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United Airlines, What Were You Thinking?

Melissa Agnes

When a passenger was physically and brutally dragged from his seat aboard United Airlines’s flight 3411 earlier this week – and when the footage of this scene went viral around the globe – the airline’s crisis response was shameful on multiple levels. The post United Airlines, What Were You Thinking?

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American Airlines Soars Through A Potential Crisis

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At least one company learned something about PR and reputation from the United Airlines fiasco earlier this month. This time it was a scuffle between an American Airlines flight attendant and a passenger who had tried to put a stroller in the overhead compartment. This is how it’s done.

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TCIP #016 – Malaysia Airlines Crisis Management with Jonathan Hemus

Melissa Agnes

Malaysia Airlines has suffered through two devastating and traumatic crises this year. These are two major crises, ultimate nightmares for any airline, and Malaysia Airlines faced both within months from one another. How culture, both organizational and national, impacted Malaysia Airlines’s crisis communication.

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2017 Crisis Management That (Mostly) Worked

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Southwest Airlines’ soft landing. Everyone recalls the PR fiasco United Airlines experienced in April when footage of a dazed and bloodied passenger being dragged from his seat went viral. But consider how Southwest Airlines handled a tricky passenger situation in September. Well handled.

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United Flies Into Another PR Storm

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The video, which went viral by Monday morning after being posted on Facebook by another passenger, is plenty disturbing. As of midday Monday, the airline had issued the following statement. According to other passengers on the flight, the airline said it needed four seats to fly its own employees to Louisville.

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7 Ways To Crisis-Proof Your Brand

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As video of United Airlines passenger Dr. David Dao being violently dragged from his seat went viral, the media – and a global audience of prospective customers – were horrified. United will weather the latest tempest, in part because the traveling public have low expectations of the airline experience.

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Preparing for a Hard Landing: Today’s Crisis PR 101

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This week’s United Airlines incident has by far created the most inquiries from people asking me, “What would you recommend United do now?” The speed and “viralness” of this week’s news puts the importance of prompt communication at the forefront. Good grief! CRISIS IDENTIFICATION PROCESS.

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