A United flight from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky was overbooked on Sunday night. United said they needed four people to give up their seats so four of their employees could get to Louisville. They offered $800, a hotel, and a flight on Monday afternoon, but no one took them up on their offer. So apparently, their policy in that case is to pick people randomly and force them to give up the seats they paid for.
That already sounds like a disaster . . . but it gets worse.
Some of the people who were randomly picked wound up leaving the plane, but one 69-year-old guy wouldn’t go. He said he was a doctor, he needed to get home to his patients, and he couldn’t wait to fly out on Monday afternoon like they were offering.
So United called in airport security, and three security guards grabbed the guy and literally dragged him off the plane screaming. The guy wound up bleeding pretty bad from his mouth after it smashed into an arm rest. Eventually the cops stepped in and he was taken to the hospital for his injuries.
People on board the plane recorded some of the incident, you can see the video in the link.