Never travel with United Airlines. Overbooking of tickets should be banned. Stupid airliners

April 17, 2017, 9:37 am

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The debate "Never travel with United Airlines. Overbooking of tickets should be banned. Stupid airliners" was started by blue_rayy on April 17, 2017, 9:37 am. 6 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 6 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. There is a tie in this debate, post your arguments, call some reinforcements and break this tie.

blue_rayy posted 2 arguments to the agreers part.
PsychDave posted 3 arguments, human posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

blue_rayy, MichaelEaborn and 4 visitors agree.
makson, PsychDave, human and 3 visitors disagree.

PsychDave
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As I said, it should have been handled better, but it is not entirely the airlines fault. There are laws involved stating that they cannot cancel or delay flights due to crew shortages, meaning the crew members needed to get there. That means someone needed to be bumped. They asked for volunteers, and when they didn't get enough, they picked someone at random. How would you propose they decide who to bump more fairly?

Also, the people who dragged him off the plane did not work for United. They were airport police. When he refused to disembark the plane, the crew called them in. At that point, it is out of their hands. A similar comparison would be a business. If a restaurant realized they were over capacity, they would legally have to ask someone to leave. If that person refused, they would have to call the police. If the police show up and assault the person, it is in no way acceptable, but it is also not entirely the business' fault. Would you blame a restaurant if a similar video of police dragging someone out after they had refused to leave when asked to?

Like I've said, the whole thing could have been handled better, and should have been. On his part, he should have gotten off the plane when told to first by the crew, then by airport police. He could have then sued if he felt they had broken the law. His actions did not merit a violent response from what I can see, and the people who hit him should be investigated. That said, it was not the crew who did so. I am in no way saying what happened was ok, but the hatred people are heaping on United is excessive.

2 years, 7 months ago
PsychDave
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Where did I say he did anything wrong?

2 years, 7 months ago

and he had patients to see, he said he was a doctor ( he should have flown with British airlines) and what makes it even more unbearable, is that the united airlines motto is "flyer frendly" ha ha ha:( its worse than a craker joke.

2 years, 7 months ago

https://youtu.be/YQweMrDgkAA this might be useful

2 years, 7 months ago
blue_rayy
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all he wanted ,was a way to home . He was mistreated. This isnt a good reason to argue @psychdave but still i agree with you. But remember, it was the airliner's fault. Not the doctor's

2 years, 7 months ago
blue_rayy
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what wrong did the person do?

2 years, 7 months ago

First, all airlines overbook. United is in no way unique.

Second, in the most recent incident, it was not overbooked. They had 4 crew members who needed to get there to prevent another flight from being cancelled. There are laws in place forcing them to not cancel or delay flights, so they had to get there.

The whole thing was handled badly, but it is not entirely United's fault.

2 years, 7 months ago
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