Published: Sun, April 16, 2017
Money | By Oscar Reynolds

Chrome Extension Blocks United Flights from Travel Search Results

Chrome Extension Blocks United Flights from Travel Search Results

"What happened to my dad should have never happened to any human being, regardless of the circumstance", said Pepper.

"For a long time, airlines-United, in particular-have bullied us..."

Chinese social media raged over the incident, while both President Trump and numerous celebrities condemned the airline for their handling of the situation.

While some travelers are only now discovering the fine print they agree to when buying a ticket, too-full flights are nothing new.

Delta Air Lines is making a significant change to its overbooking policy, now allowing gate agents and crew members the flexibility to offer up to an astonishing $9,950 to passengers who voluntarily agree to be rebooked. Two officers tried to reason with the man before a third came aboard and pointed at the man "basically saying, 'Sir, you have to get off the plane, '" said Tyler Bridges, a passenger whose wife, Audra D. Bridges, posted a video on Facebook. While the airline would not reveal its payment limits, it did state that it has changed its policy regarding when employees can book a seat on a flight.

Delta had 1,238 involuntarily bumped passengers in 2016, a rate of 0.1 per 10,000 passengers.

Since the United Airlines passenger did not receive any life-threatening injuries after being stung by a scorpion, he will not move forward with a lawsuit.

Dao's lawyer criticized the flight's crew for standing by idle as police used "violent" force to remove a 69-year-old from the plane, noting that Dao was not a threat to passengers or United employees. United says it has tried to contact the family.

In a memo to employees obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Delta said the decision was to "reinforce our commitment to our agents and their ability to care for our customers".

In an unrelated incident, a United passenger complained that a scorpion stung him during a flight from Texas, also on Sunday.

That already reduces the rate of involuntarily bumped passengers on Delta flights.

Also, United is "in the process of conducting a thorough review of our policies, including how we incentivize customers in these situations", said spokeswoman Megan McCarthy.

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