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Why I Changed My Mind About the Passenger Dragged Off the Airplane

I initially wrote in the aforementioned article that “…the unidentified passenger in question for not simply following the directions of members of the flight crew; and supposedly creating enough of a scene which prompted someone from United Airlines to call in law enforcement — rather than leave the airplane quietly and voice concerns with employees of the airline.” Pertaining to this specific incident, I was wrong.

Had the passenger done exactly what I said, this would not have…

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United Airlines Takes Full Responsibility For Passenger Dragged Off Airplane

Oscar Munoz — who is the chief executive officer of United Airlines — finally issued a statement where United Airlines takes full responsibility for an incident this past Sunday where one passenger reportedly was very upset at being one of four passengers to be selected to leave the aircraft involuntarily.

The passenger — a male doctor who is 69 years old and needed to be at a hospital the next day — was forcibly removed from the aircraft by members of law enforcement, which resulted in injury to the passenger. The law enforcement officer in question who physically pulled the passenger from his seat was relieved of his duties for now.

Here is the letter, which was posted earlier today at United Hub…

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Earn Up to 1,000 Bonus MileagePlus Miles by Shopping for Spring 2017

Effective through Friday, April 14, 2017 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time, you can earn up to 1,000 bonus United Airlines MileagePlus miles — in addition to the standard MileagePlus miles earned — during the Spring Bonus campaign at the MileagePlus Shopping portal by spending the following minimum amounts of money for shopping for qualifying purchases on your favorite products from hundreds of participating retailers…

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Earn 500 Bonus MileagePlus Miles by Shopping for March Bonus 2017

Effective through Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time, you can earn 500 bonus United Airlines MileagePlus miles — in addition to the standard MileagePlus miles earned — during the March Bonus campaign at the MileagePlus Shopping portal by spending a minimum of $200.00 shopping on qualifying purchases for your favorite products from hundreds of participating retailers.

You can…

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Lawsuit Filed by Avianca Shareholder to Stop Investment by United Airlines

A motion has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County for Anil C. Singh — a justice at the court — to hear the case by Kingsland Holdings Limited to block United Continental Holdings, Incorporated from investing approximately $800 million in Avianca Holdings SA as a loan from which United Airlines could benefit in the form of an estimated annual profit of greater than $75 million.

Earlier this week, approximately 25 attorneys piled into court on the motion by the plaintiff for a preliminary injunction.

The lawsuit — which was filed…

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No Jail Time in United Airlines Bribery Case Sentencing For Former Port Authority Chairman

Jeff Smisek was relieved from his responsibilities as chairman, president and chief executive officer at United Continental back in September of 2015 due to federal and internal investigations associated with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, whose former chairman — now 77 years of age — was suspected to have allegedly used his prominent position to demand favorable treatment or personal benefit from United Airlines.

Most notably was when David Samson pressured the airline to revive a weekly direct flight between Newark and Columbia in South Carolina in 2012 — a flight which lost money for United Airlines and became known as the “Chairman’s Flight” — near his weekend vacation home so that he can have easier access to it and save himself significant time driving. He also…

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Earn Up to 1,000 Bonus MileagePlus Miles by Shopping for Valentine’s Day 2017

Effective through Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 11:59:59 in the evening Eastern Daylight Time, you can earn up to 1,000 bonus United Airlines MileagePlus miles — in addition to the standard MileagePlus miles earned — during the Valentine’s Day Bonus campaign at the MileagePlus Shopping portal by spending the following minimum amounts of money for shopping for qualifying purchases on your favorite products from hundreds of participating retailers…

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Are Video Monitors in the Backs of Seats Becoming Obsolete?

“Um, no. Keep your personal device and advice to yourself. I paid for the tickets and I’d like to get any free IFE. Not everyone owns a tablet or subscribe / buy TV shows and movies.”

That is what Ben posted in the Comments section in response to this article pertaining to whether or not the days of in-flight entertainment are numbered which I wrote back on Thursday, May 7, 2015 — and I listed possible reasons as to why they may eventually become obsolete.

Well, Ben — I hope that the primary airline on which you travel is not American Airlines, because a decision was reached to not install seatback video screens on…

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