Not the best way to handle overbooking


Jinentonix
#61
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post





We Beat The Competition, Not Our Passengers



United's stock value is taking a bit of a beating after all of this. This was just a really stupid move on United's part no matter how someone might try and spin it.
 
petros
#62
Quote: Originally Posted by Twila View Post

the passengers history is #fakenews.

sheesh.



Can you imagine his comment had the passenger been a sask. native? yikes!

He wouldn't have screamed like a girl.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#63
Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post



United's stock value is taking a bit of a beating after all of this. This was just a really stupid move on United's part no matter how someone might try and spin it.

To be completely fair, though United handled the situation with incredible lack of grace, it was actually Chicago Aviation Division security that administered the beat-down.
 
Twila
#64
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

He wouldn't have screamed like a girl.

 
Cliffy
#65
 
petros
+1
#66


Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

You'd scream like girl too
 
Tecumsehsbones
+1
#67
Quote: Originally Posted by Cliffy View Post

Obviously fake.

Airliner aisles are nowhere NEAR that wide!
 
petros
#68
Nobody wants to sit next to a screaming baby on a flight.
 
tay
+1
#69
 
petros
#70
Especially Doctors that get busted for writing fake Rxs for cash or trade for gay sex.

Doctor dragged off United flight was felon who traded prescription drugs for secret gay sex with patient half his age and took them himself - and he needed anger management, was 'not forthright' and had control issues, psychiatrist found

Dr David Dao's troubled medical past is revealed in court documents
His wife Teresa - also a doctor - reported him to medical authorities and his secret inappropriate gay relationship with a patient was revealed

Father of five, 69, was convicted of a felony - but avoided prison time - because he was giving the man prescription drugs in return for gay sex

He denied the gay sex even though he was caught on camera shirtless and in his pants with Brian Case, his lover, 26, who was a fellow worshiper at his church

Case said he believed that Dao wanted to hook him on prescription narcotics including Oxycontin so he would keep coming to him for gay sex

Psychiatrist found Vietnamese-born doctor had series of issues and one doctor wrote that he 'he would unilaterally chose to do his own thing'

He only got his licence back after agreeing to be drug tested and polygraphed

United are facing a furious backlash and boycott calls over the video; their stock price plunged as Wall Street reacted to passenger fury

DailyMail.com also reveals that the airline told staff he had 'tried to strike law enforcement' - despite no evidence for that on the video
 
Tecumsehsbones
#71
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Especially Doctors that get busted for writing fake Rxs for cash or trade for gay sex.

Which, of course, justifies beating him up over a decade later when the cop didn't know that.

To you, anyhow.
 
EagleSmack
#72
Geez!
 
petros
#73
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Which, of course, justifies beating him up over a decade later when the cop didn't know that.

To you, anyhow.

Belligerent
 
Twila
+2
#74
yes, by all means lets smear the victim. Cause big business ya'all. pfffft!


From the article:

While the piece sullies Dao, it doesn’t delve into the background of the CDA or Chicago Police Department (CPD). CDA officers were reportedly the only officers on the plane, but the CPD nonetheless saw fit to release a statement describing Dao as “irate” and “yelling.” The CPD’s statement attributes no blame to officers or the airline for the man’s injuries.

The Courier-Journal piece doesn’t mention that in the 10-year stretch between 2004 and 2014, the CPD paid out more than $500 million in brutality settlements and legal fees.

Nor does it attempt to explain why the CDA placed one officer who was involved in the Dao incident on leave but not the other two who can be seen manhandling him in videos.
It also doesn’t attempt to explain the shocking degree of force used by CDA agents. An industry expert who spoke to the Chicago Sun-Times, Robert Mann Jr., said he’s “never seen a passenger forcibly removed unless it involved an unruly passenger of some sort.”
Also omitted is any discussion of United’s overbooking policy that created the problem in the first place.
The New York Post ran a piece similar to the Courier-Journal’s under the headline, “Doctor dragged off flight was convicted of trading drugs for sex.” The Post also doesn’t contain Dao’s side of the story or delve into the background of the CPD, CDA, or United

https://thinkprogress.org/media-outl...t-28f9405405c5
 
petros
#75
Maybe he shouldn't have been belligerent?
 
Tecumsehsbones
#76
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Maybe he shouldn't have been belligerent?

Maybe cops should learn to "use their words?"
 
Twila
+2
#77
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Maybe he shouldn't have been belligerent?

is that the word you use when someone decides they don't want to do what's been ASKED?


I guess you do everything you're asked regardless, eh?

Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Maybe cops should learn to "use their words?"

maybe they should learn to keep their hands to themselves, then they don't have to fork out 50mill in settlement money for being 'handy'
 
Tecumsehsbones
+1
#78
Quote: Originally Posted by Twila View Post




maybe they should learn to keep their hands to themselves, then they don't have to fork out 50mill in settlement money for being 'handy'

Why should the cops care? Ain't their money.
 
EagleSmack
+1
#79
I don't do what people tell me to do just because they are bossy. ~ Liko Kenney
 
petros
#80
Poor belligerent screaming junkie baby.
 
Twila
#81
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Why should the cops care? Ain't their money.

hmm, maybe it should be...
 
taxslave
+1
#82
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

United passenger traded drugs for gay sex with patient | Daily Mail Online

SOC he is a victim. Boy does he have cause for a lawsuit. Just need a prog judge and he will own the airline.
 
Tecumsehsbones
+2
#83
Quote: Originally Posted by Twila View Post

hmm, maybe it should be...

You need to understand. Allow me to mansplain.

See, petros is a scientist, and scientists know that if the cops beat the stuffing outta you, and it later turns out that you committed a crime over ten years ago, you deserved the beating. I know you don't understand that because it's all sciency and you're just a girl, and so you can't understand science, but petros is a scientist, so you should trust his science.
 
petros
#84
Small town pizza lawyers should know that the news agencies are now saying he was belligerent.

It only took a few hours for his wife to come forward and say he has more issues than TV Guide.

Even small village cheeseburger lawyers know his credibility will be the first thing United's big city steak and lobster lawyers will attack.
 
lone wolf
#85
All this BS over bumping a paying passenger to give a few freebies....
 
petros
#86
Deadheading staff isn't freebies.

It's never a good idea to scream like a girl on a passenger jet.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#87
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Small town pizza lawyers should know that the news agencies are now saying he was belligerent.

Farmboy scientists should know that their prior statements in this thread are still there.

Quote:

It only took a few hours for his wife to come forward and say he has more issues than TV Guide.

I'm sure he does. And I'm sure you think that means he deserved to be beaten up.

Quote:

Even small village cheeseburger lawyers know his credibility will be the first thing United's big city steak and lobster lawyers will attack.

Even self-proclaimed scientists know that changing your tune doesn't make your original tune "didn't happen."
 
petros
#88
Yup and now it's public knowledge he was belligerent.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#89
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Yup and now it's public knowledge he was belligerent.

And public knowledge that you thought he deserved a beating for a decade-plus old crime the cops didn't know about. Cuz as a mail-order scientist, you know about cause and effect.

By the way, being belligerent isn't a crime.
 
Twila
#90
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Yup and now it's public knowledge he was belligerent.

no, he's only belligerent to you.


To the rest of us, he choose not to give up a seat he paid for. He was asked. He said no.