|Thursday, April 13th, 2017||SUGGEST NEWS|
United Has a Lot to Answer For
Posted by: Nebuchadnezzar on April 13th, 2017 @ 1:36AM
- UNITED AFTERMATH Two more officers put on leave, passengers refunded
- Trump Denounces ‘Horrible’ Incident on United Airlines Flight
- Turbulence: Stock slides...
- United passenger David Dao was a poker champ
- Airline Promised Federal Regulators All Ticketed Passengers Guaranteed Seats...
- United Loses $800 Million in Value After Passenger Dragged Off Plane
- United Airlines Doctor David Dao Convicted of Exchanging Drugs for Sex (UPDATE)
- MUST READ: Airlines Can Treat You Like Garbage Because They Are an Oligopoly
- Liars United told staff doctor 'tried to strike law enforcement'
- United Airlines Stock Takes Big Dip After Passenger Dragged Out (PHOTO)
- 'Bosch' Star Titus Welliver Says He'll Boycott United Over Doctor Dragged Off Plane (VIDEO)
- The Corporation Does Not Always Have To Win
- PIERS MORGAN: Domestic US airlines are worse than Con Air
- Officer Who Forcibly Removed United Airlines Passenger Placed on Administrative Leave
- Humor 1
- Christie tees off on 'awful' United Airlines in wake of uproar
- Shirts now
- Another perspective that I agree with in no way. haha (Thanks Giliean)
- Know your rights (Thanks Giliean)
Even their CEO isn't sad about it. Total bullshit. The guy didn't seem to really understand what was going on and they went apeshit on him. Fucking lowlifes.
- Doctor dragged off United plane and left bloodied by cops hires TWO sets of lawyers in sign he will sue for millions - and is STILL in hospital from his injuries - I guess we have to ignore his sorted pass and focus on the incident at hand.
- MUST SEE: haha
- reddit piles on
- JOIN IN THE FLAMEFEST. 4k comments. Facebook
- OH NOW he is sorry when everyone agrees they are wrong. United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz 'Deeply' Apologizes, Vows to 'Do the Right Thing'. Typical corporate bullshit.
- United CEO: passenger was 'belligerent'
- Guess the guy is some former criminal so the innocence is a little lost here. Dao was convicted of multiple felony counts of obtaining drugs by fraud or deceit in November 2004 and was placed on five years of supervised probation in January 2005, according to the documents. He surrendered his medical license the next month.
- TIL United airlines promised to help a blind woman off a plane once everyone had gotten off but they just left her there and the maintenance crew had to help her out.
- United Is Under Fire for Dragging a Passenger Off an Overbooked Flight
- 'United is proud to announce the new club class - fight club!' Twitter trolls airline with hundreds of hilarious memes after passenger, 69, was hauled off flight to make room for staff
- United Airlines has been a real dick lately. On Monday morning, the world woke up to a very disturbing video of a hapless passenger being bloodied and dragged off an overbooked flight so that a United employee flying stand-by could fly instead. This is just the latest in an increasingly enraging pattern of bad behavior by the airline. So what can you do about it? Easy: stop giving United your money.
- 'Just Kill Me': Horrifying New Video Shows United Passenger Drooling Blood
- United Airlines passenger describes moment 'unconscious' man was dragged off plane
- One Officer Involved in Dragging Bloodied United Airlines Customer Has Been Placed on Leave
COMMENTS (2) | ASSHOLES | DIGG
April 11th, 2017 @ 10:27AM
|Dick move by the CEO. It is general knowledge that you don't publicly admit fault, as then your lawyers have no leverage in court.... but to outright blame the passenger wont win them any public favor and will continue to hurt the stock price and ticket sales.|
He should have probably just said something along the lines of "we are reviewing our overbooking procedures". Would it have hurt them so much to keep upping the amount of money offered? I bet if they offered $1000 in cash (not voucher) plus a reschedule and 2 free global tickets (good up to 1 year) would have gotten 3-4 takers.
April 12th, 2017 @ 4:34PM
|RE: Another perspective...|
So after reading that I'm left with two thoughts.
1) Even if what the author has stated is 100% factually correct, they lose a lot of credibility when they resort to saying things like "There’s a reason for these laws–it’s called 9/11". I'm sorry what? The only thing that drives me more nuts than when people try to justify something by saying "But think of the children!" is when they try to justify something with "But, but...terrorists!".
2) Even if you discount #1, the entire situation is a customer relations nightmare. I mean how hard would it have been to make the following announcement to all the passengers:
"Ladies and gentlemen, we apologize for the following inconvenience however we are looking tor x passengers to voluntarily disembark to accommodate a number of airline employees to ensure no other flights are unnecessarily delayed or cancelled. We understand this is an inconvenience and as such are willing to arrange and compensate you a complimentary flight free of charge to your intended destination along with $500 cash/check. Please come to the front of the plane if your are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity."
You wait 5 minutes and then bump the payout to $1000. I guarantee you you will have a line of people willing to jump at that offer. And how do I know? Two words - Black Friday. If people are willing to fight tooth and nail over a sale on a $10 crappy waffle makers, you bet your ass they'll accept a free flight and money.
So instead of playing it smart and shelling out $1000 per person to disembark, this will likely end with the airline having to offer a 5 or 6-figure settlement payment in order to avoid a lawsuit.
EDIT: hehe, just realized I'm echoing Wootah's comment :)
EDITED: 2017-04-12 16:37:40
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