United Airlines under fire for dragging passenger from flight: 5 questions about the incident

  • World
  • Tuesday, 11 Apr 2017

SINGAPORE: United Airlines was caught in a social media firestorm after a passenger on one of its overbooked flights was filmed being dragged from the plane.

The airline needed to fly four of its staff members to a connection and decided to bump off four passengers from Flight 3411, from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky, to make space for the staff.

Start your ads-free experience now!

Monthly Plan


Annual Plan


Billed as RM148.00/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only

Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Next In World

North Korea, Russia pact: to give all available military help if other is invaded
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has a no one-on-one meetings rule for his 55 direct reports
Instagram boss Adam Mosseri reveals he argued a lot with Mark Zuckerberg in the early years
Armenia, Azerbaijan trade barbs after France pledges new arms to Yerevan
2 presumed dead in small plane crash in U.S. Alaska
Wildfires rage across Northern California
Nurses in U.S. Oregon strike for better working conditions
Morocco airports receive over 12.3 mln passengers during Jan.-May
Chinese light rail delivers over 2 mln trips in Mecca for Hajj pilgrims
Nationwide power outage leaves Ecuador in the dark

Others Also Read