United Airlines says it will testify at House hearing

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United will testify at a House hearing.

The violent removal of a passenger on a United Airlines flight has prompted US Senator Richard Blumenthal to propose a new passengers Bill of Rights that would mandate compensation for travellers involuntarily "bumped" from their airline seats.

The panel's chairman, Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., and top Democrat, Rep. Peter DeFazio of OR, jointly announced their plan Wednesday.

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The company has faced a heated backlash from customers, policymakers and the media after video footage surfaced of one passenger, Mr David Dao, being dragged from a United Airlines flight that officials falsely believes was overbooked. A date for the hearing has not been disclosed.

Speaking to Wall Street analysts, Munoz acknowledged "lots of conjecture" regarding his own situation over the April 9 incident and declared that "the buck stops here", Bloomberg said. He initially defended the conduct of airline employees before apologizing multiple times.

Dao's lawyer said the senior citizen incurred a significant concussion, suffered a broken nose and lost two front teeth in the incident, and that he would likely sue the airline, which also drew scorn after banning two young women wearing yoga trousers from a flight. "We are making this a case-study on what not to do and then reinforcing what one might do in a similar instance, ' he said, adding that all airlines and their lawyers should be doing a 'post-mortem" of the incident. United also faces a Thursday deadline from the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee to answer detailed questions about the incident.

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Based on United's response, however, it will likely be sometime next month. Those on the House of Representatives committee were already pressing federal regulators for a thorough investigation last week.

Spokeswoman Maggie Schwerin said that the policy changes were being put into place to ensure incidents like what happened to Dao "never happen again", the Hill reports. It also said it would no longer call on law enforcement to remove passengers.

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