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United Airlines is flying to Portland to fight to stop a fight over the cost of its flight to Orem, Utah, which was set to take off on Sunday.
The flight was originally scheduled to take place Monday, but United canceled it because the airline said the fight would not be an easy one to win, according to the airline.
United Airlines, based in Portland, is owned by United Continental Holdings, a unit of United Continental, Inc. The airline is offering to pay the price of the flight to pay for legal fees and damages to the protesters.
The protesters said they were not going to pay a penny for the flight, but instead wanted to pay what they said was the fair price.
United has not said what the fair-price will be.
“We don’t have a legal opinion, but the protesters are asking for $200,000,” United CEO Oscar Munoz said on a conference call with investors Wednesday.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is expected to review the case on Friday, according the Associated Press.
The protests began when United Airlines announced that a United flight from Dallas to Portland would cost $185.75.
The United flight landed in Portland on Saturday at 10:43 p.m.
It took off from Portland-Biddeford International Airport and arrived at Orem at 6:51 a.m., United said.
The protest is the second protest to hit the city since the inauguration of President Donald Trump, with a protest on Wednesday in front of the White House.
The city is in the middle of a winter storm, which is expected, according a forecast by meteorologist Bill Curry.
United Continental says the protest is about the fair value of the flights to Oresund and that the protesters did not agree to the fair prices.
“The protest will be conducted in a non-violent manner,” the airline wrote on its website.
“A representative of the protest will visit the United Airlines gate at Oresand International Airport for the purpose of reviewing the fair pricing.
The representative will present the full facts of the case to the company.”
The company is not the first airline to try to stop the flight.
The Seattle-based carrier United Airlines recently agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by protesters who claimed they were denied a fair price for their flights to Los Angeles because they were from Utah.