United Airlines Fined $2.75M Over Delays, Treatment of Disabled

The company has received a large number of complaints

By Karl Utermohlen, InvestorPlace Writer


United Airlines (NYSE:UAL) has been fined $2.75 million over how it treats delays and disabled passengers.

United AirlinesThe airline received an unusually large number of complaints in comparison to other airlines regarding this matter. The U.S. Department of Transportation is investigating the matter.

“A review of these disability-related complaints revealed that United failed to provide passengers with disabilities prompt and adequate assistance with enplaning and deplaning aircraft,” the agency said.

These complaints included an incident in October when a passenger with cerebral palsy had to crawl out of a flight because the crew failed to provide him with a special wheelchair.

UAL stock is up 0.06% Friday.

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