How the hell do an air company "overbook" a flight? Don't they have computers to prevent this shit?
I don’t work at an airport so I’m not totally sure, but I assume they would. Here’s another problem though - wasn’t the seat needed for United EMPLOYEES?
Overbooking happens a decent amount, and from every other time I’ve seen or heard of it happening - this was extremely abnormal.
My mom uses United for the majority of her flights and usually what they do when they overbook is pick someone/ask for volunteers BEFORE the plane has boarded. From what I know this helps with making sure there isn’t a bias.
United didn’t do that this time. Alright. Sometimes they don’t I guess.
So then they ask for volunteers and they offer money - and no one volunteered. Usually in this case they would keep upping the money until someone volunteered.
Didn’t do that this time either.
And I’m very suspicious about how they “happened” to pick someone.
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The Ducati 848 looks gorgeous straight out of the box, but this stunning cafe racer from @nctmotorcycles takes the pedigree Italian to a whole new level.
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Okay look, I know there is two sides to every story, but this is wrong no matter how you spin this. This poor man did not want to give up his seat. He paid his fare, and as a Doctor, had patients to see in the morning. When he refused to give up his seat, he was manhandled and abused by United Airlines security officials as well as police. His head was banged against the armrest and he was dragged off screaming. How in any way is this right? My mom was an airline employee and we traveled on reduced fare tickets, and it was always understood, back then, that the passengers came before the employees and we had to wait for a flight with empty seats. That’s what bothers me most, that this man had to “give” up his seat for a United Airlines employee. Why were their needs more important than his or the other three passengers? This was handled badly any way you choose to look at it and it will continue until people stand up and protest the fact that over the years, they have systematically been treated like nothing but cash machines to the airline industry, who have taken away every perk that once upon a time were given for free, like the right to keep your seat when you’ve already paid for it. This whole incident is appalling, and unfortunately, not a surprise.
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Passengers were told at the gate that the flight was overbooked and United, offering $400 and a hotel stay, was looking for one volunteer to take another flight to Louisville at 3 p.m. Monday. Passengers were allowed to board the flight, Bridges said, and once the flight was filled those on the plane were told that four people needed to give up their seats to stand-by United employees that needed to be in Louisville on Monday for a flight. Passengers were told that the flight would not take off until the United crew had seats, Bridges said, and the offer was increased to $800, but no one volunteered.
Then, she said, a manager came aboard the plane and said a computer would select four people to be taken off the flight. One couple was selected first and left the airplane, she said, before the man in the video was confronted.
@540008 Look, I don’t know much about airplane boarding procedures, but maybe don’t seat people then tell them to get the fuck up? I know we expect consumers to loyally sacrifice themselves for the corporation’s best interest and all, but it looks like there were millions of ways to not fuck up a passenger whose only crime was wanting a return on his travel investment.
There’s a fundamental truth to the United States: Not all regions/states are equal in wealth and power, and the two do not correlate. States like New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, etc, have continuously funded a federal government that does not represent us. Our states foot the bill, yet have little to no control over the running of the government. We did not elect Trump, yet we will finance him.
I propose that the predominately progressive states of New England and the Mid-Atlantic coalesce into one sovereign nation, with Albany as it’s capital. As an independent country: Albany would have a higher population than Canada, strike a huge financial blow to the United States, and probably become one of the dominant North American nations, alongside Canada.
In order for this to work, we must form a national identity independent of Americanism. We must reject everything ‘American’. Militarism, federalism, populism, Reaganomics, Western Christian morality, an intrinsic fear of government, monolingualism, xenophobia, the rural favoritism of the Electoral College, even the very notion of republican governance itself. It’s not to say that these things don’t happen here, of course not. But we’ve been historically been against the worst of it, and we have a chance to better ourselves if force ourselves to do it.
If we kept our finances within our country, we could have universal healthcare and a reverse income tax. We could end the War on Drugs right here. A peaceful secession would leave us with no need for a strong military. Independence is possible, and we could make it happen. If Trump pulls the United States out of NATO, Albany will join it. If he pulls us out of the U.N, we will rejoin it. We will welcome the very people that he tries to keep out.
New York holds a seat of the United Nations, let’s raise our flag there as well.
The new Ducati Scrambler is the best-selling motorcycle the Bologna factory has ever made. Around 16,000 Scramblers found new owners in 2015.
So is it time Ducati made a sportier, cafe-themed version? Carl Cerra of @skunkmachine thinks so, so he’s put together a kit with a new seat and tail unit, side panels and clip-on bars. Plus goodies from @rizoma_official like the bar-end mirrors and compact blinkers.
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