Chrome Extension Helps Fliers Boycott United Airlines

first_imgStay on target United Airlines remains the target of public ire after videos of a passenger being dragged off an airplane went viral this week.David Dao, a 69-year-old doctor from Kentucky, was forcibly removed from United Express Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville after four passengers were told they need to leave the flight to make room for United employees.The world’s third-largest airline, based in Chicago, issued a series of statements following the incident, and now faces legal actions and intense scorn—amplified in the age of social media, where smartphone-camera videos of a bloodied Dao were circulated on Monday.“This horrible situation has provided a harsh learning experience from which we will take immediate, concrete action,” United said in remarks released Thursday. “We have committed to our customers and our employees that we are going to fix what’s broken so this never happens again.”And while some folks wonder “what’s all the fuss about?”, at least one Web developer is mad as hell, and they’re not going to take this anymore. And you don’t have to, either.“Corporations can treat you like shit because you’ll eventually forget you were ever mad,” the anonymous creator of Chrome Extension, “Drop United,” wrote on the product page.Without extension (dropunited.com)With extension (dropunited.com)“Drop United … drags United Airlines off your flight search results,” according to the sparse site (which clearly chose its words carefully). “So the next time you search for a flight United won’t have a seat in your options.”Easy to install, the extension automatically hides United Airlines from flight search results in Google Search, Google Flights, Kayak, and Expedia. Simply click “Add to Chrome” in the Web store.“Welcome to the United States of Humanity,” the extension description said.To turn off the filter, or remove it completely (it’s possible you could have a change of heart), visit the Extensions tab in your Chrome settings, then uncheck the box next to “Enabled” or tap the trashcan icon. Forget Tabs, Mute Whole Sites With New Google Chrome UpdateAnother antivirus maker put Google Chrome users at risk last_img

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