A freshly-announced settlement between United Airlines and the man filmed being dragged off one of its flights means that world peace probably is possible.
By now you've seen the harrowing viral video shot on board an overcrowded plane bound for Louisville, Kentucky, in which Dr. David Dao was forcibly pulled out of his seat and off the aircraft by a local police officer in order to make space.
If you've been living under or a rock or have taken a zen-like vow to avoid all technology for the last few weeks, you can watch the video below - but be warned that it's quite disturbing:
The outrage sparked by the viral video resulted in United CEO Oscar Munoz promising that he'd personally make the situation right for Dr. Dao - and, sure enough, a settlement between the two parties has been reached.
Dr. Dao's lawyer Thomas Demetrio released a statement on Thursday (April 27) that his client had struck an agreement, and even singled out Oscar Munoz in a positive light.
"Mr. Munoz said he was going to do the right thing, and he has," he said. "In addition, United has taken full responsibility for what happened on Flight 3411, without attempting to blame others, including the City of Chicago. For this acceptance of corporate accountability, United is to be applauded."
United announced that it had reached an "amicable resolution of the unfortunate incident" in its own statement on Thursday, in addition to vowing to implement "improvements" to customer relations.
United CEO response to United Express Flight 3411. pic.twitter.com/rF5gNIvVd0- United (@united) April 10, 2017
In the initial aftermath of Dr. Dao's forcible removal from the flight, United promised that it would decrease its reliance on law enforcement officers in the future.
Still, the airline was hit with another round of bad news on Wednesday when one of the world's biggest bunnies died after one of its flights. No news yet on a settlement for that tragedy.
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