United Airlines has done it again. While they didn’t beat anyone senseless this time, they did treat another customer extremely poorly.
According to reports, United Airlines kicked a toddler out of a $969 seat because their rules claim that a toddler cannot have their own seat.
Forget paying for the seat, toddlers don’t count as humans in United Airlines eyes.
Instead, they gave the seat to one of their own employees that was flying on standby.
100 Percent Fed Up reports:
Shirley Yamauchi says she and her son Taizo had boarded their flight from Houston to Boston on June 29 — the final leg of an 18-hour flight from Hawaii — when a standy passenger approached and claimed Taizo was in his seat.
“I told him that I bought both of these tickets and he tells me that he got the ticket on standby. Then he proceeds to sit in the center,” Yamauchi told Hawaii News Now.
Yamuachi says she tried to inform a flight attendant about Taizo’s seat, but the woman claimed she couldn’t do anything about it, seeing as the flight was full.
“I started remembering all those incidents with United on the news. The violence. Teeth getting knocked out. I’m Asian. I’m scared and I felt uncomfortable. I didn’t want those things to happen to me,” she told Hawaii News Now.
I am sick and tired of seeing major airlines treat their passengers like cattle. This is beyond acceptable and it is about time we boycott United Airlines.