United to compensate all passengers on infamous flight 3411

Cheryl Sanders
April 13, 2017

United Airlines will offer compensation to all passengers aboard Sunday's Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky, the airline announced Wednesday. He has promised to review the airline's passenger-removal policy.

Munoz repeated his apology to David Dao, his family and the other passengers who witnessed him being taken off the flight.

"No one should ever be mistreated this way", Munoz said.

"Have you seen that video of the guy getting dragged off the United flight?"

Dr. Dao continued to say he would not leave the plane, even as an officer told him he could go to jail.

Videos of Dao being dragged down the aisle of a flight from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday sparked a furor on social media and prompted United CEO Oscar Munoz to apologize on Wednesday and promise that an incident like this "will never happen again".


A group of senators have signed a letter to Munoz requesting further information about the airline's procedures for forcibly removing a passenger.

According to The New York Times, in 2016, 62,895 United passengers voluntarily gave up their seats.

United personnel had asked for volunteers to give up their seats for four airline employees who were needed in other cities.

The incident, in which Dr. David Dao was forcibly removed from the plane, sparked worldwide outrage as United bumbled their initial response and experienced a shitstorm of bad publicity.

Jimmy Kimmel's audience sounded like villagers with pitchforks as the name of the airline was brought up on his show Tuesday night.

Dao's attorneys at the law firm Corboy & Demetrio said they would hold a news conference on Thursday to discuss the petition.


Meanwhile, United's CEO Oscar Munoz has vowed that the disturbing scene will never be repeated.

The man who was physically removed from a United Airlines flight this week for refusing to be bumped to make room for a flight crew appears to be preparing for a lawsuit against the carrier.

When too few volunteers came forward, law enforcement was tasked to select random passengers and force them off the plane.

The doctor's lawyer, Thomas Demetrio, said his client was still in a Chicago hospital last night being treated for his injuries.

Verify: Can an airline kick you off a flight that's too full? When the video of the incident initially garnered attention earlier this week, Munoz acknowledged it was "upsetting", but also called the passenger "belligerent".


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