Footage shared on social media this weekend shows a passenger being forcibly removed from an overbooked United Airlines flight.
The passenger was removed from a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Louisville last night shortly before takeoff at O'Hare International Airport.
The removed passenger, according to social media accounts of the incident, was a doctor.
"United Airlines overbooked the flight," passenger Audra D. Bridges said in a Facebook post last night. "They randomly selected people to kick off so their standby crew could have a seat. This man is a doctor and has to be at the hospital in the morning. He did not want to get off. We are all shaky and so disgusted." According to Bridges, passengers were told at the gate that the flight in question had been overbooked. Vouchers and a hotel stay were offered, "but no one volunteered." Passengers were then selected by "a computer," Bridges said.
Check out the heartbreaking videos below.
Wow , #UnitedAirlines overbooked one of its flights and asked passengers to volunteer to get off the flight. When no volunteers stepped forward the airline proceeded to forcibly remove random passengers off the plane as shown in this video. This man, who is a doctor, refused to get off the plane because he had to report to work at a hospital the next day, when he refused he was pulled from his seat by security and dragged down the aisle of the plane. His wife is heard screaming in the background. This is just sad, and literally has me speechless and in shock that a company could treat its passengers this way with no remorse.