United CEO won't add chairman title in 2018 as was planned

Brittany BishopApr 23, 2017

Future determinations related to the chairmanship will be left to the discretion of the board, the carrier said in a regulatory filing Friday. He was set to become chairman next year.

The House Transportation Committee also plans to call witnesses from United to testify on the matter, according to Fortune.

United said Friday in a securities filing that management and the board "take recent events extremely seriously", and will link executive bonuses partly to "progress toward improvements in the customer experience".

A Mexican man was accused of trafficking his own child on a United Airlines flight, as told by his wife Maura Furfey to the Huffington Post.

In the past year, U.S. airlines have urged their government to act against Gulf carriers, which have expanded services to the United States and have been eating into market share.

It's been a nightmare April for United Airlines, what with seemingly the entire country and even China coming together to slam the company after a passenger was filmed being dragged off a plane, face bloodied, in order to make room for United staffers.

Dao's attorney said his 69-year-old client had incurred a significant concussion, broken his nose and lost two front teeth in the altercation with airport security, and said Dao would likely sue the airline. Thune and Nelson said in a joint statement, "We find any further delay in getting necessary answers unacceptable", USA Today reported.

Ginger Evans, commissioner of the Chicago aviation department, also said the investigation of the officers was continuing, with results expected by April 26.

United has been pummeled on social media - #BoycottUnited is a popular hashtag - and late-night television.

United Airlines passengers going through the online check-in process are reportedly being asked whether they would be willing to be bumped to another flight.

Munoz has said no employees will lose their jobs and that he will not quit.

Munoz took the top spot at United in 2015 during trying times for the company.

Munoz and other executives vowed to treat customers with dignity, and said that what happened to Dao will never happen again.

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