You know your nation has a low IQ problem when you hear another passenger ask in the video, “Can’t they rent a car for the pilots?”
Hey Doctor, if you really need to GET BACK don’t fly economy.
Everybody wants to fly cheap with out the short falls that come with that economical scale.
Everything about how each passenger bought their ticket is embedded in something known as the “passenger name record.
This information includes how much money went into the airline’s coffers, as opposed to a travel agency or web hub, how often you book with the airline, and whether you generally book late, or on discounted fares.
All this, goes into determining who is asked to leave, and how much effort goes into getting you on another flight promptly.
Though we’ll probably never know, the doctor in the video probably got a pretty good deal on his seat.
In the videos taken Sunday by passengers, Dao refuses to give up his seat. He screams as a Chicago aviation security officer begins pulling him from his seat, and Dao’s head strikes an armrest before he is dragged down the aisle by his arms, seemingly unconscious.
United has said that the incident came after the flight to Louisville, Kentucky, was overbooked and airline officials asked for volunteers to get off the plane. When none of them did, the airline told four passengers who were selected at random that they had to get off the plane.
John Klaassen was on the flight, headed back to Louisville from a mission trip in Greece. He was sitting in the row in front of where the incident occurred. He says an United employee boarded the plane and told passengers they needed volunteers to make room for airline employees on standby.
“They said that they had four airline United personnel that needed to get to Louisville … She said that they were going to force people off the plane,” Klaassen said.
Three passengers selected to exit the plane, but the fourth refused. United called the airport police, who came aboard the plane and dragged him away.
“He said that he had patients that he needed to see in the morning, that he was a medical doctor and that he could not miss this flight,” Klaassen said. “The next thing you know, they are forcibly removing him from the plane.”
David Dao, passenger removed from United flight, now in spotlight
Dao, who went to medical school in Vietnam in the 1970s before moving to the U.S., has worked as a pulmonologist in Elizabethtown but was arrested in 2003 and eventually convicted of drug-related offenses after an undercover investigation, according to the documents filed with the state board of medical licensure.
The licensure board documents allege that he was involved in fraudulent prescriptions for controlled substances and was sexually involved with a patient who used to work for his practice and assisted police in building a case against him.
Dao was convicted of multiple felony counts of obtaining drugs by fraud and deceit in November 2004 and was placed on five years of supervised probation in January 2005, according to the documents. He surrendered his medical license the next month.
The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure permitted Dao to resume practicing medicine in 2015 under certain conditions.
Dao is permitted to practice medicine ONE DAY A WEEK.
We won’t even get into his career as a high stakes gambler.
Dao, his wife and two other passengers were asked to leave the aircraft because the flight was full and four crew members needed their seats so they could be in Louisville the next day for a “downline connection.” The airline had offered compensation worth up to $800 for passengers to give up their seats, but no one took the offer.