The recent United Airlines incident really is no laughing matter, passengers record from their cell phones as a doctor is brutally dragged off the plane in an overbooking fiasco.
On the evening of April 9, 2017, a paid passenger was forcibly removed from United Airlines Flight 3411 at O’Hare International Airport, bound for Louisville. United said that they needed four seats for airline staff on the sold-out flight. When no passengers volunteered after being offered vouchers worth $800, United staff selected four passengers to leave.
Three did so, but the fourth, a Vietnamese-American doctor named David Dao, refused. He screamed and struggled as he was pulled from his seat by Chicago Department of Aviation security officers, who injured his mouth and dragged him by his arms down the aisle. The incident was captured on phone videos and posted on social media, triggering a large backlash.
Despite this tragic and disturbing incident, social media lit up with a hashtag trending sensation of #UnitedAirlinesMottos …here are some hilarious tweets.
— Iman (@imanelgammal) April 12, 2017
— Jordy Duran (@Jordy43) April 11, 2017
— Casper (@Rappercasperr) April 12, 2017
— Damian™ (@SampagaDamian) April 13, 2017
— Happening Babua (@HappeningBabua) April 12, 2017
— Mr A Star (@AmourAStar) April 12, 2017
— Daym (@DaymDrops) April 12, 2017
— A&E TODAY (@AandETodayNews) April 12, 2017
— Russ Davies (@russidavies) April 11, 2017
— I'm OK You're So So (@PaulVCarter) April 11, 2017