ving up your seat on United just got a lot less painful. The airline saying Thursday it will offer passengers who forfeit seats on overbooked flights up to $10,000. That may sound like a lot, but the carrier figures it will cost them a lot less than a repeat of this incident.
Shocking video of Dr David Dao being forcibly dragged from his seat to make room for United crew members. Doa's lawyers said that he incurred a concussion, broken nose and lost two front teeth. United settled with Dao for an undisclosed amount on Thursday. The new policy also comes after rival Delta outlined plans of it's own for cash compensation United's offer topping Delta's by 50 bucks.
>> No, I'm not going.>> Dao was yanked from a flight from Chicago to Louisville by authorities. United later saying it will not longer call law enforcement in such situations and that passengers who've already boarded will never be asked to deplane. United CEO Oscar Munoz who's been under fire for the debacle last week forfeited his role as company chairman which was planned for 2018.
Separately a three foot giant rabbit named Simon died on a United flight from London to Chicago this week. He was said to be fit as a fiddle and one of the world's largest according to his breeder, a former Playboy model. United said it is investigating the matter and is saddened by Simon's death.