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"It stung me on the thumb, right next to my nail.' Mr Bell said the creature's surprise appearance caused 'excitement" among passengers and crew.

"I was holding it by the tail", Bell said, "and the guy next to me told me, 'That's a scorpion!' I didn't realize what it was because there are not that many of them running around Calgary". "Just because United is responsible doesn't mean the city of Chicago isn't responsible", said Demetrio.

United is reaching out to the customer, the company said.

The United Executive Council (MEC) says it intentionally withheld judgment as the story of United Express flight 3411, operated by USA regional affiliate Republic Airline, went viral this week because of the rapid pace at which information "both accurate and inaccurate, has been released and manipulated". United CEO Oscar Munoz's dispassionate statement and deeply misguided letter to United employees earned the public's ire before he finally apologized for how the situation went down. The practice received official approval back when the Civil Aeronautics Board regulated airlines. He added that Dao is likely to pursue legal action against the airline.

The union for the airline's pilots issued a statement Thursday seeking to distance them from the incident, pointing out that it happened on a United Express carrier that is "separately owned and operated by Republic Airline" and that United pilots weren't flying the jet. The airline has announced it will provide refunds to all passengers on the flight.

Mr Munoz has also promised to review the airline's policies, and guaranteed that United will no longer use police officers to remove bumped passengers.

"When passengers purchase an airline ticket, they expect and deserve that the airline will fulfill its part of the transaction".

On April 11, the Chicago Tribune published an op-ed letter in which a Louisville, Kentucky, high school teacher described the incident on Sunday that involved Dao being forcibly removed from an overbooked flight at O'Hare International Airport.

After the incident triggered worldwide outrage, United Chief Executive Oscar Munoz apologized to Dao, his family and its customers, saying the carrier would no longer use law enforcement officers to remove passengers from overbooked flights. Whether Dao's ethnic background had anything to do with the violence on the plane can probably not be proved, but would the same fate have befallen a passenger who was Caucasian? The physician refused to de-board the plane when he was randomly selected to get bumped.

One passenger didn't think being bumped was worth it.

  • Carolyn Briggs