Toddler Loses Seat In Overbooked United Airlines Plane
Ringo | On 10, Jul 2017
The United Airlines is facing another controversy, this time, a toddler and his mother are the victims.
Shirley Yamauchi and her two-year-old son, Taizo, were on a trip from Hawaii to Boston with a layover in Houston. When they entered, she found out that the seat supposedly for her son, was given to another passenger.
Yamauchi was then forced to carry her son in the three-hour trip causing her lose sensation in her limbs.
The United required children ages two and above to purchase tickets. Passengers who are already seated are not supposed to give up their involuntarily.
In a statement sent to the media, the United Airlines said the ticket of the boy was not scanned properly. After, the seat was released to another customer.
Yamauchi refused to accept the explanation saying she saw that both of their tickets were scanned.
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The United Airlines has since apologized. It also refunded the ticket and offered her compensation.