United Airlines Reportedly Had a Doctor Tased and Dragged Off Plane Because Flight was "Overbooked"
The (Louisville) Courier-Journal reports a United representative confirmed Sunday night that a person was removed from Flight 3411 to Louisville, Kentucky, saying it was “overbooked.”
Passenger Audra D. Bridges posted the video on Facebook. It shows the guards grabbing then dragging the passenger down the aisle. Screaming is heard and other passengers say “Oh my God” and “Look at what you did to him.”
The Courier-Journal reports passengers were told at the gate the flight was overbooked. No one volunteered to take another plane and passengers were allowed to board. Once the plane was full, United employees told passengers they would not leave until four people gave up their seats. They were offered $800 and a hotel stay, but no one budged.
United said airline representatives chose four passengers at random when no volunteers agreed to leave the overbooked flight. They requested law enforcement assistance when one of them refused to leave.