Three of the most popular airlines in the U.S. — Delta, American and United — have canceled flights to and from mainland China amid efforts to control the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
Delta Air Lines said on Friday that it would suspend all its flights to China from Feb. 6 to April 30, the longest announced by any airline at the moment, according to Business Insider.
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.
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.”
Authorities are investigating a case about a teenage girl who claims that she was groped by an Indian passenger during a United Airlines flight. The 16-year-old girl was traveling by herself on a flight bound for New Jersey.
The teenager recalled sitting next to an Indian doctor who she believes was allegedly slipping his hand on her thigh while she was sleeping. According to ABC News, the victim initially brushed off the Indian doctor’s first attempt of physical contact by going back to sleep.
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.
[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.”
An elderly man wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap caused the delay of a United Airlines flight from Shanghai to Newark, New Jersey after becoming unruly.
In a footage taken by passenger Alexis Zimmerman, the unidentified man can be seen leaning back on his seat while refusing to let others sit next to him. He also place his right foot on someone else’s arm rest.
United Airlines announced earlier on Thursday 10 major policies to prevent another incident of violently removing a passenger and improve customers’ experience — and some changes have already been implemented.
The announcement comes after the shocking video of Dr. David Dao, who was forcibly removed from a flight because United needed extra seats for standby crew members, went viral on April 9, leaving the man with a concussion and two missing teeth.
Thomas Demetrio, the attorney representing Dr. David Dao, the man forcibly dragged out of an overbooked United Airlines flight in early April, has reached a settlement with the United Airlines, his Chicago firm announced Thursday.
Dr. Dao’s lawyers, Thomas A. Demetrio of Corboy & Demetrio and Stephen L. Golan of Golan Christie Taglia, and United’s legal representatives have worked out the settlement with a condition that the amount remain confidential.
It was Dr. David Dao’s fault all along why he ended up with a bloody face during that infamous United Airline incident earlier this month, if the report of an aviation officer is to be believed.
According to the report filed by James Long, the officer who pulled the 69-year-old Vietnamese American out of his seat, the passenger was “verbally and physically abusive”, and had been “flailing his arms” before he lost his balance and hit his mouth on a seat’s armrest.
United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz will not be promoted as company chairman next year, according to a federal filing on Friday.
Munoz reportedly initiated the decision himself, as he “desires to remove the provisions…related to the future appointment of Executive as Chairman of the Board” and leave “future determinations related to the Chairman position to the discretion of the Board.”
Dao, who refused to “voluntarily” give up his seat upon the orders of the airline staff, was violently deplaned off flight United Express flight UA3411 from Chicago to Louisville.