The passenger was identified as Dao, a 69-year-old physician from Elizabethtown, Kentucky. The employees ' collective bargaining agreement prohibits the CDA from releasing their names at this time.
United Airlines will no longer use law enforcement officers to remove passengers from overbooked flights after global outrage erupted over a video showing a passenger dragged from one of its planes in Chicago.
Dao told WLKY on Tuesday that he is now recovering from his injuries.
Dao's attorney's filed an emergency petition on Wednesday asking that "surveillance video, cockpit voice recordings, passenger and crew lists, and personnel files be preserved and protected".
But if the passenger posed no threat and was not being disruptive, officers nearly certainly could have tried an approach other than dragging him out of his seat and down the aisle, including simply telling the airline to resolve the situation itself, experts said.
But Demetrio said neither Dao nor his family had heard from United. A United employee boarded the plane and demanded that he give up his seat because the flight was overbooked. But he did an about-face days later, saying the doctor did nothing wrong.
After being asked about his flip-flopping responses, he noted that his first words "fell short" but added that it was a learning opportunity for the future. That's something that I've learned from. One passenger "refused to leave the aircraft voluntarily". "No one should be treated that way". "We are not going to put a law enforcement official onto a plane to take them off.to remove a booked, paid, seated passenger".
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"It's like how we "re-accommodated" El Chapo out of Mexico", Kimmel said, referring to the Mexican drug lord who was recently extradited to the United States.
In an email to CNN affiliate WBBM, a United spokesperson wrote "All customers on flight 3411 from Sunday, April 9 are receiving compensation for the cost of their tickets". He even appeared on Good Morning America on Wednesday morning to continue his apology tour.
"Have you seen that video of the guy getting dragged off the United flight?"
"The Department remains committed to ensuring that airlines comply with consumer protection regulations and will not speculate during the review process on this matter", it said. She "absolutely" thinks the problem can be fixed.
The combination airline jargon and public relations spin didn't sit well with many people - especially when contrasted with the images of three officers yanking the man out of his seat and pulling his limp body by the wrists down the center aisle. The Rainbow PUSH Coalition organized a protest for Wednesday afternoon. The Reverend Jesse Jackson carried a sign that read,"Beat your competition, not your customers".