United Airlines are Refunding Passengers From Flight 3411 But There’s A Catch
A spokesperson of United Airlines Inc. Maddie King said that the company will reimbursed all passengers that were on board the aircraft; where police officers violently dragged a medical doctor, but there’s a catch, you must give up your rights to sue the airlines for any damages.
Over the weekend, David Dao, a medical doctor from Elizabethtown, Kentucky; was dragged away from his seat, in a violent way which left the man with a bloodied face. It was initially reported that the alleged aircraft had been completely booked; before a spokesperson of the company, Jonathan Guerin, debunked that claim.
In a statement to Fox News, a spokesperson for the aviation company Maddie King said, “The airline will be providing full compensation for the price of their ticket for all passengers on United flight 3411.”
This news was followed by another statement, stating that the two security officers involved in the incident have been placed on leave. This brings this total to three, the total of Aviation officers on leave following the incident which occurred on Sunday.
In a related development, Oscar Munoz, the CEO of United Airlines who had initially stirred controversy when he described the passenger, Dr. David Dao as ‘’disruptive and belligerent’’ and further praised employees in a memo shortly after the incident told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Wednesday morning, “That is not who our family at United is." He went on to say “you saw us at a bad moment. It’s not so much what I thought, it’s what I felt. Probably the word ‘ashamed’ comes to mind”
It is not much of a surprise, to witness the image of the company, dented so fast. This is evident from the fact that passengers are no longer willing to patronize the Chicago based airline and their consistently plummeting stock since video footage of the incident went viral.
In a sharp contrast from his initial thoughts and comments on the incident, Oscar Munoz felt sympathy for David Dao and quickly pointed out that Dao was not at fault.
“He can’t be. He was a paying passenger sitting on our seat in our aircraft, and no one should be treated like that, period.”
Dr. Dao had initially agreed to come off the aircraft but declined when he found out the next flight wasn’t scheduled to take off until the next day, as he needed to get to work. Dr. David Dao is currently recuperating in a hospital in Chicago, after he sustained injuries after hitting his head on the armrest during the incident.
Lawyers representing Dr. David Dao addressed the press. Tom Demetrio, a personal injury lawyer, disclosed that he and Stephen Golan, another lawyer, would represent David Dao and his family legally. Demetrio, who makes air travel cases his specialty disclosed that there would be a lawsuit but they aren’t prepared to sue, just yet, because their legal due diligence has not been completed.
One of Dr. Dao’s daughters, thirty-three year old Crystal Pepper said the family was horrified and sickened to see what happened to their father. Dr. Dao suffered a broken nose, and lost some of his teeth in the ugly incident.
Diamond and Silk Opinion
United Airlines are going to have to change their policies in regards to overbooking and making passengers give up their seats for airline employees. This reason why this incident outrageous us is because when we pay our hard earn money we expect to get what we paid for. Flying as often as we do, we’ve experience the “I don’t care attitude and we don’t like it. It is time for all airlines to get their act together. If we pay our fees at least give us what we paid for. Customers are not asking for nothing more or nothing less!
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