United Airlines Provides Free Flights to Family of Aurora, Colorado Shooting Victim

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.travelerstoday.com/artic...o-shooting-victim-alex-sullivan-dark-knig.htm

    People and businesses all across the company are doing what they can to help out the victims and the families affected by the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado during the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises. United Airlines is offering free flights to Colorado to the family of one of the victims who was killed in the tragedy.

    United Airlines is covering all of the travel costs for the family of Alex Sullivan, one of the 12 victims of the Aurora, Colorado shooting. Many of Sullivan's family members live in Rochester, New York, so the airlines is helping them out by flying them to Colorado to attend the funeral services of their loved one.

     
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    Wow, UA is really looking for good PR. I mean it is a classy move, but how is this family different from the family of any other shooting victim?
     
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    It's a classy move, two thumbs up.

    Let's hope their flight doesn't get canceled, like so many other United flights lately. :p
     
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    Sadly people only respond to death enmasse. No one cares if you get shot, but you and 10 others everyone will care.
     
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    I agree. It's sad. The major killers in society come in ones and twos. Car accidents, indvidual gun crimes, and ect.
     
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    It isn't but maybe the others didn't mention why they were flying when they called an airline for bereavement or other emergency fares and this family was lucky to get a good UA agent. From the article:

    When relative Steve Schwab was making arrangements for the family to fly to Colorado, he told the ticket agent why they were flying out there and the airline said they would help them out. Each of the family members are getting free roundtrip tickets to Colorado and back home.

     
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    A big thumbs up to UA for doing this.
     
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    United extended this offer to other families of the Aurora shooting victims as well.

    A classy, compassionate gesture, not necessarily a PR move.
     

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