Thursday, April 13, 2017

United Airlines: Our Poor Planning

...may result in us beating the crap out of a passenger.

Lori Arantani, writing in the Washington Post:

The attorney representing the man who was dragged off a United Airlines flight Sunday said it’s likely his client will sue the company.

“Will there be a lawsuit? Yeah, probably,” Thomas Demetrio, one of the attorneys representing David Dao, said at a Thursday morning news conference in Chicago.

Demetrio said “unreasonable force and violence” were used against his client

Dao was discharged from the hospital late Wednesday night and suffered a serious concussion and broken nose, his attorney said. Demetrio said Dao also lost two front teeth and will undergo reconstructive surgery.

The news conference comes one day after United chief Oscar Munoz publicly apologized to for the incident and said he felt “shame” after viewing the video. Asked what he thought of Munoz’s apology, Demetrio said it sounded “staged.” He said neither he nor Dao had heard from anyone at United.