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Startling note scribbled on plane toilet forces flight into emergency landing

ROME: A threatening message scrawled in a plane toilet has forced the aircraft to make an emergency landing. The United Airlines Boeing 767-300 flight from Rome to Chicago was diverted on Monday to Shannon Airport in Ireland after the discovery of the note, which reportedly referred to a bomb. The plane had 214 passengers and crew onboard at the time, and the Irish Times reported police were taking handwriting samples from everybody in an attempt to match it up to the note. Investigators also conducted a security…

United Airlines CEO apologizes to outraged lawmakers after man dragged off plane

WASHINGTON: US lawmakers on Tuesday threatened United Airlines Chief Executive Oscar Munoz and other airline executives with legislation to force improvements as they took carriers to task after a passenger was dragged off an overbooked flight last month. Legislators from both sides of the aisle, many of whom fly back and forth to their districts weekly, recounted their own frustrations with delays and overbooking. "If we don't see meaningful results that improve customer service, the next time this committee meets to…

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…

United Airlines now ‘kicks out’ wedding-bound couple from flight

WASHINGTON: An engaged couple were removed from a United Airlines flight to Costa Rica on Saturday, as the airline remained under scrutiny following outrage caused by a video last week of a passenger being forcibly removed from a flight. According to the couple, who said they were en route to get married, a federal marshal had escorted them from the plane before take-off from Houston, Texas, but United denied this on Sunday, saying in a statement that neither a marshal nor other authorities was involved. The couple…

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…

WATCH: These martial art experts teach you how to defend against United Airlines staff

The video of United Airlines Staff violently dragging a passenger out of the plane went viral on the social media, drawing backlash towards the airliner for it brutal treatment to a passenger. The airliner eventually apologized the internet is still to get mum over what happened.  In an amazing video, Ju-Jitsu (a form of martial art) teachers and brothers Ryrion and Rener Gracie have used the United Airlines debacle to show off how one might get free from someone dragging you by your feet. The Gracies have six…

United won’t use police to remove overbooked passengers: CEO

NEW YORK: United Airlines will no longer use law enforcement officers to remove passengers from overbooked flights after global outrage erupted over a video showing a passenger dragged from one of its planes in Chicago. "We're not going to put a law enforcement official... to remove a booked, paid, seated passenger," United Continental Holdings Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz told ABC News on Wednesday morning. "We can't do that." Munoz said the incident on Sunday resulted from a "system failure" that prevented…