We all know by now that the internet is having one hell of a time roasting United in the wake of a passenger on a full flight being beaten by police after refusing to give up his seat. But United, like many airlines, overbooks all the time, and this morning, those aboard oversold flights are tweeting their trepidation, mainly with humor, about what will happen. Some Twitter users are even saying that their anti-United tweets have been disappearing.
Just been told our United flight out of Denver is overbooked. They're asking for volunteers to postpone travel. Scared.— Aleem Maqbool (@AleemMaqbool) April 11, 2017
My wife just texted "I'm too young to die" after they announced her United flight is overbooked.— eric (@ericsshadow) April 11, 2017
"Just been told our United flight out of Denver is overbooked," Twitter user Aleem Maqbool tweeted. "They're asking for volunteers to postpone travel. Scared." A few minutes later, another user posted on behalf of his better half: "My wife just texted 'I'm too young to die' after they announced her United flight is overbooked." And that was followed by this tweet: "On an overbooked united flight…let's see how this goes." To be sure, there's no way to know if these people are just kidding around, or actually referring to overbooking situations. Still, it's not a good look for United. Wall Street is noticing the airline's PR disaster. Its stock is down 3.86% as of this writing.