Passengers on board a United Airlines flight took to their cell phones as a passenger was forcibly removed from the plane. The first video was posted by Audra Bridges on Sunday night.
According to the Courier-Journal:
"Passengers were told that the flight would not take off until the United crew had seats, Bridges said, and the offer was increased to $800, but no one volunteered.
Then, she said, a manager came aboard the plane and said a computer would select four people to be taken off the flight. One couple was selected first and left the airplane, she said, before the man in the video was confronted."
Allegedly, when this man was selected, he insisted he needed to call his lawyer because he was a doctor with patients to see in the morning. If all of this is true, that makes the video that much harder to watch.
I agree with one Redditor who said "If $800 wasn't enough, they should have kept increasing it. Purposely overbooking flights is ridiculous. If it works out, fine. If it doesn't, the airline should get screwed over, not the passengers."
Somehow the man returned to the plane after being removed, but seemed confused and frantic.