#UnitedAirlines in the News Again!

UnitedI was wondering if things were still popping with United Airlines. Lo and behold! United Airlines is in the headlines again. This time, United comes-out smelling like roses. The culprit here is a man who took it upon himself to smear feces all over the bathrooms. This wasn’t just a domestic flight from Chicago to a nearby city. It was an International flight from Chicago to Hong Kong. Needless to say, it had to make an emergency landing in Alaska. There are clinical reasons for this behavior although it’s possibly intertwined with psychological issues. United Airlines took the higher road. After landing in Alaska, airport security escorted the man to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. The plane remained grounded for overnight maintenance. Let’s hope that’s code for ‘it’s being decommissioned. The passengers were put up in a hotel until they could continue their journey to Hong Kong the next day.  Rather than hypothesize what caused the man to behave in such a fashion, it’s most important that whatever provoked this event is discovered before something like this (or worse) happens again.

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