Dr. Jessie Au, 68, and her husband Dr. M.G. “Guill” Wientjes, 66, retired professors of pharmaceutics from Ohio State University who have been married for almost 40 years, told Forbes that they were kicked off a United flight on June 24.
Dr. David Dao, the Kentucky based doctor who was assaulted and forcibly dragged off of a United Airlines flight in 2017, has broken his silence about the ordeal.
Dao was seated with his seatbelt already fastened on a flight from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Louisville, Kentucky on April 9, 2017 when an airline employee told him he had to deplane because the flight was overbooked, according to ABC News.
A former aviation police officer who was fired after dragging passenger Dr. David Dao off a United Airlines flight has filed a lawsuit against the company and the Chicago Department of Aviation.
In the suit filed in Cook County on April 10, James Long argued that he was not properly trained to deal with misbehaving passengers and that United Airlines “knew or should have known” that calling officers to “remove a passenger who was refusing to leave their plane would require the use of physical force.”
United Airlines is once again under heavy fire after it mistakenly flew a Kansas-bound German Shepherd to Japan.
Kara and Joseph Swindle, along with their two children and their pet German Shepherd dog, Irgo, were in the process of moving from Oregon to Wichita, Kansas, when the horrible mishap happened, according to KCTV5.
Yohan Vang of Michigan has raised a few eyebrows for his Halloween costume this year — Dr. David Dao, the passenger who was dragged off a United Airlines flight in April 2017.
“Y’all like my costume? Me as the united airline passenger,” he said in an Instagram post along with a photo of his unmistakable portrayal of the bloodied physician.
People are praising Chinese doctor Wu Xiaobo, and hailing him as a hero after he saved a couple of airplane passengers — on two separate occasions — during his trip to the United States.
While on the United Airlines flight to Los Angeles on September 29, a fellow passenger suddenly fell unconscious and began vomiting, according to Beijing Youth Daily via AsiaOne.
Chicago’s Inspector General Joseph Ferguson reported that an aviation security sergeant and an officer were fired, one served a two day suspension, and another voluntarily left his position on the force after the incident.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has concluded their investigation into the April 9 incident where Dao was dragged off an over-booked plane, stating that his civil rights had not been violated. United Airlines had been notified of this decision on May 12, but the information had not been made public until September 6 when an advocacy group, Flyers Rights, released the letter after they had acquired it through an open-records request.
Shirley Yamauchi, who was forced to hold her 2-year-old son on her lap in late June after United Airlines gave the seat she paid for to a standby passenger, is suing the carrier.
The 47-year-old mother, who teaches at Kapolei Middle School in Hawaii, hopes that the lawsuit will help prevent the sort of treatment she received from happening to other passengers.
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter went on a rant against Delta Air Lines after being removed from the extra legroom seat she paid for on a flight from New York to Florida on Saturday.
She expected the same sympathy United Airlines passenger Dr. David Dao received after he was forcibly dragged from his seat by security at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in April, leaving him bloodied and bruised, Newsweek reported.
Has United Airlines learned nothing?
According to Hawaii News Now, a teacher from Hawaii was forced to hold her toddler throughout the entirety of their three and a half hour flight even though she had purchased a ticket for him. The reason? United Airlines had given away his ticket to a standby passenger.
[Update 6-8-17 8:35 p.m. PST] We’ve reached out to United via Twitter for a statement and this is what was sent to us.
“We are speaking with the passenger directly. Due to the customer’s privacy, we are unable to provide too much information at this time.”