Uproar over United video imperils Chicago airport police

Airlines overbook — meaning they book passengers to more seats on a particular plane than are available — to maximize profit calculating that a percentage of people will not show up for the flight

So instead of just bashing the airline, the late night TV host chose to help United out and create a new safety video for them to air on their flights from here on out!

United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy says the compensation will equal the cost of passengers' tickets and will come in the form of cash, travel credits or miles.

According to the New York Times, meanwhile, two more officers from the Department of Aviation in the Chicago Police involved in removing Dao from the United flight have been placed on administrative leave; one officer had already been placed on administrative leave earlier this week.

That single "bad moment" has led to passenger Dr. David Dao being dragged off the overbooked flight as he screamed for dear life Sunday evening.

Since the video has gone viral and sparked controversy over how airlines treat their passengers, competitors Emirates and Royal Jordanian Airlines did not hesitate to throw major shade at United.

The passenger dragged off the United plane in Chicago was forced to give up his seat not because of traditional overselling but because another kind of overbooking: A crew needed to commute for a flight the following day, and the flight was full.

By Tuesday afternoon, nearly two days after the Sunday evening events, Munoz issued another apology. That list - generated hours before the plane ever got to the gate - would remain in the computer system until after the flight actually departed, said Ahmed Abdelghany, a professor of operations management at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach, Fla., campus.

Dao filed the emergency "bill of discovery" against the Chicago-based carrier in Illinois State Court demanding that evidence documenting Sunday's "re-accommodation" aboard a Kentucky-bound plane be "preserved and protected", CNBC reported. His legal team planned to hold a news conference Thursday to discuss the matter with reporters.

Mr Munoz said he was "upset" by the incident, but added that employees had "followed established procedures for dealing with situations like this".

The others complied. After Dao refused, airport security officers yanked him out of his seat and dragged him off the plane. "As part of our review, two additional officers have been placed on administrative leave until further notice".

Three people got off the flight, but the fourth said he was a doctor and needed to get home to treat patients on Monday. He refused to leave.

One of the officers could be seen grabbing the screaming man from his window seat, across the armrest and dragging him down the aisle by his arms.

Other passengers on Flight 3411 are heard saying, "Please, my God", "What are you doing?" The four top-ranking members of the Senate Commerce Committee asked the airline and Chicago airport officials for more information about what happened.

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