U.S. House panel to hold hearing on consumer airline issues

U.S. House panel to hold hearing on consumer airline issues

United boss Oscar Munoz faced calls to quit after a video emerged of David Dao being wrenched from his seat to make room for crew members on the flight from Chicago on April 10.

CEO Oscar Munoz said yesterday that he takes full responsibility "for making this right", and he promised more details later this month after United finishes a review of its policies on overbooked flights.

Mr Munoz and other executives vowed to treat customers with dignity, and said that what happened to Dr Dao will never happen again. Dao's attorney said it was likely he would sue over the incident, in which Dao lost two front teeth, broke his nose and suffered a concussion. So it does seem clear that the title is created to capitalize on the recent United Airlines incident, bringing a more light-hearted take to what was otherwise, a very serious issue.

She declined to say who would testify for United.

In United's first-quarter earnings call this week, company executives again apologised to Dao and United customers.

"There was never a consideration for firing an employee or anyone around it", Munoz told Wall Street analysts on a Tuesday conference call.

Terry could stay in Premier League?
Still, life goes on and for Terry, that means a new team and perhaps a new league as he seems intent on playing for a bit longer. The news was expected, but it still hit hard and I'm guessing we won't be able to truly process its meaning for some time.

Airline President Scott Kirby told analysts and reporters that it is too early to tell whether the Dao incident has hurt bookings on the carrier.

United Airlines published first-quarter financial results on April 17, posting its first-quarter net income at 96 million dollars, diluted earnings per share at 0.31 dollars, pre-tax earnings at 145 million dollars and pre-tax margin at 1.7 percent.

Munoz said that the response to a letter that the CEO sent to a group of United's "most loyal customers" was positive.

United Airlines is set to testify at a U.S. House Transportation Committee after a video emerged of a passenger being violently dragged off an overbooked flight.

Because the incident aboard United Express Flight 3411 was a systemic problem, the company won't fire anyone in management - including Munoz - or its rank-and-file workers. Announcements, if they were made at all, would regularly give the wrong platform for a departing train so that passengers would scramble back and forth from one side of the station to the next in the hope of being at the right place at the right time.

Related News:

  • IPL: Mumbai Indians win toss, opt to field vs KKR

    IPL: Mumbai Indians win toss, opt to field vs KKR

    Ankit Rajput (3/37) was the pick of the bowlers while West Indian Sunil Narine (1/22) was the most economical for the visitors. If the dislocation is confirmed, it is the third time in around 18 months the Queenslander has dislocated the same shoulder.

    West Virginia governor signs medical marijuana bill

    Jim Justice was joined by legislators in his office at 3:30 p.m. today to sign Senate Bill 386 , the Medical Cannabis Act. Richard Ojeda (D-Logan) and substantially amended in the House before receiving final legislative approval on April 6 .
    Keep in touch with Analyst's Ratings: Coca-Cola European Partners Plc's (CCE)

    Keep in touch with Analyst's Ratings: Coca-Cola European Partners Plc's (CCE)

    Meeder Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Coca-Cola European Partners plc by 19.0% in the third quarter. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 10th will be given a dividend of 0.2261 per share on Monday, April 24th.
  • Orient players, staff still awaiting payment

    A Leyton Orient fan has taken it upon herself to launch a fundraising page for unpaid backroom staff at the east London club. The Professional Footballers' Association stepped in last Thursday to loan O's squad half of their wages for March.
    Juncker: Brexit talks will begin after 8 June election

    Juncker: Brexit talks will begin after 8 June election

    May has repeatedly said since becoming the Prime Minister in July that she would not hold an early general election. British Prime Minister Theresa May has secured a surprise election to take place in just seven weeks' time.
    In death, Hernandez's murder conviction likely to be tossed

    In death, Hernandez's murder conviction likely to be tossed

    While that won't change Hernandez's reputation, it could have a dramatic impact on the lives of the family members he left behind. Hernandez's death comes on the same day that the Patriots are visiting the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl LI victory.
  • FCC votes to allow some broadcasters to buy more TV stations

    FCC votes to allow some broadcasters to buy more TV stations

    So it's very possible that today's action will simply reinstate the UHF discount , without addressing the situation further. The UHF discount is a relic of analog broadcasting , when transmitting in the UHF band was less efficient than in VHF.
    Boxer Adrien Broner arrested on warrant in Cincinnati area

    Boxer Adrien Broner arrested on warrant in Cincinnati area

    Earlier this week, Showtime announced it was making plans to feature Broner in the main event of a card this summer. Boxer Adrien Broner was arrested early Thursday morning in Cincinnati on an open OVI warrant.
    UN strongly condemns North Korean missile launch after delay

