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This is an absurd story…
Video and story about it for those who haven’t seen.
My view is that overbooking is an annoying practice for passengers, but it’s the world we live in, and any reasonable person is going to accept it until the law changes.
Consequently, there will be cases in which there will be too many passengers for the plane, and people will have to be bumped from the flight. Sometimes there will be enough volunteers, sometimes there will not be. In cases that there are not, the law gives airlines the ability to deny boarding to someone who hasn’t volunteered.
There is a process by which the airline bumps you from the flight and gives you some form of compensation. It sucks to be subject to a denial, but that’s the consequence of overbooking.
Federal law also requires passengers to comply with instructions from crew members. As soon as someone refuses to comply with crewmember instructions, it seems to me that the best course of action for a crew member is to alert whatever security is available. It’s unreasonable to expect flight crews to be trained for every situation possible, so finding security, which presumably is better trained and equipped to deal with people refusing to cooperate, is the best course of action to take.
I think it’s clear the airport security pretty egregiously screwed up, but United is neither in charge of training nor hiring those officers. I don’t believe they should be held accountable for their actions. Given the flight was overbooked and someone needed to be bumped, what should United have done? Involuntary bumping is the standard practice, and calling security when people refuse to comply with instructions is also standard practice.
The only argument I see against United is along the lines of the man claimed to be a doctor and needed to be at work the next day. However, isn’t that unfair to the next passenger who’s chosen? Who determines what is a good enough reason to not get bumped? Is there a list of reasons in a given priority? Is refusing to budge from your seat the right way to argue your case?
Americans agree with Trump striking Syria…
Tillerson slames Russia…
Rice, Kerry and Obama lied…
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