September 6, 2017 / 7:53 PM / in a year

United will not face fines after passenger dragging incident -- official

WASHINGTON, Sept 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Transportation Department told United Continental Holdings Inc it would not face fines after a 69-year-old passenger was dragged from a flight at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport after he refused to give up his seat to make room for a crew member, a official confirmed Wednesday.

The Transportation Department notified United in a May 12 letter of its decision, according to a letter made public on Wednesday by a passenger advocacy group, Flyers Rights. The Transportation Department said in its letter that it had found United did not comply with all aspects of the government’s rule on overselling seats. (Reporting by David Shepardson)

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