Here’s an evergreen statement: United Airlines, ya done goofed.
United is back with its latest facepalm-inducing incident, which involves taking a seat away from a child.
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On Wednesday, NBC News reported that Shirley Yamauchi, a Hawaii-based teacher, claimed she was forced to travel with her 25 pound toddler son on her lap for the duration of their three-and-a-half hour flight after United gave away his seat to a standby passenger.
In preparation for their trip from Hawaii to Boston, Yamauchi reportedly purchased a seat for herself and one for her 27-month-old son at around $1,000 each. However, after boarding the plane at their layover in Houston, Yamauchi claims she was approached by a United flight attendant checking to see if Yamauchi’s son was in his seat, which he was. …
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