Here’s hoping the passengers who flew United 591 on December 14 are paying attention to the news.
That was the flight during which a passenger died after suffering a cardiac arrest. Well, it turns out the deceased was also reportedly COVID-19 positive — and experienced coronavirus symptoms prior to boarding.
TMZ wrote today that United apparently won’t proactively contact the flight’s passengers to alert them of the COVID positive passenger. Why? Well, the Thirty-Mile Zoners say United’s excuse is, “they’re not medical professionals so it’s not up to them.” (True, but they do have a medical director on staff…)
But the airline reportedly gave the flight’s manifest to the CDC — and United said it’s that agency’s job to get in touch with the flight’s passengers. TMZ said that the flight’s passengers it has spoken with have not yet been contacted by the CDC.
Now, I’m no lawyer. But from my perspective, it kind of seems like United is doing whatever it can to cover its rear-end. I can’t say I blame them in that regard — but it also seems like kind of a shady move. Perhaps readers who are attorneys and airline professionals can weigh in on this in the Comments section.
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