No one will be fired in United passenger dragging incident

Reuters

United Airlines will reportedly not fire any employees over the incident where Dr. David Dao was was dragged off of the plane after refusing to give up his seat to make room for United employees.

Munoz says he takes full responsibility "for making this right" after the "truly horrific" April 9 incident aboard a United Express plane in Chicago. He and other executives vowed to treat customers with dignity, and said that what happened to Dao will never happen again.

Many users of Weibo, a platform similar to Twitter, called for a boycott of United.

Thomas Demetrio is attorney for David Dao, the passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight earlier in April, speaks at a press conference on April 13, 2017.

Last week's passenger-dragging incident on a United Airlines flight is about to be scrutinized by Congress. "I'm sure there was lots of conjecture about me personally", he said.

After Dao's bloodied visage went viral in videos posted by fellow fliers, Munoz apologized for having to "re-accommodate" customers and characterized the doc as "disruptive and belligerent".

The statement from a United spokeswoman said the airline offered the couple a discounted hotel rate for the night, and rebooked them on a Sunday morning flight.

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United's earnings for the first three months of the year bested analyst projections, earning 41 cents per share, excluding one-time items, versus an expected 38 cents.

He described the incident as a "system failure across various areas".

Munoz: There certainly has been some sentiment, and I did visit with the Chinese consulate here locally to discuss that with them. "There was never a consideration for firing an employee".

United is further reviewing its policies and training programs and will announce the results by April 30.

Morningstar said, "The flight 3411 incident, while undoubtedly a public relations disaster, will most likely not materially affect United's medium- to long-term financial and operational performance".

Analysts said United has about 20 percent of total US-China traffic and a partnership with China's third-largest airline, Air China. Dao emigrated to the United States from Vietnam.

Dr Dao accused officials of discriminating against him for being Chinese before he was hauled off the plane, according to a fellow passenger.

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