In case you haven’t been on Twitter today, we all hate United Airlines now. The current backlash against the company stems from a video that surfaced last night showing a paying passenger being literally bloodied and dragged off a plane because it was overbooked.
That’s, um, yikes.
You’d think the United Airline PR team would be scrambling right now to make this situation better, right? Nope! Instead, United’s CEO issued a half-hearted apology for having to “re-accommodate” a passenger, further exacerbating the problem.
@united LOL "re-accommodate" that's hilarious. There is no way that is not going to catch on as a new way to say "beat the shit out of."— Jessica Conifer (@ConiferJessica) April 10, 2017
cannot wait to use "i will re-accommodate your ass" in my next fight— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 10, 2017
United airlines is going to need a PR miracle— LOML (@LeahOliviaaa) April 10, 2017
...and that is exactly when the Ft. Myers Miracle stepped in!
The Twins High-A minor league affiliate announced today that they will be offering half-priced tickets to anyone who presents a United Airlines boarding pass during their upcoming April 17th to 20th home stand. Not many details were given about the stunt promotion, like if these boarding passes have to be recent, or what happens if a game is sold out (or in other words, “overbooked”).
In addition, the team offered a free suite to the man and his wife who were forced off the plane.
A PR miracle, indeed.