The internet isn't letting United Airlines get away with violently dragging a passenger off a plane
'Don't worry, United Airlines. You won't be overbooked again'
United Airlines sparked outrage around the world on Monday after videos of authorities forcibly dragging a passenger off a flight went viral online.
The flight in question had been overbooked, and when no one volunteered to give up their seats for a few United employees who needed to make connecting flights, airline personnel selected four passengers at random to be removed. When one of the chosen passengers — who claimed to be a doctor who needed to get to his patients — refused to give up his seat, he was forcibly dragged off the plane by authorities.
Ever since, hundreds of people have taken to social media to express their disgust over the incident, and to call for a boycott of the airline. On Twitter, many made it clear that they would not let United brush the incident under the rug — and started dragging the airline for violently dragging a passenger off the plane.
Here's just some of what people had to say.
I keep trying to think of ways United Airlines could have fucked up more today, and all I have is they didn't set the passenger on fire.— John Scalzi (@scalzi) April 11, 2017
📈'Volunteer' means “someone who does something without being forced to do it.” https://t.co/qNAcMyplhZ— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) April 11, 2017
Wonder how #United will feel once we start "re-accomodating" our money to other airlines.— Terrance Turner (@prophetloss92) April 11, 2017
After that passenger was bloodied being dragged out of his seat, United asked if there was a doctor onboard. Awkward.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 11, 2017
"We sold a thing twice to two different people in a move that in any other industry would be illegal, but YOU sir are the problelm" - United— Anne Thériault (@anne_theriault) April 11, 2017
Don't worry #United Airlines, you won't be overbooked again.— FishyE (@FishyEdalene) April 11, 2017
"You're about as welcome here as an Asian doctor on an overbooked United flight." -- Glenn Ford, COLORADO BORDER, 1954— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 11, 2017
.@United Welcome to Slytherin House!— Professor Snape (@_Snape_) April 11, 2017
United with what has to be the worst "uh-oh" ratio of all time pic.twitter.com/n9FL2CXl19— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) April 10, 2017
The phrase "I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers" will be studied in bad-PR case study lore for generations. https://t.co/bcjHyOM0Wg— Taylor Huckaby (@iwriterealgood) April 10, 2017
PEPSI: We made the biggest PR blunder of any major company this year.— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) April 10, 2017
UNITED: Hold my beer.
re-accomodate, verb: to bloody a paying passenger and drag his limp body away https://t.co/VzXzXXVDCp— Julia Carrie Wong (@juliacarriew) April 10, 2017
United Airlines is pleased to announce new seating on all domestic flights- in addition to United First and Economy Plus we introduce.... pic.twitter.com/KQjPClU2d2— McNeil (@Reflog_18) April 10, 2017
From: Esquire UK