Massachusetts officials seek to ban city travel on United after dragging

Councilors said United "does not reflect Cambridge's values"

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Officials in Cambridge are trying to ban employees of the Massachusetts city from using public funds to fly on United Airlines after a passenger was dragged off a flight in Chicago.

The Boston Globe reports the Cambridge City Council passed a proposal on Monday asking the city manager to ban official city travel on the airline, so long as there are alternative options.

United came under fire when a video showed airport police drag a passenger off a plane earlier this month after he refused to give up his seat to make room for an airline employee on April 9. United CEO Oscar Munoz has since apologized.

Councilors said United “does not reflect Cambridge’s values.”

The airline no longer allows crew members to displace passengers who are already seated.

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Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com

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