    UN strongly condemns North Korean missile launch after delay

    Soon after Trump took office, he pulled the USA out of the TPP - which needed all the signatory nations to ratify the deal. President Donald Trump had a message Monday for the North's ruler: "'Gotta behave".
  • Colleges remain closed for third day in Kashmir

    There, in the southern Kashmiri town of Pulwama, over 50 students were injured as they fought with security forces in the streets. Reports said over three dozen students and two dozen security men were injured in Monday's clashes in the Valley.
    Fox News ends relationship with Bill O'Reilly, O'Reilly responds

    Fox News ends relationship with Bill O'Reilly, O'Reilly responds

    NPR reported that " Tucker Carlson Tonight" host Tucker Carlson will replace O'Reilly's 8 p.m. show slot. Fox owns 39 percent of European TV giant Sky, and has long wanted to take over the whole company.
    KeyCorp (KEY) Beats on Q1 Earnings & Revenue Estimates

    KeyCorp (KEY) Beats on Q1 Earnings & Revenue Estimates

    With a total market value of $0, KeyCorp has PE ratio of 22.68 with a one year low of $10.21 and a one year high of $19.53. Hartford Financial Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of KeyCorp by 0.7% in the third quarter.


Most liked

Horse race bet with William Hill
How to place a bet To place your wager/bet, all you need is to provide the appropriate information to the ticket writer. Simply you just have to pay £1horse bet and you can easily watch the live horse racing broadcast on your device.

Any further chemical attacks would damage US-Russia relationship, says US
Tillerson stopped short of accusing the Russians of complicity. He also ruled out having used chemicals against own people.

Arkansas officials ask courts to clear path for executions
The inmates claim in their request Wednesday that such a compressed schedule "is contrary to the evolving standards of decency". McKesson Corp. says the state obtained the drug under false pretenses and that it wants nothing to do with executions.

Vardy insists Leicester can be proud of Champions League run
Juventus could face either Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid or Monaco in the last four, with the ties to be decided in Nyon on Friday. They never let their heads drop. "We lived in fear all night". 13 - points total as they finished top of Group G.

Lavrov accuses USA of unlawful strikes as Tillerson looks to mend ties
But Mr Tillerson repeated the administration's new belief that "the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end". Secretary Tillerson: The final outcome does not provide for a role for Assad in the future governance of #Syria .

Supreme Court quashes complaint against former skipper MS Dhoni
A court in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh had issued a non-bailable warrant against him for allegedly hurting religious sentiments. Mahendra Singh Dhoni had filed the Special Leave Petition challenging the Karnataka High Court order.

EU Toughens Brexit Stance in Sign U.K. Vote Won't Alter Approach
Brexit negotiations will start as planned in June, after Britons vote in a snap general election, the European Union said on Wednesday.

BC illicit drug overdoses bump up to 120 in March
Centre for Disease Control to look at the history of those who have overdosed to learn how to better reach out in the future. The Coroners Service says men have accounted for more than 82 per cent of suspected illicit drug overdose deaths.

Watch NHL Game 4 Online, Team News
Just as important was the play of Joe Pavelski , Logan Couture , Joe Thornton, Brent Burns and Patrick Marleau, their big men. Zack Kassian is first @EdmontonOilers player to score a GWG in consecutive playoff games since Fernando Pisani (2006 F vs.

International Monetary Fund lifts forecast for Kosovo 2017 GDP growth to 3.5%
Growth in 2017 is projected to be 5.1 per cent in Indonesia, 4.5 per cent in Malaysia, and 6.8 per cent in the Philippines. Economic performance across emerging market and developing economies has remained mixed, it said.

BMW Helps National Parks Go Electric
This partnership supports the National Park Foundation's Centennial Campaign for America's National Parks . Members of the public-private partnership are identifying park locations for additional charging stations.

Alonso to skip Monaco to race Indy 500
Watching F1 racer Fernando Alonso pass on the Monaco Grand Prix to race in this year's Indianapolis 500 got Hamilton thinking in broader terms.

Mariners' Haniger ends Marlins' no-hitter in 9th
Suzuki won two batting titles in his 11 1/2 seasons with the Mariners and set the season record with 262 hits in a 2004. Chen had perhaps the best start of his career, working seven innings before being lifted with his pitch count at 100.

Tom Brady skipping WH visit, citing 'family matters'
The picture of the 2015 event includes members of the Patriots staff, who were not present in the 2017 picture shared by the NYT. One player made an impromptu appearance at a White House news conference before the official ceremony. "Today, we had 34".

President Trump welcomes New England Patriots
President Trump couldn't resist taking (another) shot at The New York Times over the great New England Patriots photograph flap. Asked in February about his teammates' decision to snub Trump's invitation, Brady said "everybody has their own choice".