Ellen rips United a new one over recent passenger controversies

Ellen rips United a new one over recent passenger controversies

"Police have an innate bias for action, but there are times that it's not in their best interest or that of their agency to get involved in an issue that requires you to use a high level of force", said Jim Bueermann, president of the Police Foundation, a Washington D.C. -based research group, and former police chief in Redlands, California.

Royal Jordanian Airlines also joined in on the trolling, tweeting what looks like a no smoking poster that reads: "We would like to remind you that drags on our flights are strictly prohibited by passengers and crew".

Officials asked for volunteers to accommodate United Airline employees.

Video of that incident, shot by other passengers, instantly went viral, prompting Munoz's clueless statement, in which he also promised to reach out to the passenger. The explanation he was given was that they need the seat for "somebody more important who came at the last minute".

United CEO Oscar Munoz initially said that Dao was "disruptive and belligerent". My initial words fell short of truly expressing what we were feeling. "The expression of apology, and specific to the folks I mentioned before, is an important part of a conversation like this, because, again, that shame and embarrassment was pretty palpable for me and for a lot of our family", he said.

Three people got off the flight, but the fourth said he was a doctor and needed to get home to treat patients on Monday.

"If you're injured, or dragged off the airplane, or falsely arrested, you can sue", said Andrew Harakas, head of the aviation law group at Clyde & Co. In response, the airline then took efforts to tell "our regular customers" that "leggings are welcome". I don't go. I'm not going. "I'm staying right here".

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Munoz is under pressure to contain a torrent of bad publicity and calls for boycotts against United unleashed by videos that captured Dao's rough treatment by airline and airport security staff. United was trying to find seats for four employees, meaning four passengers had to deplane. Video posted to Facebook and Twitter showed him as he was dragged out of his seat and down the aisle of the plane after refusing to give up his seat.

Footage from the incident shows Dao, bloodied and disheveled, returning to the cabin and repeating: "Just kill me".

"I deeply apologize to the customer forcibly removed and to all the customers aboard", Munoz said in a statement.

The filing recites how Dao, after being "duly processed by the ticket agent, checked in by the attendant, and seated in his assigned passenger seat", was "forcibly dragged and removed from the said aircraft by city employees, sustaining personal injury". We have not provided our frontline supervisors and managers and individuals with the proper procedures that would allow them to use their common sense.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that the airline's handling of the incident was "troubling".

Dao "currently has no access to them and believes that serious prejudice" will befall his case if the items are not safeguarded, the court papers state. It is unclear if Dao remains hospitalized.

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