United Tells Flight Crews To Not Duct Tape Passengers

swamt

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I guess United is trying to avoid the negative publicity surrounding the duct tape incidents from AA (2) and Frontier (1).
Asking the crews to use "other" methods of dealing with the unruly passengers.
Maybe United wants to keep with calling for security to come on board to handle it...


 
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I guess United is trying to avoid the negative publicity surrounding the duct tape incidents from AA (2) and Frontier (1).
Asking the crews to use "other" methods of dealing with the unruly passengers.
Maybe United wants to keep with calling for security to come on board to handle it...



If I were the PIC, of ANY UA flight, I'd make it crystal clear, that I'd land the A/C INSTANTLY, in a field so far out in the 'boonies', that it would take a WEEK to get home, AFTER the A-Hole gets out of the can !
 
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jimntx

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I think United's approach makes sense. Flight crew have minimal training in handling situations. While the DT method is effective it can also be fatal...(by obstructing airways.) United nor any of the other person's involved do NOT want that outcome. Bringing in experienced, trained people is the right way to go.
 

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