Poll: Will You Still Fly With United Airlines?
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This has been a very bad week for United Airlines. A man was forcibly dragged off a plane, CEO Oscar Munoz released a half-hearted response to the situation and then a scorpion fell on a passenger’s head and stung him — and don’t forget #LeggingsGate from last month. Needless to say, there’s been a tremendous amount of outrage, which isn’t likely to calm down any time soon.
But, of course, every person is different. So, we want to know: How do you feel about United? Will you still fly with United or are you completely boycotting the carrier? Or, do you fall somewhere in between? Let us know in the poll below.
In case you haven’t heard, here’s a recap of what’s happened with #BumpGate:
- On Sunday, April 9, United Airlines Flight 3411 was completely booked. When four airline employees needed to make the trip from Chicago (ORD) to Louisville (SDF), United asked for volunteers to be bumped from the flight. After increasing the offer from $400 + a hotel stay to $800 + a hotel stay, there were still no volunteers.
- A manager then announced that the airline would be selecting four random passengers who would then be bumped from the flight. When Dr. David Dao was selected as one of the four passengers, he refused to leave the plane. The manager then called in airport security who forced him out of his seat, hitting his head on an armrest and dragging him down the aisle and off the plane.
- Since the incident, Dao’s daughter and lawyer spoke publicly, announcing that Dao suffered a significant concussion, broken nose, the loss of two front teeth and an injury to the sinuses.
- United has publicly apologized to Dao and has refunded the flight for all passengers who were on board Flight 3411.
Feel free to explain your choice in the comments below!
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