You Can Now Pocket $10k for Being Kicked Off a United Flight

The airline is in full damage control mode.

Just a day following the passing of Simon the Giant Rabbit (who was found dead after a trip from London to Chicago) and weeks after a passenger was forcibly removed from a flight, United Airlines has announced major changes to its policies. Most notably, the payout limit for passengers being bumped from oversold flights will be raised from $1,350 to $10,000.

The airline will also increase training for employees, reduce overbooking, and will pay customers $1,500 if their bags are permanently lost—no questions asked.

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"I breached public trust with this event and how we responded," United CEO Oscar Munoz told The Associated Press. "People are upset, and I suspect that there are a lot of people potentially thinking of not flying us."

Ahem, no comment.

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