The United Airlines pilot who crashed a United Airlines plane into the back of the plane last month said in an interview with The Huffington Posts that he didn’t want passengers on his plane to be forced to pay the cost of the seats.
United Airlines flight 175 crashed in the Atlantic Ocean near Miami on July 5, killing all 156 people on board.
The plane’s captain, Fredric James, was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter and other charges.
James, who flew for United, said that he and his crew had flown for less than three hours and were not paying for a seat on his Boeing 767.
“We were just trying to go to a place where we could make money, and we couldn’t get a seat because there were no available seats,” James said.
He said that when he asked the crew to make the decision about a seat, the crew members said no.
He also said he asked about whether passengers should be able to pay their own way.
“You don’t pay the full fare.
You pay it on the day of the flight,” he said.
James said he would be willing to pay up to $100,000 for a replacement seat.
United Airlines said in a statement that the airline will offer to reimburse passengers up to 50 percent of the total cost of a seat purchased with their ticket.