My instincts were with United this past week,
and it turns out I am far from alone.
I wrote of the consequences of unreasonably cheap air fare in 2010.
Flying costs a fraction now and overselling is part of the dangerously low prices we demand.
The airlines have lost money every year since 1981.
Hundreds of passengers on that United flight, dozens of other flights waiting and the passengers the next morning from Louisville were all depending on our cooperation for this democratic system to work.
A passenger refusing to deplane is in violation and no business should have to bribe a customer to follow federal regulation.
When it’s your turn to get off the plane, don’t be a dick.
Get off the plane.