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Man Tries To Get On Plane With Gigantic Boarding Pass (Video)

| by Michael Allen

An unidentified man recently brought a gigantic boarding pass to the London Stansted Airport in Essex, England (video below).

According to Mirror Online, the boarding pass was 16 times larger than the normal size.

The man told an airport employee that the giant document was his boarding pass, and she replied: "That is absolutely fantastic. Would you like to try and scan your boarding pass sir?"

The man's friends egged him on to try to scan the huge pass, but he wasn't able to.

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The airport employee placed the pass on the floor, asked the man for his passport and appeared to write on the giant document.

She then sent him on his way to his boarding gate, but there's no word if he actually made it onto the plane.

In more airlines news, Dr. David Dao, the passenger who was forcibly dragged out of a United Airlines flight on April 9, is now represented by lawyers who have asked an Illinois state court to force United and the City of Chicago to preserve video recordings (and any other evidence) of the incident on April 12, reports Reuters.

The City of Chicago is in charge of O'Hare International Airport, which is where the plane was reportedly sitting when the incident happened.

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United employees asked passengers to give up their seats for four employees who needed to be on the flight to Louisville, Kentucky. After none of the passengers volunteered, United chose four people at random and made them leave involuntarily.

When Dao refused to get off the plane, the airline called in airport police, who then physically forced him off the aircraft in a wild scene that was filmed by passengers and posted on social media sites.

Chicago's Aviation Department announced on April 12 that two officers who were part of removing Dao were placed on leave; a third officer was placed on leave on April 11.

New York lawyer Paul Callan predicted that the publicity over Dao's removal would likely lead to a fast financial settlement: "Because United has such a catastrophic PR problem, this case has a much greater value than such a case would normally have."

United CEO Oscar Munoz finally apologized to Dao on April 12 after placing the blame on Dao earlier in the week in an internal email.

Munoz told ABC News that United would no longer use the police to take passengers off planes because of overbooked flights.

"This can never, will never happen again," Munoz stated.

United announced on April 12 that it was going to compensate the passengers who were on the flight.

There are online petitions that call for Munoz's resignation, but he told ABC News that was not happening.

Sources: Mirror Online, Reuters / Photo credit: Mtcv/Wikimedia Commons

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