United Airlines grapples with social-media disaster after photos from packed flight roar through the Internet.

  • The social media uproar was sparked by a photo posted on Twitter of a packed flight from Newark, New Jersey to California.
  • The photo was taken on Saturday by Ethan Weiss, a cardiologist and associate professor at the Cardiovascular Research Institute of the University of California in San Francisco.
  • Weiss was returning home with a group of 25 doctors and nurses who spent up to a month helping out coronavirus-strapped hospitals in the New York area.
  • United Airlines’ stock fell 4.6% to $24.24 amid a flurry of news stories about the packed flight.
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