Quick bit of news: Dr. Dao won against United Airlines. They paid up and it was a huge amount but we are not allowed to know how much. I figured this would happen because a jury would have hit them ten times harder, there was no excuse for their assault, and the chaos on the airlines continues as I posted earlier today. The cattle car system set up in the last 30 years and made much worse after 9/11, is reaching levels of total failure.
Today, United will now offer up to $10,000 for passengers who give up their seat on an overbooked flight because they are scared of the bad publicity. They even decided to perhaps slow down the overselling of seats. They will also have a new app for dealing with passengers (anyone can insert endless jokes about this here).
Munoz has told the United Continental board of directors, and it agreed, that Munoz should not be elevated to the role of Chairman as previously planned this summer.
He is falling on his sword. But it is a gold plated sword so don’t feel sorry for him. If the board of directors beat the snot out of him and tossed him out of the room by force, then it might be closer to reality.
Remember, Police say ‘minimal but necessary force’ used on United passenger back then and that should scare the piss out of all airline passengers. I didn’t see this photo during this last week:
Dao suffered a concussion, a broken nose, and lost two front teeth…
That makes the headline that this was ‘minimal force’. I guess medium force is to be stomped totally and several bones broken and max is, of course, death if you don’t give up your seat to airline employees.