United Changing Employee Seat Policy

(Chicago, IL)  —  United Airlines will now make sure their workers who need to fly are given seats at least an hour before takeoff.  The policy change comes after a week of damage control after a passenger, Dr. David Dao, was bloodied and physically dragged from his flight after refusing to give up his seat.  The Chicago-based airline wanted to make room for employees who needed to make the flight for work.  The incident went viral and led to several protests against the airlines.  Dao’s lawyer said the experience was “more horrifying and harrowing” than when Dao fled Vietnam after the fall of Saigon.