Man forcibly removed from oversold United flight

Bridges, of Louisville, told The (Louisville) Courier-Journal hat after the passengers had boarded the flight to Louisville, Kentucky, they were told that four volunteers were needed to give up their seats for stand-by United employees who needed to be in Louisville on Monday for a flight.

"Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville was overbooked".

Other passengers on Flight 3411 are heard saying, "Please, my God", "What are you doing?"

One couple was selected and left.

Several people traveling aboard a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday have shared disturbing video footage of a fellow passenger being pulled off the plane against his will.

The man said he needed to be in Louisville on Monday to meet with his patients.

Audra Bridges told the Louisville Courier-Journal that the flight was overbooked and passengers were offered $400 and a free hotel room in exchange for their seat.

When another passenger refused to give up his seat, saying he was a doctor and needed to get to work the following day, the airline called airport security to forcibly remove him-and it certainly used force.

Another video of the incident posted to Twitter shows the man's face looking bruised and bloodied as he is dragged along the aisle.

The offer was increased to $800, but no one volunteered. Police were called after one passenger refused to leave the plane.

It was another example of bad press and negative social media coverage for the airline, after an incident in late March when two teenage girls were denied boarding a flight in Denver because they wore leggings. And the reason? The flight was overbooked.

At this point, a man was forcibly removed by security in violent fashion.

He managed to get back on the plane and ran to the back where he seemed disoriented.

United Airlines issued a statement Sunday saying, "After our team looked for volunteers, one customer refused to leave the aircraft voluntarily, and law enforcement was asked to come to the gate".

When they bump passengers, airlines are required to give those passengers a written description of their compensation rights. We apologize for the overbook situation'.

Bridges' wife told him she saw the man taken away on a stretcher, he said.

Traveler reached out to the Transportation Security Administration for details on the passenger removed from the plane and for further details on the incident, but as of publish time, TSA had not responded to inquiries. Bridges said when the flight did depart a United employee apologized to passengers.