Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, April 27, 2017

"I Want This Fucking Case Out of the Papers. Make It Go Away."

That'd be my guess of the summation of a discussion between UAL's brass and their lawyers.
CHICAGO, April 27 (Reuters) - United Airlines and the passenger who was dragged from a Chicago flight earlier this month have reached a settlement for an undisclosed sum, they said on Thursday, in the carrier's latest step to contain damage from an incident which has sparked international outrage.
The real meat may be if the settlement doesn't include the Chicago Aviation Department.

In related news, Southwest Airlines has decided that whatever they can gain from overbooking isn't worth the potential hassle anymore.

7 comments:

CenterPuke88 said...

So, what does it take to buy off a 69 year-old doctor with little to lose?

I'd guess open ended medical payments, and several million. Maybe 3 million plus his medical costs. More amusingly, is he now banned from United for life, or are they giving him something like 6 or 8 first class tickets a year for life.

CenterPuke88 said...

Settlement includes agreement not to sue Chicago Aviation Police...darn it!

3383 said...

I ♥ SWA

Stewart Dean said...

There's a famous quote from the early days of socialized medicine, works here: "I will stuff up their mouths with gold". Said doctor had them by the balls and a hammer in the other hand.
The best thing that could come out of this is for corporate America to begin to realize the There Are Limits...and that squeezing the stone for ever more exponential increasing profits does not go on forever.

Marc said...

Well, after this settlement, I wonder what the dead rabbit will cost them.

The New York Crank said...

But they haven't made it go away. They settled it to make it go away and we're talking about the settlement. And now the press is hyper-vigilant, at least for a while, to anything that happens on UAL, or any other airline for that matter. And it's all enshrined on the Internet forever.

It's like herpes UAL will never cure it.

Yours crankily,
The New York Crank

Anonymous said...

For completeness: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-aviation-jeffrey-redding-met-20170427-story.html

The city fired the head of security at O'Hare and Midway airports Thursday for what City Hall sources said was his failure to disclose critical details of his prior employment at the Illinois Tollway, after a confidential memo obtained by the Tribune revealed numerous allegations of sexual harassment against him.