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William Hughes William Hughes Jul 15, 2019 at 11:37.

Today, in airline PR nightmares: United flies ScHoolboy Q’s dog to the wrong city

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/today-in-airline-pr-nightmares-united-flies-schoolboy-1798264042" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Today, in airline PR nightmares: United flies ScHoolboy Q’s dog to the wrong city</a>

As far as airline PR person nightmare scenarios go, “accidentally putting 2,000 miles between a famous rapper and his cute new dog” probably falls somewhere in the middle, below stuff like “physically assaulting your passengers” or “scorpion surprise,” but definitely above running out of snacks, or the usual, non-dog-based luggage complaints. So United Airlines was presumably nearly as upset...

Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Jul 14, 2019.

The United bunny mystery continues: Simon was alive on landing

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/the-united-bunny-mystery-continues-simon-was-alive-on-1798261198" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">The United bunny mystery continues: Simon was alive on landing</a>

The death of Simon, the 10-month-old, three-foot-long bunny who was on track to become the world’s largest rabbit, continues to mystify. Yesterday, it was announced the Simon did not survive his United flight from England, as his owner Annette Edwards was sending him to Chicago to a new home with an unnamed but “very famous” owner. Today, it has ben revealed in The Guardian, The Sun, and...

Chris Breault Chris Breault May 14, 2019.

Who wants the world’s worst job? United Airlines is hiring a PR manager

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/who-wants-the-world-s-worst-job-united-airlines-is-hir-1798260644" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Who wants the world’s worst job? United Airlines is hiring a PR manager</a>

There are many dirty jobs in America, and not all of them can be handled by television personality Mike Rowe. Some jobs are so toxic and soul-corroding that a shift minding the shit-chewing machine sounds like a golden opportunity by comparison. United Airlines—one of 2017’s top trending brands—is now advertising just such a position as a “brand public relations manager.”

As everyone who...

Sean O'Neal Sean O'Neal Apr 13, 2019.

United shows off personal touch by dragging man from overbooked plane

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/united-shows-off-personal-touch-by-dragging-man-from-ov-1798260403" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">United shows off personal touch by dragging man from overbooked plane</a>

While most major airlines operate with a sort of detached, “soft” tyranny over their customers, one based in mandatory up-charges, tarmac delays, luggage losses, and other forms of psychological torture, United prides itself on more hands-on customer relations—especially important in a year that has seen its flights repeatedly grounded by computer glitches. Which is why during a recent flight...

Sean O'Neal Sean O'Neal Apr 01, 2019.

Bill O’Reilly has hearty chuckle over bloodied United passenger

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<a href="https://news.avclub.com/bill-o-reilly-has-hearty-chuckle-over-bloodied-united-p-1798260553" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Bill O’Reilly has hearty chuckle over bloodied United passenger</a>

Filled with the joy of discussing a PR fiasco that isn’t his own, Bill O’Reilly had a hearty little chuckle over the video of a passenger being dragged from a United Airlines flight, which he shared on Monday’s edition of your nearly commercial-free rock block of bad takes, The O’Reilly Factor. By now you’ve no doubt seen the clip of the 69-year-old man who refused to voluntarily give up his...

Katie Rife Katie Rife Jan 26, 2019.

United Airlines CEO gives this “apology” thing another shot

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/united-airlines-ceo-gives-this-apology-thing-another-1798260318" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">United Airlines CEO gives this “apology” thing another shot</a>

United Airlines has beengiving customers glimpses of its monstrous true form for years now. But the full extent of the company’s disrespect for human life wasn’t clear until yesterday, when a paying customer, who has since been identified as Dr. David Dao, was violently ejected from an overbooked flight from Chicago to Louisville by police officers, one of whom has since been put on leave....

Jorge Rivas Jorge Rivas Jun 29, 2018. 22 comments

DHS Lashes Out After Airlines Say They Won't Transport Kids Separated From Families

<a href="https://splinternews.com/dhs-lashes-out-after-airlines-say-they-wont-transport-k-1826991002" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">DHS Lashes Out After Airlines Say They Won&#39;t Transport Kids Separated From Families<em></em></a>

Two of the largest airlines in the country on Wednesday declared they want no part in transporting immigrant children separated from their families.

“Based on our serious concerns about this policy and how it’s in deep conflict with our company’s values, we have contacted federal officials to inform them that they should not transport immigrant children on United aircraft who have been...

