Remember when getting on a plane was EXCITING, not Miserable?
What Airline staff did to this senior citizen is absolutely unconscionable.
Here’s the security video. The incident happened around the 30-second mark. Look how callously the staffer responsible ignored him, and how it took a bystander to come to his help.
If you ever wondered what a scumbag looked like… watch the clip there’s a live one right there.
Now here’s the background:
The nearly three-minute video […] shows a United Airlines customer service representative pushing a 71-year-old man to the ground and knocking him unconscious after the elderly man asked a question about his boarding pass.
In fact, not a single United employee came to the man’s aide. It was only when another passenger, a nurse catching a flight, stopped to help the man that an employee finally called 911 for help.
The victim, grandfather and frequent flyer Ronald Tigner, is now suing the airline and the employee who shoved him – Alejandro Anastasia – for negligence. He is seeking more than $1million in damages.
It’s not every time that you are cheering for the plaintiff in these kind of suits. But in this instance? Oh, yeah.
According to audio obtained from the 911 call, when the operator asked what the emergency was, the employee said that ‘a 70-year-old male’ had ‘fallen down’.
‘Ok, is he awake?’ the operator asks.
‘I don’t know,’ the worker says.
‘Do you know the cause of the fall?’ the operator then asks.
‘No,’ the worker responds.
The airline knew better than to try to protect the guy.
But the damage is already done.
the airline said that Anastasia no longer works for the company and that they are trying to make things right with Tigner.
‘We are disturbed by the completely unacceptable behavior shown in a video of a customer and a former United employee at Bush Intercontinental Airport in 2015.
Is THIS how airlines really want to run their companies?