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United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger dragged from plane

CHICAGO: United Airlines has a reached a settlement for an undisclosed sum with the passenger who was dragged from a Chicago flight earlier this month in an incident that sparked international outrage, an attorney for the passenger said on Thursday. Dr. David Dao, a 69-year-old Vietnamese-American doctor, was hospitalized after Chicago aviation police dragged him from the plane to make space for four crew members on the flight from the city's O'Hare International Airport to Louisville, Kentucky. United has taken "full…

Passenger dragged from United Airlines plane likely to sue, his lawyer says

CHICAGO: The passenger dragged from a United Airlines plane in Chicago in an incident that sparked international outrage and turned into a public relations nightmare for the carrier, will likely sue the company, his attorney said on Thursday. "For a long time airlines, United in particular, have bullied us," Thomas Demetrio told a news conference in Chicago. "Will there be a lawsuit? Yeah, probably." He said the law stated that passengers could not be ejected from planes with unreasonable force. David Dao, a…

United Airlines under fire after passenger dragged from plane

CHICAGO: United Airlines sparked outrage on Monday for the treatment of a passenger who was physically dragged off a plane the airline had overbooked, and one of the security officers involved in the incident was placed on leave pending an investigation. Videos posted online by other passengers showed a man screaming as officers yanked him from his seat on United Flight 3411 before it departed from Chicago O'Hare International Airport to Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday. The man, who appeared to be Asian, was seen being…