United changes policy, crew can't displace seated passengers

United changes policy, crew can't displace seated passengers

United changes policy, crew can't displace seated passengers

The airline said that in future, off-duty crew members would be allocated seats at least an hour before departure to avoid customers being turfed off flights after boarding.

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The development comes after the United Airlines announced to compensate all passengers on the flight in which 69-year-old Dr. David Daowas was forcibly removed from his seat, after refusing to give up his seat on an overbooked flight.

After suffering a public relations nightmare when a passenger was dragged off a fully booked flight a week ago, United Airlines said Sunday it is changing policy and will no longer allow crew members to displace customers already aboard a plane.

The incident sparked outrage among other passengers as well as on social media.

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Dao suffered a concussion and a broken nose, lost two teeth and needs reconstructive surgery to fix damaged sinuses, his attorney Thomas Demetrio said last week.

A hearing scheduled for Monday morning was canceled because United and the city "agreed to preserve and protect the evidence requested", Dao's attorney, Thomas Demetrio, said in a statement. A spokesperson for United told the Times the change is part of the "initial steps" the airline is taking, so it's unclear whether any more reforms to United's booking and seating policies will be coming.

'This [policy change] ensures situations like flight 3411 never happen again.

Among people who had heard of the incident, 79 percent chose an American flight instead of United. The 30 percent of respondents who said they hadn't heard about the airline recently were split almost 50-50 when it came to identical United or American flights. In effect, this means that United employees can still take passengers' seats, but not once they are actually seated on the plane.

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