United Airlines Forcibly Removes Passenger From Flight: All the Memes You Need to See

Following the initial public outcry, a United spokesperson said about the video, "Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville was overbooked... After our team looked for volunteers, one customer refused to leave the aircraft voluntarily and law enforcement was asked to come to the gate. We apologize for the overbook situation. Further details on the removed customer should be directed to authorities." According to the Courier-Journal, the airline wanted the paying passengers to give up their seats for United employees who had to be in Louisville for a flight on Monday.