United Airlines to refund fares to all Flight 3411 passengers

United Airlines to refund fares to all Flight 3411 passengers

Much of the uproar stemmed from Dr Dao's status as a paying passenger who was being removed to make room for additional crew members on the overbooked flight.

United Airlines CEO flip flopped on his response at first saying crews said the passenger was "disruptive" and "belligerent", then today the airline CEO issued an apology stating.

The others complied. After Dao refused, airport security officers yanked him out of his seat and dragged him off the plane.

One security officer involved has reportedly been placed on leave. "And this will never happen again on a United Airlines flight-that's my premise and that's my promise".

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Has United Airlines implemented any policy changes as a result of this incident? "This can never, will never happen again", he said.

"I don't think our law enforcement officials should be spending their time helping an airline enforce a dumb rule and enforce their business failure", Sheehy said, according to KGO-TV. The man said that he was a doctor and needed to get home to treat his patients. That is not who our family at United is, and you saw us at a bad moment.

The statement noted that "it is legal for airlines to involuntarily bump passengers when there are not enough volunteers" and that "it is the airline's responsibility to determine its own fair boarding priorities". United officials said they've already reached out to Dao following the incident, though no reports have surfaced regarding their efforts to get in touch with the doctor.

The passenger, who has since been identified as Dr. David Dao, has hired lawyers to look into his situation.

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United was trying to find seats for four employees, meaning it wanted four passengers to leave the plane.

That's when three Aviation Department police officers boarded the plane.

United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, to whom the letter is addressed, apologized Tuesday for the incident amid significant coverage on news outlets and an intense outcry on social media.

By Tuesday afternoon, nearly two days after the Sunday evening events, Munoz issued another apology.

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