Sultan of Swat
Just wow! I totally agree that the "doctor" should have been banned from the medical profession and even be put on a sex offenders list. Most people from Vietnam like poker but what he did is totally over the top.I think its crappy the way he was treated, they could have asked another passenger to give up their seat or better yet stopped them from boarding the plane to begin with. However sounds like the doc acted like an idiot. If an airline tells you to get off you really have no choice. Not saying its right but that is the way it is, all airlines do this, they just don't usually end up assaulting a passenger.
This doctor was arrested and convicted for trading prescription drugs for sex in 2003 so he isn't a great person. Really don't know why he is still allowed to practice medicine.
I been rethinking some of this and no they shouldn't ask someone else to give up their seat just because the doc was throwing a tantrum. Also found out the doc had control issues so who knows what all he did before he was thrown off. It is claimed he tried to strike a cop and he was removed from the flight and ran back on which is when he ended up hurt. I'm really not feeling sorry for him at this point.Just wow! I totally agree that the "doctor" should have been banned from the medical profession and even be put on a sex offenders list. Most people from Vietnam like poker but what he did is totally over the top.
But he wasn't dragged off the plane because bad rep and he wasn't a threat to the plane or the other passengers. They could have targeted any other passenger on that flight.
The only real issue here is PR. The incident is still inciting outrage and more calls for a boycott. It's still United Airlines bad that the flight was overbooked and they let too many passengers board the plane. Also, physical violence was a seriously inappropriate call for an issue that could have been solved by picking another "volunteer". I seriously doubt that all the other passengers would have refused to give up their seats without violence.
If they lose their case then that CEO will probaly be "asked" to resign and if the boycott happens, the Airline may have to sell it's shares - maybe even to China.
Tbh, I don't get why anyone would book flights on their planes. The seats don't even have entertainment systems.
lol. I know! There is nobody/company in the whole situation I have any sympathy for.Yeah definitely not a great guy...did anybody hear his screams? What kinda adult makes sounds like that? This guy is a nut.
I will say this though...its a shitty situation for everyone involved. Just saying I see where the airlines is coming from.