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United Airlines is Now Facing a Federal Investigation After That Video

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Things aren’t looking very good for United Airlines at the moment. The airline is dealing with a public relations nightmare, their stock is tanking, and to top it all off, they are under review by the Department of Transportation.

The DOT announced last night that they’d be looking into United over how they treated the passenger who was physically ejected from their overbooked plane this weekend. Their statement says that the department will particularly examine rules regarding overbooked flights, as well as the procedures for dealing with fliers who refuse to give up their seats.

Fox News noted that the United incident has prompted calls for a congressional investigation and a review of policy. This comes after the Chicago’s Department of Aviation confirmed that one of the officers involved in the confrontation has been suspended from his job and will be investigated.

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