United no longer to drag people from planes

United Airlines on Wedesday (April 12th) continued to deal with the fallout over video that went viral worldwide showing a man being dragged off an overbooked flight in Chicago on Sunday when he wouldn't give up his seat. United CEO Oscar Munoz said in an interview on ABC's Good Morning America again apologized to Dr. David Dao and his family, as well as other passengers on the flight, saying he felt "ashamed" watching the video, and vowing, "This will never happen again on a United flight. That's my promise." He said that United would re-evaluate its procedures for trying to get volunteers to give up their seats when a flight is overbooked, and said they will no longer have police officers remove passengers. The airline additionally announced that other passengers on the flight will be compensated for the cost of their tickets. In other developments:

Attorneys for Dao filed court papers yesterday asking the airline and the city of Chicago to preserve evidence in the case, likely a first step toward filing a lawsuit. The attorneys are  holding a news conference today.After suspending one its officers involved in dragging Dao off the flight, the Chicago Aviation Department announced yesterday that two more officers have been placed on leave.

 

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