So by now you’ve heard about the new promotion by United Airlines — refuse to give up your seat on an overbooked flight, and you get to keep your seat, but receive a coupon for two vicious thrashings at a later time. That way they can be done in private and away from snooping cell phone video.
Isn’t this kind of request on overbooked flights done before the boarding process? At United, apparently not. By now you’ve heard of the doctor who was asked to leave his seat because United needed to get four employees on the flight. He refused (video below).
Of course it was all caught on video. And Twitter had a field day. Is United even in business today?
— Joe Thomas (@joethomas73) April 10, 2017
The O'Reilly Factor has pulled all advertising from United Airlines.
— Kirk and Callahan (@KirkAndCallahan) April 10, 2017
— Media Liarz (@MediaLiarz) April 10, 2017
— Victor Stoddard (@VicStoddard) April 10, 2017
when you start to take a nap but the flight is over booked pic.twitter.com/w43zrhyOKW
— United Over Bookings (@UnitedOverBooks) April 10, 2017
— DrForester (@DrForester) April 10, 2017
— Jack McCain (@McCainJack) April 10, 2017
— voksul (@voksul) April 10, 2017
PEPSI: We made the biggest PR Mess of any major company this year.
UNITED: Hold my beer.
— Mateo Lorente (@mateolorente) April 10, 2017
— Raw Story (@RawStory) April 10, 2017
What does @united and the Supreme Court have in common?
A stolen seat
— Mad King Donald (@MadKingDonald1) April 10, 2017
Some added context:
— Daniel (@FLSURFR) April 10, 2017
An now, back to our show.
— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) April 10, 2017
— Duke Sucks (@Carr2Cooper) April 10, 2017
— Nicholas (@deejaynik) April 10, 2017
when there's too many seats overbooked pic.twitter.com/3tC2lcoVZT
— United Over Bookings (@UnitedOverBooks) April 11, 2017