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United to compensate all customers on flight passenger was dragged off

The Hill logo The Hill 13/04/2017 Rebecca Savransky
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United Airlines is reportedly compensating all customers who were on the flight in which a passenger was forcibly removed from his seat.

All customers on the flight will be compensated for the cost of their tickets, CNBC reported Wednesday.

Video surfaced earlier this week of security personnel violently dragging a passenger in Chicago from his seat after the man refused to give up his spot to an airline staffer.

The video sparked national outrage and calls for congressional investigations.

The head of the airline said this week that the security officers were following "established procedures for dealing with situations like this."

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday called the forced removal of the passenger "troubling."

"I don't think anyone looks at that video and isn't disturbed that a man was treated that way," Spicer told reporters Tuesday.

Spicer declined to say whether the White House or federal authorities would get involved, saying he didn't want to "get ahead" of an investigation being conducted by the airline and local authorities.

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