KAMLOOPS — We all know flying economy isn’t a bed of roses at the best of times. Seats designed for short, skinny people, cramming carry-ons into the overheads, some lout beside you snoring, babies wailing. The video screen on your seatback conks out. And the food, or lack of it. We’ve all been there.
Then there’s the worst of times. That’s when the airline overbooks and tells a passenger to get off the plane, and when he doesn’t, three burly airline guys come aboard and haul him away. That’s what happened on United Airlines recently.