Federal Government Is Now Investigating The United Airlines Fiasco
As if United Airlines fiasco couldn’t get any worse, now the federal government will investigate the violent incident where a man was cruelly and forcibly removed from a flight from Chicago to Louisville. The Department of Transportation is “reviewing” the United Airlines situation according to Business Insider.
The Department of Transportation will investigate if United Airlines violated federal law by failing to comply with the oversales guideline:
“The Department of Transportation (USDOT) remains committed to protecting the rights of consumers and is reviewing the involuntary denied boarding of passenger(s) from United Express flight 3411 to determine whether the airline complied with the oversales rule. The Department is responsible for ensuring that airlines comply with the Department’s consumer protection regulations including its oversales rule. While it is legal for airlines to involuntary bump passengers from an oversold flight when there are not enough volunteers, it is the airline’s responsibility to determine its own fair boarding priorities.”
The Chicago Aviation Police Department has since placed one officer on administrative leave for his part of the violent interaction. The department previously stated that the passenger “fell” into the metal armrest instead of being slammed into the metal armrest.