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Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Apr 06, 2018.

United boots passenger because her Black Panther cap and A$AP Rocky shirt made the pilot 'uncomfortable'

<a href="https://splinternews.com/united-boots-passenger-because-her-black-panther-cap-an-1793862824" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">United boots passenger because her Black Panther cap and A$AP Rocky shirt made the pilot &#39;uncomfortable&#39;</a>

A passenger flying United Airlines was removed from a flight on Wednesday after being told her clothing—an A$AP Rocky t-shirt and a Marvel Comics Black Panther hat—were making the pilot “uncomfortable.”

Amanda Stevens, a freelance e-sports writer, tweeted United staffers talked to her and asked her to remove the shirt, which was pulled from stores over its upside-down American flag...

Clayton Purdom Clayton Purdom Jan 18, 2018. 24 comments

Customers invite United to “re-accommodate” itself in hell

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/customers-invite-united-to-re-accommodate-itself-in-h-1798261048" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Customers invite United to “re-accommodate” itself in hell</a>

United is a bad, evil company, and it deserves all the shit in the world. Literally: If all of the shit could be put into a some sort of box, or compressed into a diamond-tight shit-delivery parcel and then delivered to United’s corporate headquarters, and then decompressed such that those headquarters were covered in all of the world’s shit, it would be a morally just equivalence for the way...

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Gwen Ihnat Gwen Ihnat Dec 02, 2017. 24 comments

United’s PR nightmare continues with death of famously large rabbit

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/united-s-pr-nightmare-continues-with-death-of-famously-1798261100" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">United’s PR nightmare continues with death of famously large rabbit</a>

From a PR perspective, it’s hard to think of a company that’s having a worse year than United. First, there was the leggings controversy when two young women were forced to change their clothes to be able to board a United flight. Then, most egregiously, the company had Chicago police officers drag a paid passenger off of a flight to make room for a crew member. Soon after, a scorpion showed...

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Carla Javier Carla Javier Nov 22, 2017.

These two passengers got kicked off a United flight for making wildly racist comments

<a href="https://splinternews.com/these-two-passengers-got-kicked-off-a-united-flight-for-1793858832" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">These two passengers got kicked off a United flight for making wildly racist comments</a>

Two passengers were removed from a United flight Saturday after a man reportedly made racist comments to passengers.

According to another passenger on United Flight 1113 from Chicago to Houston who spoke to local station KHOU, the man asked a Pakistani man and woman seated ahead of him and wearing "traditional dress" an inappropriate question.

"That's not a bomb in your bag, is it?" the man...

Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Nov 17, 2017. 7 comments

I Found It, the Absolute Worst Response to the Horrifying United Video

<a href="https://splinternews.com/i-found-it-the-absolute-worst-response-to-the-horrifyi-1794176632" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">I Found It, the Absolute Worst Response to the Horrifying United Video<em></em></a>

After video of a man being brutally dragged off an overbooked United flight from Louisville to Chicago on Sunday night tore across the internet, one New York Times columnist bravely set out to find the World’s Worst Take on the outrage.

That trailblazing soul was Ross Douthat, the conservative horndog and skinny-dipping enthusiast we all know and love. Get ready:

In the video, a man is...

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Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Oct 18, 2017. 7 comments

Two Officers Involved in Violent Assault of United Passenger David Dao Have Been Fired

<a href="https://splinternews.com/two-officers-involved-in-violent-assault-of-united-pass-1819628533" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Two Officers Involved in Violent Assault of United Passenger David Dao Have Been Fired<em></em></a>

More than seven months after United Airlines passenger David Dao was violently dragged off his flight at O’Hare International Airport, the Chicago Department of Aviation announced that two of the law enforcement officers involved in that incident have been fired.

After video of Dao’s assault went public in April, the Chicago Inspector General’s office conducted an investigation into the...

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Clayton Purdom Clayton Purdom Oct 01, 2017. 23 comments

Relax with some Zen footage of United tossing luggage out of an airplane

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/relax-with-some-zen-footage-of-united-tossing-luggage-o-1798264528" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Relax with some Zen footage of United tossing luggage out of an airplane</a>

We don’t need to tell you about United Airlines’ contempt for all living things. You read all about its violent assault of an elderly passenger, its half-assed apologies for said re-accommodation, its plague of scorpions, its ability to kill a beloved and large bunny rabbit, the fact that it flew ScHoolboy Q’s dog to the wrong city. This is what United does! Thus, there’s something uniquely...

