Yesterday United Airlines made headlines after a video emerged of the airline forcibly dragging a passenger off an overbooked flight.
Today the internet is dragging the airlines with the hilarious #NewUnitedAirlinesMotto hashtag.
The video, which is now internationally viral, shows a man being dragged off the flight after he refused to give up his seat for United’s flight attendants. United’s flight on Sunday was overbooked. They initially asked 4 people to voluntarily give up their seat for 4 of their flight attendants. They offered people $400 and a hotel room for their seat. When no one took their bait they upped the money to $800. When no one still volunteered they randomly picked for people to kick off the flight. The man in the video was one of them. Unlike the other three people, he didn’t want to give up his seat citing he was a doctor who needed to see his patient at his hospital the next day.
That’s when things got messy. The airline had the Chicago aviation police board the plane to forcibly remove the man. The man sustained a face injury during the process and he is seen in a video repeatedly saying, “Just kill me” and “I have to go home.”
Since the video was uploaded United Airlines has been under major scrutiny. It has been serious repercussion like the airline’s stock going down and people calling for a boycott. To more lighthearted seriousness like parody videos and this #NewUnitedAirlinesMotto hashtag.
As we watch to see how this incident continues to unfold check out some of the best #NewUnitedAirlinesMotto hashtags below.
— A. Carbuccia, TX (@Carbuccia) April 11, 2017
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— Sam Valley (@SamValley) April 11, 2017
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