* United Airlines in hot water after numerous PR disasters
* New Chrome extension blocks United flights from appearing in search results
* “Drop United” was created to boycott United Airlines
It’s been a rough few weeks for United Airlines. First, the airline sparked a social media firestorm after video surfaced of a man forcibly being dragged off a flight because it was overbooked. Then came the bizarre reports of a scorpion climbing down an overhead bin and stinging a passenger.
And now, in between various internal memos and half-baked PR apologies, a new browser extension has surfaced that promises to remove the airline from your web browser entirely.
Passengers had been calling for a boycott of United, with the hashtag #BoycottUnitedAirlines still trending after more than a week. But there wasn’t a surefire way to implement anything, short of avoiding the United website or clicking off any sites that suggested their flights.
Enter the “Drop United” Chrome extension. It works by blocking United Airlines flights from showing up in search results. Every time you look for airfare on travel sites like Kayak, Expedia and Google Flights, all United flights will automatically be removed.
The extension, which you can download here, was created to boycott the airline and hold them accountable for their actions.
Here’s an excerpt from Drop United’s creator:
“Corporations can treat you like sh*t because you’ll eventually forget you were ever mad. Drop United is a Chrome extension that drags United Airlines off your flight search results. So the next time you search for a flight, United won’t have a seat in your options.
“Welcome to the United States of Humanity.”