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    Getting the crap beaten out of you because the Airline hasn't got it's staff in the right location?

    Police are filmed dragging man off United Airlines flight | Daily Mail Online

    **** me, one of the most outrageous things I have ever seen when it comes to air travel.

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    The passenger who 'claimed to be a doctor' 'refused to volunteer'.

    I hope he sues the arse off them.

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    I thought this was standard practice in cattle class?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cojak View Post
    The passenger who 'claimed to be a doctor' 'refused to volunteer'.

    I hope he sues the arse off them.
    They tried to bounce me once for $400. I told them to feck off as I wanted to get home. They then upped it to $600, at which point I said fine. Make it $1000 and an upgrade to Business the next day, plus hotel. Funnily, I got on the flight (albeit with a business class upgrade at the time, which was odd).

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    Quote Originally Posted by _V_ View Post
    I thought this was standard practice in cattle class?

    #FlyFirstClass
    BA sometimes put a sign up asking people if they can travel later/next day at the check-in desk. However I've only seen it when I'm going abroad to do something where I can't travel later/next day.
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    Not realising that they've overbooked until people are already on the plane - just slightly incompetent.
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    I saw the BBC this morning - they had video.

    Was it a black man with white police?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cojak View Post
    The passenger who 'claimed to be a doctor' 'refused to volunteer'.

    I hope he sues the arse off them.
    Don't think he will have much recourse with United, they are limited by law to offer a maximum of $1350 compensation to involuntary bumping someone off a flight, and were within their booking conditions to overbook (why they are allowed to overbook is another question)

    I'm surprised more anger isn't being directed at the police officer, but I guess United make a more agreeable target than the boys in blue
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    The US is becoming a really weird place.

    Now I read yesterday somewhere you'll be required to give up a password for your electronic devices if requested at immigration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    Don't think he will have much recourse with United, they are limited by law to offer a maximum of $1350 compensation to involuntary bumping someone off a flight, and were within their booking conditions to overbook (why they are allowed to overbook is another question)

    I'm surprised more anger isn't being directed at the police officer, but I guess United make a more agreeable target than the boys in blue
    If you are deciding to bump someone of a flight it's a good idea to have a policy where you never bump of someone who your flight attendants will call to ask for help from in a medical or other emergency in mid-air.
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