Isaiah Briscoe was almost a part of the biggest news story in the world right now.
As he told it on KSR this morning, Briscoe was scheduled to be on United Flight 3411 from Chicago to Louisville — yeah, that one — but some confusion in the Newark airport left him behind.
Briscoe said he was told he was on standby for his flight from Newark to Chicago, so he sat at the terminal and watched his plane leave without him. Then another United employee told him he was actually supposed to be on the flight that had just left, but at that point it was too late. He was rescheduled on another flight to Chicago that couldn’t get him there in time to make his connection to United Flight 3411, the flight that was overbooked and violent.
So what would’ve happened to Briscoe if he had been on 3411?
Well, I guess there’s a decent chance he could’ve been one of the passengers pulled from the plane, but it wouldn’t have ended the way it did for the doctor from Elizabethtown. Briscoe wouldn’t say what he would’ve done, but he did say he wouldn’t be yanked from his seat like the poor man you’ve seen on the news. (And I think we know what that means.)