Beaten up doctor wins United payout

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  1. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    it was enough to keep him quiet. good for him
     
  2. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Yes... but no..

    Yes, good on him that he got a decent settlement, but also shame on him for taking the settlement. It shouldn't have come to this degree to get UAL, let alone any domestic or international carrier to look at their policies and see that there is a problem that needed to be addressed, and that regardless of how legal it is, it is wrong. The airlines are being reactive in this case and trying to dodge the bullet that UAL/RPA and AAL have taken, instead of being proactive and showing how they could have been out in the lead over the situation that lead to this incident.

    Also, the settlement may have provisions in it to allow UAL/RPA to not admit to any wrongdoing during the incident, even though video evidence shows otherwise.

    This should have gone to court; let the courts meke out the proper punishment/ruling, then make the statement, telling the airlines that this will not be tolerated anymore.

    We now have to see the outcome of the AAL case to wonder if the airlines have received the message loud and clear.

    BL.
     
  3. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    United already lost millions, I am sure there are changes on the way, more scandals will cost them for having a bad track record so I don't see the point of tying up the courts . @bradl
     
  4. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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    This was never going to court, Demetrio knew it.
     
  5. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    If he had gone to court, the case would have taken probably years to get resolved. It was in everybody's best interest to settle this out of court. A condition of the settlement was that the plaintiff not reveal how much it was, and to presumably not say anything publicly about the case.

    I don't know that any public good would have been served by trying this case in Court. I don't think there is much public debate on the fact that what United did was pretty reprehensible. I don't think they'll be doing it again.

    But if we, the flying public, want to ensure we don't find ourselves victims of outrageous behavior on the part of airlines - then I'm afraid there really is only one solution. It's this little thing called Government regulation.
     
  6. SB-MBP Suspended

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    Sort of a joke really. It should be against the law for victims to have to keep quiet.. after all, if they'd have paid him off to keep quiet about the incident in the first place then we'd have so much injustice and no result or change to improve anything.

    Airlines and the entire premise they operate on are a joke and as soon as oil prices put them out of business the better place the world will be for humans and the environment alike.
     
  7. cube macrumors G5

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    You do know that Bombardier Aerospace has a plant in Belfast, right?
     
  8. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    Why can't I ever take an butt kicking for a nice large payout?
     
  9. yaxomoxay macrumors 68000

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    I can give you $2. $5 tops.
     
  10. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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    Add a Coke, and we have a deal.
     
  11. dogslobber thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I think for a story to go "viral" on the web would require more than the 6 of us in here to like your video.
     
  12. DrewDaHilp1 macrumors 6502a

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    I can't even buy a Whataburger combo with that.:(
     
  13. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Careful. He'll want his change back. ;)

    BL.
     
  14. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    sweet, I usually pay for those sessions :D
     
  15. bradl macrumors 68040

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    I'm telling Renz you steppin' out! :eek: :p

    BL.
     
  16. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I bet it included free lifetime travel on United Airlines.
     
  17. bradl macrumors 68040

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    You may be on to something..

    If it included lifetime travel on any Star Alliance partner, I'd take that deal. That opens up Lufthansa, South African, Air New Zealand, Asiana, Air Canada, LOT, Avianca, Copa, and All Nippon, among others. That would be a good deal.

    BL.
     
  18. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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    Insert chang.gif here. :eek:
     
  19. cube macrumors G5

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    First class! (accompanied)

    Lufthansa owns several airlines.
     
  20. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Yup. Hence why if it was a lifetime of travel via Star Alliance, that opens up at least 70 something airlines. That's a big deal.

    BL.
     
  21. cube macrumors G5

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    Fortunately for UAL, Etihad is not in Star ;)
     
  22. yaxomoxay macrumors 68000

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    It probably includes the opposite, a full ban for a long period from flying on UA. The last thing the company wants is pictures of him on UA planes, or worse him making YouTube videos.
     
  23. WarHeadz macrumors 6502a

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    You know the best part of this whole United scandal? Their prices are the cheapest right now. I'm flying to Jersey to visit the family next month, booked round trip tickets last night for only $310! No stops, direct from LAX to Newark and back.

    I'll just wear a helmet, should be good to go.
     
  24. Foggydog macrumors 6502

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    Don't forget the nose guard :p
     

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