David Heffernan, of Cozen O'Connor's Transportation & Trade Group, was quoted in a Cook County Record article, "Airlines don't need more laws regulating overbooking, aviation attorney says." In response to the incident surrounding the involuntary removal of David Dao from a United Airlines flight in Chicago, constituents are calling for lawmakers to ban airlines from bumping passengers when overbooked. David Heffernan argues, “we already have a system, a set of practices in the industry in place to deal with these situations, and in almost every case, that system works. If we have one really extreme situation occur, it shouldn’t prompt a questioning about whether overall the existing system works.”
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