Sport NASCAR driver defends common airline practice of overbooking despite United Airlines debacle

18:10  11 april  2017
18:10  11 april  2017 Source:   For The Win

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  United passenger who was dragged from plane says he's still in the hospital David Dao, a Kentucky physician who touched off a national debate over airline overbooking policies this week when he was dragged off a United Airlines flight, was still recovering in the hospital Tuesday after suffering injuries from the incident, according to a Kentucky television station that spoke to him.Dao told WLKY-TV that he was not doing well and that he was still in a hospital in Chicago. When asked what his injuries were, he said "everything," the station reported.On Sunday, Dao had boarded a United flight from Chicago to Louisville that the airline had overbooked.

The overwhelming reaction from many was to chastise airplanes for constantly overbooking flights. But NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski had a different opinion. Brad Keselowski, internet culture, NASCAR , United Airlines , Internet Culture, NASCAR , Racing.

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NASCAR driver defends common airline practice of overbooking despite United Airlines debacle © Getty Images NASCAR driver defends common airline practice of overbooking despite United Airlines debacle After the horrendous videos of a man being physically dragged off a United Airlines plane Sunday evening went viral, the company has been chastised on the internet for how poorly it handled and overbooking situation.

There are plenty of issues being debated as the story has made national headlines, but much of it is about how United addressed a problem of its own making because it - like every other airline does - overbooked a plane. The overwhelming reaction from many was to chastise airplanes for constantly overbooking flights.

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But NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski had a different opinion.

Although Keselowski did not say anything on Twitter about how the passenger was treated on the United plane, he addressed one Twitter user's suggestion of making overbooking illegal.

He tweeted: "Making over booking illegal would cost millions, maybe billions of dollars in cost/waste that makes its way to the consumer & environment."

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United Airlines is still in the hot seat following a controversial incident last week.Top lawmakers on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee announced Wednesday that they will schedule a hearing in the coming days in order  "to provide Members an opportunity to learn more about consumer issues related to the commercial airline industry.

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