Van Hollen backs bill in wake of United flap
Sen. Chris Van Hollen introduced the Customers Not Cargo Act in the wake of the viral video of a passenger being forcibly removed from a United Express flight.
The Maryland Democrat explained Thursday on CNN’s “New Day” that “If you have a situation like this in the future, the airline does not have the right to come up to a passenger and say to you, ‘Hey, you’ve gotta get off this airplane.’”
He said airlines should increase the amount of money they’re willing to offer to get volunteers to give up their seats.
“There will be a point that passengers do that on a voluntary basis,” Mr. Van Hollen said.