Christie Calls For Regulatory Changes Following United Airlines Uproar

Governor Chris Christie is calling on federal officials to suspend a regulation that allows airlines to overbook flights after a United passenger was dragged off a Chicago flight that had been overbooked. Christie made the request in a letter to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao.  He called overbooking "abusive" to passengers and that abolishing the regulation would fit in with President Trump's promise to reform government.  United Airlines operates over 70-percent of the flights at Newark Liberty International Airport, which is managed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  Christie called on federal officials to "stand up for our traveling Americans."