked. The seats were taken for employee travel. I wonder how the plaintiff will feel once they own a small portion of United

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04-11-2017 05:23 PM  4 months agoPost 9
tadawson

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I believe that the ticket 'contract' gives the airline the right to deny boarding, which does not apply here - they already boarded the guy. They do have the right to remove passengers once boarded for very specific security issues, none of which apply here. United screwed up bigtime, and tried to make thier mistake the passengers problem, and will likely realize they have no recourse short of bleed out.

Myself, I am forced to fly United on occasion, and have seen thier staff reduce a handicapped passenger to tears by denying written commitments, and other atrocities, coupled with the worst seating comfort and worst attitude I have seen in the industry. The old Saturday Night Live sketch nailed it - "It's like flying in a cattlecar with wings".

For me, United has been on my choice matrix slightly above Greyhound . . . Now, I have to reevaluate, and will likely drive the route that only United serves much more often (and hope to god that that area/airport goes back to Northwest . . . the difference is nignt and day!)

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04-11-2017 07:06 PM  4 months agoPost 10
Life_Nerd

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They chose to board their own employees over a paying passenger. Bad move regardless. Should have offered more $$ for a volunteer to take. This lottery where you can be chosen for involuntary removal is BS.

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04-11-2017 07:29 PM  4 months agoPost 11
spaceman spiff

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You can't teach a crab to walk straight.

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04-11-2017 09:43 PM  4 months agoPost 12
sjgusmc21

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He will be just fine in the long run and have a very healthy, early retirement. Good for him.

United Airlines, go f##k yourselves.

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04-12-2017 12:05 AM  4 months agoPost 13
Noobyflyer

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Clearwater, FL

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I don't give a DAMN what the fine print says. No one should ever put hands on someone like that. You do that in front of me, you get the fight of your life on your hands. I will ABSOLUTELY defend that with every ounce of my being.

Evil flourishes when good men do nothing. You see something like that in front of you, stand the HELL up!

Now they are attempting to assassintate the guy's character. Fuk United airline! I hope they go bankrupt and their executive staff suffers. He's a wealthy man in 3, 2, 1...

I hear the stampede of lawyers lining up at his door.

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04-12-2017 02:42 AM  4 months agoPost 14
Gearhead

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I can see Denny Crane now as he says to the middle class jury>> "overbooking is a scam, a scam you do not want to be a part of, if some one doesn't show up, the Airline get's to keep their money win, win, win, and some one else gets their seat and the seat is paid for twice win, win, win, win, and if some one shows up late and you are setting in that seat because the Airline gave it to you, they pull you off the plane very-very uncarefully and you get to go to the hospital with a busted face, and they keep your money for having to thow you off the plane, you lose, lose, lose lose"

yee-up, any good lawyer will make it look something like that, I think United should very well settle

Jim
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04-12-2017 04:31 AM  4 months agoPost 15
Gearhead

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Noobyflyer, you just may get your wish, I just saw it on TV,, the man was a 69y.o. Doctor and he is Asian, it looks like the whole of China just may boycott United LOL.. even an US Senator is sticking her nose into it, she wants new laws (maybe she's on the Trump wagon), too add the CEO of United wrote an apology that is pretty much a submission of quilt,,

yee-up, I see a big settlement coming

Jim
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04-12-2017 10:12 AM  4 months agoPost 16
Noobyflyer

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CEO of United OSCAR MUNOZ is learning a hard lesson in free market capitalism. The bitch lost his company a billion dollars through his callous mishandling of the aftermath.

FUH KING GOOD! I hope the company tanks and no one hires that bastard. Treat people like animals and then hide behind bullshi+ regulations, fine print, and avoid the fact THAT UNITED OVERBOOKED! This isn't Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union you piece of shi+!

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04-12-2017 04:05 PM  4 months agoPost 17
raholek

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Zachary, Louisiana

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Bad Business Model

The company forgot who buys their tickets. Same with the big mouths in Hollywood and Politicians in Washington. Colin Kapernick sucked before he decided to interject his politics into Football, but glad the N.F.L. (National Felons League) feels the pain of insulting the consumers. What about Target? Insult your base and get kicked in your wallet.
This man could have handled the situation with some class, but he already boarded. I am tired of airlines treating people like cattle. The customer decides where to spend his hard earned money. Some customer service would be nice.
Target, the NFL and Hollywood can all go to Hell.

Nuff Said.

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04-12-2017 07:26 PM  4 months agoPost 18
DVS

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I hope they go bankrupt
I hope the company tanks
Let me get this right, You want every United Airlines employee, to lose their jobs ?

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04-12-2017 09:02 PM  4 months agoPost 19
sjgusmc21

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San Antonio, Texas

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I do not want the company to go bankrupt. That is very, very narrow minded and hateful towards all the people that work for the company and those that rely on it's services.

What I would like to see is the CEO get crucified, not because it was his fault, but because of the way he handled it.

Because of his lack of responsible and timely actions, the company will/is loose millions, and it will take a while to recover from it.

In the meantime, CEO Putz-Head should be forced by the shareholders and the other major players in the company, to work on the planes for say, 6 months, to learn what really goes on there, and at the lower pay scale as well. Then MAYBE he will be a better CEO and learn from his mistakes. A dream yes, but I think it would have a great outcome.

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04-12-2017 09:06 PM  4 months agoPost 20
DVS

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^ I agree.

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