This policy came under fire nearly a week ago after a passenger was taken from his seat and dragged off a flight that was getting ready to leave Chicago O'Hare International Airport and travel to Louisville, Kentucky. Dao is Vietnamese American and he fled Vietnam after the fall of Saigon, his family said. United Airlines said the crew had selected four passengers to remove from the plane to make room for employees who needed to be in Louisville.
As a result, it had the lowest rate among the largest USA airlines of bumping people off flights against their will - something that is legal but alienates customers and requires the airline to pay compensation of up to $1,350 per person.
United is reportedly compensating every passenger on that flight the cost of their ticket.
"The world has changed since 9/11, and when you are in an airport, when you are in an airplane, when you are asked to do something you can not choose to say, 'You know what, I don't want to listen".
He was released on Wednesday night from a Chicago hospital, his lawyer said, adding that he planned to have reconstructive surgery. When no one took the offer, the amount was upped to $800.
The new policy says crews traveling on United aircraft must be booked at least 60 minutes before a flight's scheduled departure.
The physician assured the flight crew that the scorpion sting was not a life-threatening matter.
Munoz had said that Dao was acting disruptively and belligerently.
The United Airlines incident has sparked outrage about the practice of overbooking in the airline industry. It also said United pilots are "infuriated" by what happened and blamed the incident on the "grossly inappropriate" actions of the security officers. Like a police officer telling you to keep your hands in full view, or when and how to step from your auto, passengers of any form of travel - when told to leave or move - should comply, especially in today's highly charged environment of airport security.
Pepper said her father and mother had been traveling from California to Louisville, Kentucky, and had caught a connecting flight at O'Hare.
There is no federal limit as to how much carriers can offer volunteers who give up their seats.
No passengers on the plane have mentioned that Dao did anything but refuse to leave the plane when he was ordered to do so. Dr Dao could get millions in a payout, experts say. Dao doesn't remember exactly what occurred because of the concussion he suffered, Demetrio said.
That may come as a surprise to a flying public that witnessed the spectacle of a passenger being violently removed from a United flight in Chicago last Sunday. Ray Lopez, a member of the City Council's Aviation Committee.