Calvin Cheng the wannabe killer of the babies of IS terrorists has defended UA’s actions because he says it’s in contract between the airline and passenger that the passenger can be ejected by force.
Well for starters the CEO of UA now disagrees that the passenger should have been ejected by force.
When asked on tv if the passenger, Dr Dao, was in any way to blame, Mr Munoz said“No. He can’t be. He was a paying passenger sitting on our seat in our aircraft and no one should be treated that way. Period.”
And the following is what an FT reader says:
The policy for these situations if simply wrong. The plane wasn’t overbooked, United just decided to put four of their employees on the flight. The excuse that they needed to get to Louisville to avoid having to cancel a flight from there.
They could have raised their offer until someone took it. This was their business decision and they should pay for it. They could have put their employees on a flight with another airline for less than the cost of paying the bumping mandatory compensation. The could have put their employees in a limo and driven Chicago to Louisville, airport to airport, driving on all interstates in less than 4 hours without driving over 65MPH, and this incident overall apparently took over 3 hours to unfold.. They had any number of viable alternatives but chose to manhandle and drag a 69 year old doctor off the plane. Someone who had patients whose health may have depended on their seeing him.
I hope the cybernuts rethink their view that any other airline is better than SIA. I hear Goh Meng Seng doesn’t fly SIA or any of its subsidaries for this reason. But most probably, he says this, because he can’t afford the fares.