Flying has been getting worse and worse over the years. The prices go up, the delays are intense and your privacy is absolutely disrespected. Recently, the line to respect by airlines for passengers has been crossed in an irreparable way.
Late Sunday evening, a video was posted online of a doctor who refused to give up his seat after being bumped from his flight. He had to see patients at the hospital early in the morning and was unwilling to give up his seat in exchange for the offered $800.
He was then assaulted and dragged off of the plane against his will and on looking passengers watched, absolutely horrified. Children were also present on the flight as well and had to watch this gruesome ordeal. Shortly after being taken off of the airplane, you can see his bloodied and disheveled appearance as he ran screaming back onto the plane.
He was allowed to board the two-hour delayed flight at the end of this whole ordeal. As unfortunate as this all is, who wouldn’t be proud to call a man so dedicated to getting back to his patients their doctor?
A video of the initial assault:
A video by a passenger of the man getting BACK ON the Flight disoriented and bloodied:
United Airlines CEO had the nerve to Tweet this, but maybe next time, they can try NOT breaking their customer’s face!
From Courier Journal:
The manager told him that security would be called if he did not leave willingly, Bridges said, and the man said he was calling his lawyer. One security official came and spoke with him, and then another security officer came when he still refused. Then, she said, a third security official came on the plane and threw the passenger against the armrest before dragging him out of the plane.
The man was able to get back on the plane after initially being taken off – his face was bloody and he seemed disoriented, Bridges said, and he ran to the back of the plane. Passengers asked to get off the plane as a medical crew came on to deal with the passenger, she said, and passengers were then told to go back to the gate so that officials could “tidy up” the plane before taking off.
Bridges said the man shown in the video was the only person who was forcibly removed. “Everyone was shocked and appalled,” Bridges said. “There were several children on the flight as well that were very upset.”
The flight was delayed around two hours before it could fly to Louisville, and it arrived in Kentucky later Sunday night. No update was given to the passengers about the condition of the man forcibly removed, Bridges said. The Chicago Department of Aviation said Monday afternoon that it had placed the security officer who pulled the man out of his seat on leave pending a “thorough review” of the situation. The aviation department said in an emailed statement that the incident wasn’t in accordance with its standard operating procedure and the officer’s actions “are obviously not condoned by the Department.” The department confirmed that all three men who were seen on video talking to the man who was removed from the flight were aviation security officers.