Jimmy Kimmel Slams United Airlines With Fake Ad (Watch)

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Jimmy Kimmel did not hold back Monday evening regarding the viral video depicting a United Airlines passenger being dragged off a flight after it was overbooked.

The late-night host began by asking his audience who flew from out of town to come see his show, eliciting an unsurprisingly loud uproar from the crowd.

“I’m glad none of you were yanked off the plane,” he continued as he transitioned into a breakdown of what exactly happened in the United Airlines incident. Kimmel explained that United employees chose four passengers to remove from the flight since it was overbooked, and the airline needed to give seats to its employees. One man refused to leave, saying he was a doctor and needed to get to the hospital to attend to his patients in the morning. He was forcibly dragged out of the plane.


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After showing the video his audience — which was recorded by multiple passengers via cell-phone cameras — a mix of shock and laughter emerged from the crowd.

“It’s interesting to see who laughs at that,” Kimmel responded. “That’s how my mother used to get me out of bed to go to school in the morning,” he added.

Kimmel later went on to show the audience the statement released by the CEO of United in response to the incident. “This is an upsetting event to all of us here at United,” the statement reads. “I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers.”

Kimmel chose to highlight the word “re-accommodate” in the statement. “Just like we re-accommodated El Chapo out of Mexico,” he joked.

On a more serious note, Kimmel commented on the irresponsibility of the airline overall, adding that the statement is “sanitized, say-nothing, take-no-responsibility, corporate-BS speak.”

To wrap up his number on the incident, Kimmel presented a mock safety video that he suggested United Airlines use.

“We’re United Airlines. You do what we say when we say, and there won’t be a problem, capiche?,” a smiling flight attendant says. “If we say you fly, you fly. If not, tough s—. Give us a problem and we’ll drag your a– off the plane, and if you resist, we’ll beat you so badly you’ll be using your own face as a flotation device.”

The flight attendant finishes her speech with her fists wielding brass knuckles, and the gag ad is equipped with a new slogan: “United: F— you.”

Watch the video below:

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  1. What other industry gives refunds of purchase to those who no-show their reservation? Even restricted fares have some refund possible.

  2. Ana Maria Detthow Pinheiro says:

    I think that the CEO of United should re-accomodate himself in hell! Some inferno skies!

  3. Lou Pasetes says:

    And this is just on top of the seemingly harmless check in baggage fee that should have been free in the first place. You are get fleeced then get mauled.

  4. OtherPatrick says:

    Hey Jimmy. Funny spot on United Airlines indeed…however, your lead up to the video & the brass knuckle chick was incorrect. I miraculously bought tickets to the St. Louis Cardinals game on the night Mark McGwyer hit #62 home run. And, my seats were in row M in left field not too far from the gangway where the homer run actually went. About 30 minutes BEFORE the game, a guy and 3 other came up and told me I was in HIS seats. Well, I blew him off and showed him my tickets. However, yes, he had tickets for the same seats. Well, we found an usher and all of us proceeded into an area where they could investigate. Guess what, we bought our tickets in March of 1998. He purchased his in January 1998….guess what…yep, we got bumped!!! BUMPED??? On the night of home run #62…. how rude!!! They moved us to the back row of the same section. And they did not give us a refund for cheaper seats or for double booking. The “supervisor” told us that double booking happen all the time and rarely do both party’s show up. He also said that they always make accommodations for the double booked seats. Well, that night, the only accommodations were NO upgrade. We were thankful to be there. It was quite a night!! But we got screwed by the St. Louis Cardinals ticket office … and we didn’t get even a free hot dog…much less a kiss!!! So goes life! LOL! You have a GREAT show btw! Patrick Austin, Alhambra, IL

  5. giganobi says:

    I saw the tape, they ought to have removed the blonde lady for putting her two cents in also.

  6. Harry Molina says:

    Tv Shows have to understand that sometimes things are not funny even if you use the pre-recorded laughs and clappings…

  7. Chris Darling says:

    Johnny Carson used to say their motto was “Hey… we got you there, didn’t we?”

    • Indeed Johnny Carson was actually funny. Jimmy Kimmel on the other hand…where is the sarcasm where is the wit ? Any 10 year old could have written this “parody”

    • gkn says:

      You can currently pay to avoid security checks and their long lines at the airport. The airlines make extra billions off that by making the lines much more horrible than they need to be), and everybody thinks it’s fine. Everybody needs to have their head examined. And those bandits need policing more than anybody.

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