Old Apr 15, 17, 11:31 am
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STS-134
 
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Originally Posted by dvlsadvc8 View Post
United did nothing illegal. What transpired was excessive force by LEO, not United. Again, I am sure the GA called security expecting the passenger to comply, not resist law enforcement. So, agreed, why the smear campaign?
Breach of contract isn't illegal? In this case, it wasn't VDB nor IDB, because pax had already been boarded. The CoC does not, AFAIK, contain provisions stating that pax can be removed from the plane for reasons other than being a security threat, after they have been boarded.

UA is under fire because it didn't do the sensible thing and just keep upping the amount of money until it got enough volunteers. Part of the issue is that UA was already perceived as an airline whose management is "cheap" and nickel and dimes passengers for every cent it can, before this incident. This incident reinforces that perception.
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