‘United’ is the New Sadomasochistic ‘Safe Word’ and What It’s Like to Be an Emirates Flight Attendant

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  1. For the billionth time: United didn’t drag off a passenger and bloody him, airport security police did.

  2. @Andrew, As Hillary would say, ‘What difference does it make?’
    Police complied with the airline crew’s request to remove a ‘seated’ passenger from the plane..
    Does splitting hair give you a sense of being Mr. Right for the billionth time? Are you that insecure?
    Do you have a life besides ridiculing people on the net?
    Would us accepting your version make you feel ‘BIG’?
    If so, you are right and we are all wrong. Please pump some air into your head to inflate your ego.

  3. Greetings Andrew,
    I have a lot of spare time and can write vigilant argument regarding any case. I would like to apply as PR staff of United. Can you help?

  4. I sure wish LOT would have flown this from EWR so I could get connecting flights to/from TPA on the same UA award ticket.

  5. Ram, you’re the billionth and first: As you said, United requested that a seated passenger be removed.

    If you have trouble seeing the difference, then suppose someone harassed a FA and UA asked airport security to remove him, but instead security decided to just shoot him instead.

    Would you accuse UA of shooting the PAX by asking for a removal?

  6. Art,

    You should really limit your public appearances to calling in to the Sean Hannity and Mark Levin radio programs.

  7. To stupid Andrew and Art:
    United started the chain of events that led to the beating of a passenger.
    Even dumb Oscar eventually grasped it and decided to pay off the passenger and included the airport police in the settlement.

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