Does United care about us as people or are we just a number? I shouldn't have to worry if I am going to be touched unwanted, cursed and pissed on!

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Why did they not remove him from the plane before takeoff?
That’s the big question- he should have been removed.

For a one hour flight, the fare was probably low. Go to United’s website and price the flight you took. The come up with a figure from there- I’d suggest 75% of the one way price.
 
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Seat 12D and 12 C on UA1611, based on seatguru, is a premium economy seat on a 737-700. So, compensation should be commensurate.

That said, sexual assault should not be acceptable. I wouldn't be asking for financial compensation. I'd be asking for assistance in filing charges, including whatever methods there are for providing the flight attendant/pilots as witnesses and, where possible, contacting passengers nearby who would also have witnessed the assault.
 
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Seat 12D and 12 C on UA1611, based on seatguru, is a premium economy seat on a 737-700. So, compensation should be commensurate.

The flight in question is UA 4834, aka the ORD-FNT segment, which is on a CRJ aka 2-2 seating. The passenger in question asked to switch from the window to the aisle seat, thus, the OP was trapped in the window seat during the duration of the flight.
 
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In order to have a positive outcome, this is a situation that must be rectified in real time. You might have luck getting some sort of compensation along with a canned response through the usual customer service channels but given the nature of this incident and your level of distress it's unlikely to provide any material satisfaction. (This is the sort of story a site like the Daily Mail loves to publish, especially if you have video.;))
 

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Seat 12D and 12 C on UA1611, based on seatguru, is a premium economy seat on a 737-700. So, compensation should be commensurate.

That said, sexual assault should not be acceptable. I wouldn't be asking for financial compensation. I'd be asking for assistance in filing charges, including whatever methods there are for providing the flight attendant/pilots as witnesses and, where possible, contacting passengers nearby who would also have witnessed the assault.
If the writer paid more for premium economy then those fees should be requested as well.

Unless the FAs reported this and have the other flyers name and are willing to give it to our writer, how is she supposed to file a sexual assault charge now?
 
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Seat 12D and 12 C on UA1611, based on seatguru, is a premium economy seat on a 737-700. So, compensation should be commensurate.

That said, sexual assault should not be acceptable. I wouldn't be asking for financial compensation. I'd be asking for assistance in filing charges, including whatever methods there are for providing the flight attendant/pilots as witnesses and, where possible, contacting passengers nearby who would also have witnessed the assault.
My issue is how do you go about that? I don't know where to start.
 
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If the writer paid more for premium economy then those fees should be requested as well.

Unless the FAs reported this and have the other flyers name and are willing to give it to our writer, how is she supposed to file a sexual assault charge now?
I am not sure I can file charges now.
 

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@Deepthinker10 Why wouldn't you be able to file charges? You should be able to go back out to EWR and find the Port Authority Police station. From what I can find, it appears to be in Terminal B. If you go in, give them your story and identifying information (ie what he looks like, flight / seat info), they should be able to file a "Joe Doe" report and if there's enough evidence, obtain a warrant for his name (if UA won't just give it to them).

Good Luck
 
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@Deepthinker10 Why wouldn't you be able to file charges? You should be able to go back out to EWR and find the Port Authority Police station. From what I can find, it appears to be in Terminal B. If you go in, give them your story and identifying information (ie what he looks like, flight / seat info), they should be able to file a "Joe Doe" report and if there's enough evidence, obtain a warrant for his name (if UA won't just give it to them).

Good Luck
I am not sure if I got to my airport where I landed.
 
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Seat 12D and 12 C on UA1611, based on seatguru, is a premium economy seat on a 737-700. So, compensation should be commensurate.

That said, sexual assault should not be acceptable. I wouldn't be asking for financial compensation. I'd be asking for assistance in filing charges, including whatever methods there are for providing the flight attendant/pilots as witnesses and, where possible, contacting passengers nearby who would also have witnessed the assault.
It sounds as this did not happen on UA 1611 but on UA 4834 which was Chicago to Flint and is operated by AIr Wisconsin and is on a regional jet. Seat row 12 is in the back of the plane as it is not that big.
 
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@Deepthinker10 Why wouldn't you be able to file charges? You should be able to go back out to EWR and find the Port Authority Police station. From what I can find, it appears to be in Terminal B. If you go in, give them your story and identifying information (ie what he looks like, flight / seat info), they should be able to file a "Joe Doe" report and if there's enough evidence, obtain a warrant for his name (if UA won't just give it to them).

Good Luck
Sounds like this was on the Chicago to Flint segment so NJ Port Authority police would not be involved — either Chicago or Flint
 
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That sounds terrible. Flying today is bad enough with all the cavity searches etc. You definitely don't want the guy next to you to start urinating all over you.
 

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We really neee correct information from our writer on what flight this happened on. If it was a regional flight is may have nothing to do with UA.

Op, please tell us the exact flight and airline this happened on.
 

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We really neee correct information from our writer on what flight this happened on. If it was a regional flight is may have nothing to do with UA.

Op, please tell us the exact flight and airline this happened on.
"I was coming home from EWR to FNT on the UA1611 and UA4834 flight from visiting my parents in NJ by myself. I got onto the flight in ORD after running "
 

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So this was on the flight from ORD to FNT?
I am getting confused with this:

“It sounds as this did not happen on UA 1611 but on UA 4834 which was Chicago to Flint and is operated by AIr Wisconsin and is on a regional jet. Seat row 12 is in the back of the plane as it is not that big.”
 
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