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[–] 3dk 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

This is my understanding of the situation:

Airlines sometimes sell more tickets for a plane, than there are seats. Usually when that happens, they ask if someone wants to give up their seat in exchange for some $ and a night in a hotel. If no one volunteers they pick someone at random to kick off the plane. That was that guy. He didn't want to leave, so security was called. That's why people are raging over the whole thing, rightfully. To make things worse the reason there weren't enough seats was because US air decided to shuffle employees around. And then the CEO basically tells the guy to fuck off... 10/10 shitstorm.

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[–] Outlier00 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I still don't get the logic of "we fucked one customer so let's fuck another" logic here.

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[–] HaloAll [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

So where they right to do it or wrong in your mind?

Why?

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[–] 3dk 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Probably wrong. They shouldn't sell more tickets than there are seats in the first place. If you buy a ticket and you want to fly (and don't do something stupid), you should be able to.

I may be missing part of the story and the guy was doing something worth getting kicked off for, but I haven't heard anything credible like that.

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[–] chags 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I guess if the plane is grounded the legal use of force is still monopoly of police forces.

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[–] HaloAll [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

So were the police right in doing what a private company asked or should they have reviewed the situation and acted independently?

e.g asking for medical help when he was injured?

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[–] chags 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'm not pointing rights and wrongs. I believe the why, and this is just guessing, is that some regulation or law gives the crew of an airplane the power to ask the police to take someone out. This particular case was obviously abusive.

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[–] sparts 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's against the law to not follow the instructions of the flight crew. An airplane is also the property of United. The police were justified as were United (legally). That doesn't mean they weren't incredibly stupid.

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[–] Empire_of_the_mind 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

psy-op stunt