United to compensate all passengers on infamous flight 3411

Posted April 20, 2017

One officer was placed on leave on Tuesday.

Dao was not belligerent when speaking to the airline officials, the Cummings said.

"Because United has such a catastrophic PR problem, this case has a much greater value than such a case would normally have", he said.

United Airlines will no longer use law enforcement officers to remove passengers from overbooked flights after global outrage erupted over a video showing a passenger dragged from one of its planes in Chicago.

The freebie flight comes after Dr. David Dao, 69, was dragged off the plane at Chicago's O'Hare Airport before horrified passengers. After what happened, Dao "has no interest in ever seeing an airplane" and will probably be driven to Kentucky, Demetrio said.

The incident involving Dao happened Sunday evening in Chicago aboard a plane bound for Louisville.

Dao told WLKY, a local Kentucky station, on Tuesday that he was still being treated at a Chicago hospital for injuries he suffered.

United Airlines announced that it will compensate all passengers who were on board United Express Flight 3411 Sunday night.

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Passengers on Sunday's now infamous United Airlines flight said they were told by the airline that a computer randomly selected the passenger who was forcibly re-accomodated by airport police. He also hopes to create a new incentive system to coax customers to opt off overbooked flights. "If I'd waited five more minutes, she said, 'That would have been you on TV'". Three other passengers eventually agreed to leave, but Dao insisted he needed to return home to care for patients.

United Airlines chief executive Oscar Munoz came under fire following a lacklustre apology just hours after the incident occurred - but he has since changed his tune after the widespread fury directed at him.

"The incident on United flight 3411 was not in accordance with our standard operating procedure and the actions of the aviation security officer are obviously not condoned", Aviation Department spokeswoman Karen Pride said in a statement. "That officer has been placed on leave effective today pending a thorough review of the situation".

But Delta Air Lines Inc CEO Ed Bastian on Wednesday defended overbooking as "a valid business practice" that does not require additional oversight by the government.

The airplane had an "overbook situation".

Royal Jordanian Airlines also joined in on the trolling, tweeting what looks like a no smoking poster that reads: "We would like to remind you that drags on our flights are strictly prohibited by passengers and crew".

Shares of United Continental were about flat in morning trading.

By Tuesday afternoon, nearly two days after the Sunday evening events, Munoz issued another apology. The Rainbow PUSH Coalition organized a protest for Wednesday afternoon.