Well, it looks like the outrage factory that is the Internet might have actually ACCOMPLISHED something this time . . .
According to new stats from the Department of Transportation, the rate of passengers getting bumped off flights is now at its lowest rate in over 20 YEARS.
For the first few months of the year, that wasn’t true. The rate was 0.62 people for every 10,000 passengers.
Then the video of security dragging a guy off a United flight in Chicago hit the Internet in April, and the rate started to plummet.
Between April and June, it was 0.44 people for every 10,000 passengers. That’s roughly a 30% decrease, and it’s the lowest it’s been since 1995.
The number of bags that get mishandled by luggage handlers is also lower than this time last year. And according to a recent survey, overall satisfaction with the airlines is the highest it’s been in 13 years.
Now if we could just get footage of someone flipping out over those checked bag fees, we’d be all set. (Transportation.gov)