Published: Sun, April 16, 2017
Local | By Adrian Hale

United to Compensate All Passengers on Flight That Sparked Furor

United to Compensate All Passengers on Flight That Sparked Furor

By "these customers" did he mean the other passengers on the plane who were witnesses to the heinous act, passengers who are inconvenienced due to flights overbooking or the man who was forcibly removed?

The executive's initial response to the incident lacked an apology to Dao.

Lawyers for David Dao, the man who was violently dragged off a United Airlines flight Sunday due to "overbooking" by the airlines, filed an emergency court request last Wednesday for the airline to preserve evidence.

One officer, who was not identified, was placed on leave Monday, "pending a thorough review of the situation", Aviation Department spokeswoman Karen Pride wrote in an emailed statement.

Munoz vowed Tuesday to "fix what's broken so this never happens again". "It's what I felt", Munoz began when asked about his first impression of the viral video. Munoz said in a letter to employees that the airline offered $1,000. And the Department of Transportation announced it's reviewing how the airline handled the incident.

A Chicago alderman says representatives from United Airlines and the city Aviation Department have been summoned by his committee to answer questions about a passenger who was dragged off a jet at O'Hare Airport. "To remove a booked, paid, seated passenger - we can't do that".

"I don't think our law enforcement officials should be spending their time helping an airline enforce a dumb rule and enforce their business failure", Sheehy said, according to KGO-TV.

"You saw us at a bad moment", he said. He also talks about "a lawsuit against United Airlines".

Dao, 69, a resident of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, is a physician specializing in pulmonary conditions.

Like Dr. Dao, Fearns refused to get up.

On Tuesday, CEO Oscar Munoz referred to the incident as a "truly horrific event", saying, "No one should ever be mistreated this way". When staffers were unable to find enough volunteers, they picked four passengers at random.

Speaking of his employees, Munoz said: "They all have an incredible amount of common sense, and this issue could have been solved by that".

When Dao is informed that he will be dragged off the flight, he threatens to sue United Airlines.

Like this: