The shady but permitted practice of overbooking flights
has hit a new low, according to the New York Times,
April 10, 2017. Yesterday, flight #3411 had overbooked;
officials asked for four volunteers to exit the plane so
that airline employees could embark. One man was injured
by United's private police in an attempt to forcibly remove
him. Hey, airline execs, do you not realize the PAYING
CUSTOMERS must be put first ahead of employees who
ride for free?? Put your people on other flights, dummies.
Memo to Charlie Hobart, United spokesperson: I don't
care how "politely" you all asked people to leave the
plane--your PR statement, policy and practice are as trashy
as they are indefensible.
There are, at minimum, several serious concerns
(1) How is it legal to sell the same seat twice?
(2) Why would employee convenience trump that
of paying passengers?
(3) What sort of "major" corporation hires police
to remove passengers who have done nothing
(4) Why has Congress ignored this problem?
(5) United Airlines, are you so tone deaf regarding
your image that you will continue to pursue this wrong-
Dear readers, why not teach United Airlines a
telling, bottom-line lesson--boycott their
dangerously unfriendly skies. If sufficiently
outraged, why not call your U.S. Senator and
House Rep requesting this practice be outlawed?
You can bet I will.