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How often airlines involuntarily bump passengers (United isn't the worst)

Emmanuel Ocbazghi

A passenger was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight by law enforcement on Sunday after he had refused to give up his seat.

According to a person who says she was on the flight, the airline needed room on the overbooked aircraft to reposition crew for another flight. But when it couldn't find enough volunteers, even after offering $800, the airline selected several passengers to deplane.

But people get involuntarily bumped from flights quite often, and United Airlines isn't the worst offender.



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