The L.A. Times is reporting that David Dao was not the only customer to be threatened and bullied by police at the request of United Airlines in the past 10 days.
And the 2nd story has to do with – surprise – kicking regular customers out in favor of privileged fliers.
Geoff Fearns, a California businessman boarding a United flight to Hawaii last week, was told after taking his seat (and being served orange juice) that he had to leave the plane, due to the flight being “overfull.” Fearns told the flight attendant that he was already seated and shouldn’t have to disembark.
“That’s when they told me they needed the seat for somebody more important who came at the last minute,” Fearns tells reporters. “They said they have a priority list and this other person was higher on the list.”
Finally, Fearns was told if he didn’t leave, he would be handcuffed and forcibly removed.