It's so incredibly hard to imagine why people would think that flying would be a better choice to get from Chicago to Louisville.
There just aren't many ways to get from Chicago to Louisville, other than via commercial airline, currently. I’ve heard some say they could have put the deadhead crew on Greyhound. But no matter how much one may like Greyhound, they don’t operate between CHI & LVL. Megabus does, but then you’re dealing with the Spirit/Allegiant Air of the bus world, along with the customer service record of United. Another commentary on the state of our interior transportation system.
Oscar Munoz, United's CEO, is a former high honcho at CSX. Lousily run railroad, lousily run airline.
Thanks for that tidbit; it might explain why the company headed by this person seems to view revenue passengers as ‘freight that talks’.
Nope, but the world is up in arms about the "Poor Sweet Doctor" who got a beatdown for not listening to the cops. That poor sweet doctor is a convicted felon and contributing to the drug addiction problem of Appalachia taking money and sex as payment. My point? EVERYONE is jumping to conclusions. Do we even know what the doctor said to the cops??? No one seems to have caught that on camera.
A lot of people have a past. What's that got to do with what happened? Did they access his criminal history before they ejected him? Are our pasts now subject to airline employee scrutiny?
In regards to his prior offenses, the pharmaceuticals in question were shared between two individuals (including himself) and were not sold for money. This is probably why his medical license was restored on a limited basis starting in 2015. Most state medical licensing boards take a dim view of narcotics offenses generally and are unwilling to allow someone to continue the practice of medicine who could be a danger to the general public.
As of today, yes, we do know what Dr Dao said to the DOA officers, as People magazine is out with a story from another eyewitness who was recording the lead-up to the extraction. The latest video shows that he responded to the officers as previously reported and stated his need to return to Louisville that night and that he would go to jail if he had to.
Hopefully this man has a crackerjack lawyer and will enjoy his new life as a wealthy airline owner!
As a matter of fact, he has two of them, both from Chicago; one of whom specializes in aviation law. On Wednesday, actions were filed in Cook County Court requesting an injunction against UA which seeks to preserve all communications as it relates to the incident.