United Airlines to refund all passengers on infamous flight

United Airlines to refund all passengers on infamous flight

Regarding blowback Munoz received for his initial muted response, which did not include an apology, he said a more forceful reaction was delayed because he was still gathering the facts. "As you are aware, every day passengers are "bumped off" flights under authority given to United Airlines under 14 CFR Part 250".

A United Airlines spokesperson told The Post the passengers "are receiving compensation for the cost of their tickets".

Early Wednesday, United CEO Oscar Munoz put a human face on the airline's apology over the incident, saying in an interview with Good Morning America that he felt "shame" when watching viral videos of Dao being dragged down the plane's aisle.

I always advise people, if you're flying anywhere - it doesn't have to be to Europe - fly on a European airline.

The department announced today that two more officers have been placed on leave. A spokesman for the city's Law Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday afternoon.

The department said it is continuing its investigation.

"To remove a booked, paid, seated passenger - we can't do that", he told ABC.

On Thursday, the city's aviation commissioner is expected to address a city council committee about the incident.

Pence warns North Korea of U.S. resolve shown in Syria, Afghan strikes
On Friday, North Korea said the unsafe security situation was due to the "Trump administration's reckless military provocation". The US has leaned on China - North Korea's main ally - to apply pressure on Pyongyang to curtail its nuclear ambitions.

Video of the incident has been shown around the world.

Munoz, a former railroad executive who took over the helm at United in 2015, had already been under pressure from activist investors to improve the airline's performance, including its customer relations.

After lawyering up with two of Chicago's top attorneys, Dao made another legal move on Wednesday demanding United preserve everything involving the flight. Those documents are often the first steps toward a lawsuit. This includes surveillance video, cockpit recording, the passenger list, crew list, and any relevant reports prepared by the airline.

United also took a hit on the stock market. He refused to leave. In his subsequent letter to United employees, he affirmed that the staff at O'Hare had "followed established procedures for dealing with situations like this" and stated that he "emphatically" stood behind them. No guns for aviation cops: Chicago alderman.

Aviation Expert Defends United: Passenger Didn't Have Right To Stay On Plane: VIDEO: The airline was in "an impossible spot" and handled the situation as best it could, a DePaul transportation professor says.

One of the biggest news stories of the week is the passenger on a United Airlines flight who was forcibly removed from the plane due to the airline overbooking and wanting to accommodate traveling crew members.

"No one should ever be mistreated this way", said Munoz, who also pledged to conduct a wide-ranging review of company policies. United was trying to make room for four employees of a partner airline, meaning four people had to get off. At one point, passengers said, Dao hit his head on an armrest.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday called the forced removal of the passenger "troubling".

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