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Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Sep 08, 2017.

Un video muestra cómo una aerolínea sacó a la fuerza a un pasajero tras sobrevender el vuelo

<a href="http://espanol.splinternews.com/un-video-muestra-como-una-aerolinea-saco-a-la-fuerza-a-1794183474" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Un video muestra cómo una aerolínea sacó a la fuerza a un pasajero tras sobrevender el vuelo</a>

Un video que muestra a elementos de seguridad del aeropuerto de Chicago arrastrando a un hombre por el pasillo de un avión de la aerolínea United Airlines se hizo viral en las redes sociales el domingo por la noche.

El video que se publicó en Facebook por Audra Bridges muestra a tres hombres agarrando al pasajero de manera violenta para sacarlo de su asiento. El pasajero fue seleccionado al...

Eleanor Sheehan Eleanor Sheehan Sep 07, 2017. 8 comments

United Airlines Won't Be Punished For Dragging Passenger Off Flight

<a href="http://splinternews.com/united-airlines-wont-be-punished-for-dragging-passenger-1801372515" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">United Airlines Won&#39;t Be Punished For Dragging Passenger Off Flight</a>

Federal aviation investigators have declined to punish United Airlines for dragging a passenger off a flight — video of which went viral in April. The Department of Transportation found that the gruesome incident didn’t warrant a fine, according to The Los Angeles Times.

David Dao, the 69-year-old physician who was violently pulled from a flight from Chicago, IL, to Louisville, KY, settled...

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Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Sep 06, 2017. 14 comments

Chicago Police Say the Man They Brutally Dragged Off a United Flight Just 'Fell'

<a href="http://splinternews.com/chicago-police-say-the-man-they-brutally-dragged-off-a-1794182931" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Chicago Police Say the Man They Brutally Dragged Off a United Flight Just &#39;Fell&#39;<em></em></a>

It’s been a whirlwind day for United Airlines, which has been under fire after videos emerged of law enforcement literally dragging a 69-year-0ld Asian passenger off the Sunday evening flight out of Chicago that they overbooked. Now, though, the Chicago Police Department is joining in the tone-deaf response.

Shocking Video Shows Man Being Dragged Off United Flight for Refusing to Give Up His...

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Eleanor Sheehan Eleanor Sheehan Sep 04, 2017. 23 comments

United Airlines Messed Up Again

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Just a few months after settling with David Dao , the passenger who was violently dragged off a flight in April, United Airlines has unsurprisingly managed to mess up again — albeit nonviolently, at least.

After purchasing a ticket for her 27-month old son from Hawaii to Boston, Shirley Yamauchi was stunned to discover that United had sold her son’s ticket to a standby passenger not long after...

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Rafi Schwartz Rafi Schwartz Aug 26, 2017. 20 comments

Newspaper Decides It's About Time We Started Demonizing the United Airlines Assault Victim

<a href="http://splinternews.com/newspaper-decides-its-about-time-we-started-demonizing-1794212001" data-id="" onclick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Newspaper Decides It&#39;s About Time We Started Demonizing the United Airlines Assault Victim<em></em></a>

The violent removal of Dr. David Dao by Chicago police officers from a United Airlines flight on Sunday has been universally condemned. But for the Louisville Courier-Journal, Dao’s plight was a chance to unearth some entirely unrelated, though still salacious, details about his past.

Under the headline, “David Dao, passenger removed from United flight, a doctor with troubled past,”...

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Katherine Krueger Katherine Krueger Aug 23, 2017. 13 comments

David Dao's United Assault Allegedly Left Him Much More Horrifically Injured Than We Realized

<a href="http://splinternews.com/david-daos-united-assault-allegedly-left-him-much-more-1794295962" data-id="" onclick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">David Dao&#39;s United Assault Allegedly Left Him Much More Horrifically Injured Than We Realized<em></em></a>

David Dao, the 69-year-old Kentucky doctor whose brutal assault by Chicago law enforcement on a United Airlines flight became an international incident, was even more seriously injured than anyone realized, his lawyer claimed on Thursday.

In a press conference held Thursday morning in Chicago, attorney Tom Demetrio said that his client was discharged from the hospital Wednesday night after...

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