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United misses deadline to answer senators on dragging

Bill Nelson, D-Fla., the committee's ranking Democrat, sent letters to the airline and Aviation Department on April 11 seeking detailed explanations of the incident. The injuries suffered are so out of proportion to the offense that I am stunned a rational person would defend the airline.

The airline also faces a Thursday deadline from the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee to answer detailed questions about the incident on United Flight 3411, which 69-year-old Dr. David Dao was dragged off by airport security officers.

Before Democrats get too excited, we'll next have to see how well United is polling in Ohio.

"It is well known that the Gulf carriers, including Emirates, lose money on most of their flights to the United States and are propped up by billions of dollars in government cash", she said in a statement. "Our team is moving with a sense of urgency to work with the authorities and conduct our own detailed review of what happened". However, in this instance, one of the customers asked to leave in an "involuntary de-boarding situation" refused to do so and insisted on foregoing compensation.

But he did take a jab at United Airlines, which is part of a campaign opposing more US routes for Gulf carriers, over its handling of a passenger hauled from an overbooked flight. The three officers have all been suspended.

In a new national poll geared at measuring Democratic enthusiasm for upcoming 2018 elections, Public Policy Polling has found a majority of respondents hold a higher opinion of United Airlines than they do President Trump. Those who were unaware of United's recent difficulties preferred a American Airlines Flight over a United trip by 51 percent to 49 percent. Crew members will now be allocated seats at least an hour before departure. Before the dispute began, management offered compensation to passengers willing to vacate their seats to make room for four airline employees who needed to travel to the flight's destination, but none of the passengers were willing to give up their seats.

Ashley is a communication major with a minor in psychology.



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