United Airlines to refund fares to all Flight 3411 passengers
- Author: Zachary Reyes Apr 13, 2017,
Apr 13, 2017, 14:50
One officer was previously placed on leave on Tuesday. On Thursday, the city's aviation commissioner is expected to address a city council committee about the incident.
The letter, sent Tuesday, April 11, is signed by 21 Democratic senators, including Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, and says they are "deeply concerned" about the incident.
Video of the Kentucky doctor, David Dao, being dragged off a United plane at O'Hare is touches nerves. "I am not going", Dao said. Three people, including Dao, were eventually chosen at random to leave the plane.
► Verify: Can an airline kick you off a flight that's too full? Dao was bloodied and hospitalized.
NEW video recorded on board a United Airlines aircraft shows the moments that led to a passenger being violently dragged from the overbooked flight. Following a series of unsatisfactory apologies, United's stock dipped causing the company to lose nearly $1 billion as a result of public outrage over the brutal and inhumane treatment of Dao to make room for a United employee. The airline offered $800 for passengers to give up their seats, but none of them took the offer.
"Well, we will have to drag you", the officer says in the video.
"That is not who our family at United (Airlines) is", he said. Emirates has targeted the CEO, Oscar Munoz, directly by using a quote from last month against him -Munoz said that Persian Gulf-based airlines "aren't airlines" while criticizing the substantial subsidies they receive from their governments.
Chicago Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans will also speak. "This will never happen again", Munoz told ABC News' "Good Morning America" in an exclusive interview.
"I was hired to make United better and we've been doing that and that's what I'll continue to do", Mr Munoz said, when asked about calls for his resignation as the leader of the embattled airline. 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? "Our team is moving with a sense of urgency to work with the authorities and conduct our own detailed review of what happened", Munoz said in a statement.
"The truly horrific event that occurred on this flight has elicited many responses from all of us: outrage, anger, disappointment", Munoz said. Passengers said blood dripped from his mouth after he hit his head on an armrest. He was convicted more than a decade ago of felony charges involving his prescribing of drugs and spent years trying to regain his license.