Larsen, DeFazio Request Any DOT Findings From Review of ‘Outrageous’ United Incident

Apr 11, 2017 Issues: Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02), the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Aviation, and Peter DeFazio (OR-04), the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today sent a letter to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Elaine Chao, requesting any findings from the agency’s review of the April 9th incident that occurred on United Airlines Flight 3411.

“If news reports are accurate, the treatment of this passenger by United Airlines is not only outrageous, but is unacceptable… We understand the Department of Transportation (DOT) is looking into the incident, and would like to know what DOT finds, including whether Federal law or regulations were violated during the April 9 incident aboard Flight 3411, as well as whether United Airlines’ contract of carriage or overbooking policy meets all applicable Federal standards,” wrote DeFazio and Larsen.

The letter was also sent to Oscar Munoz, Chief Executive Officer of United Airlines.

A copy of the letter is available HERE.