Travel A passenger was forcibly dragged off a plane because United Airlines overbooked his flight

07:20  11 april  2017
07:20  11 april  2017 Source:   MSN

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A man who refused to give up his seat on an overbooked United Airlines flight on Sunday was dragged off the plane by security. Four passengers on the flight scheduled from Chicago to Louisville were asked to reschedule so that United employees could arrive in Kentucky in time for their

A video of a passenger being forcibly removed from a flight by airport security has gone viral on social media – and for the worst reason. @ United overbook # flight 3411 and decided to force random passengers off the plane .

  A passenger was forcibly dragged off a plane because United Airlines overbooked his flight © Provided by Independent Print Limited A man who refused to give up his seat on an overbooked United Airlines flight on Sunday was dragged off the plane by security.

Four passengers on the flight scheduled from Chicago to Louisville were asked to reschedule so that United employees could arrive in Kentucky in time for their subsequent flights, according to Courier-Journal.com.

Multiple videos of the incident were posted online, with many commenting that they were shocked by the behaviour of law enforcement, requested by the airline.

United reportedly offered passengers $400 and a free night in a hotel to take a flight the following day, then doubled the offer to $800 when no one accepted.

After this they said a computer would randomly select passenger to disembark the flight.

Two passengers gave up willingly, but one, who said he was a doctor and had to treat patients in Louisville early Monday, refused.

The man was dragged from his seat forcibly, as passengers filmed and watched the incident.

The man was later allowed to re-board flight 3411 which took off from O'Hare International Airport two hours late.

A United Spokesperson said: "Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville was overbooked. After our team looked for volunteers, one customer refused to leave the aircraft voluntarily and law enforcement was asked to come to the gate.

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A man who was attempting the perilous and harrowing ordeal that is Flying The Friendly SkiesTM on an overbooked flight Sunday was forcibly removed from his seat and literally dragged off the plane . Several passengers filmed the incident.

Just when United Airlines thought the PR mess that arose from not allowing girls wearing leggings on a plane was behind it, it decided to deal with an overbooking situation by forcibly dragging a passenger off the plane .

We apologize for the overbook situation. Further details on the removed customer should be directed to authorities."

Their responses to the video on Twitter have also not been received well:

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