United Airlines CEO won't resign


Footage went viral that showed Dao arguing with officers before he was removed from the overbooked flight. He said Dao was not in the wrong. Dao and three others were chosen after no one volunteered to give up their seats in exchange for compensation.

United Airlines CEO, Oscar Munoz, apologized for the passenger who was dragged off an overbooked flight over the weekend during a sit-down interview with Good Morning America, which aired on Wednesday, April 12.

Passengers were offered at least $800 to leave the flight and make room for United employees who needed the spots.

Chief executive Oscar Munoz said: "The truly horrific event that occurred on this flight has elicited many responses from all of us: outrage, anger, disappointment".

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Dr Dao is heard to say he will "make a lawsuit against United Airlines" and adamantly refuses to vacate his seat.

Further, Munoz said United will not use law enforcement to remove on-board passengers in the future, as was the case on Sunday evening. "We can't do that". He also said he had no plans to resign.

David Dao, a Kentucky physician, told US TV station WLKY that "everything" was injured following Sunday's incident on board a United Airlines plane.

It was at least Munoz's fourth statement about the confrontation.

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Two officers tried to reason with the man before a third came aboard and pointed at the man "basically saying: "Sir, you have to get off the plane", said Tyler Bridges, a passenger whose wife, Audra Bridges, posted a video on Facebook.

Hours later on Monday, his tone turned defensive. 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.

He pledged a full review of the circumstances, and said: "No one should be mistreated this way", ABC News reported. And the Department of Transportation announced it's reviewing how the airline handled the incident. The four top-ranking members of the Senate Commerce Committee asked the airline and Chicago airport officials for more information about what happened.

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