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More trouble for United: Customer sues for being shoved to the ground in 2015

United employee shoves elderly man United Airlines is back in the headlines for passenger abuse. This time, 73-year-old Robert Tigner is suing the company and two employees, claiming he was shoved to the ground by a United worker. The incident took place in July 2015 in front of a check-in counter at a Houston airport. According to a compliant, he suffered “severe injuries.” Tigner is demanding more than $ 1 million from United to help cover his medical expenses. The event was captured in security footage, which was published by ...

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United allegedly flew an unsafe plane 23 times

Dao’s lawyer: Airlines have ‘bullied us’ United is in hot water again, this time for an allegedly unsafe plane. The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday proposed a $ 435,000 fine against United Airlines(UAL) for purportedly operating an airplane “that was not in airworthy condition.” In June 2014, United mechanics replaced a fuel pump pressure switch on one of the carrier’s Boeing 747 jetliners. But the FAA claims that the airline did not complete a required inspection of the repair before the plane resumed flying. United flew the aircraft on 23 ...

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Passenger dragged off United Airlines plane wins settlement

The Kentucky doctor dragged off a United Airlines flight from Chicago earlier this month has received a financial settlement from the airline. Lawyers for Dr David Dao, 69, say a condition of the payout is that the “amount remain confidential”. United boss Oscar Munoz “said he was going to do the right thing and he has”, Dr Dao’s lawyers said. Dr Dao was violently removed by airline law enforcement officers after refusing to give up his seat to United staff. United Airlines incident: What went wrong? Video of the bleeding ...

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United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger who was dragged off plane

The entire United passenger fiasco United Airlines just reached a settlement with Dr. David Dao, the passenger who was violently dragged off a flight earlier this month in an incident that created a firestorm for the company. Dao’s lawyers announced the deal Thursday, but did not disclose the financial terms of the settlement. The announcement includes praise for United(UAL) CEO Oscar Munoz from Thomas Demetrio, one of his lawyers. “Mr. Munoz said he was going to do the right thing, and he has,” he said. “In addition, United has taken ...

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United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz won't be promoted to chairman

CEO speaks out on United flight incident United Airlines says its CEO, Oscar Munoz, will not take broader control of the company as previously planned. The airline’s parent company, United Continental Holdings(UAL), said in a public filing Friday that Munoz asked that his employment agreement be changed to remove terms that would have made him chairman of the board of directors. Munoz is currently a member of the board, and he was scheduled to take on the role of chairman at the company’s 2018 annual stockholder meeting. “The Board believes ...

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Next up for United: A big drop in profits

The entire United passenger fiasco As if the last week hasn’t been ugly enough for United Airlines, the company is preparing to report a big drop in profits on Monday. United Continental(UAL), the airline’s corporate parent, is due to report financial results for the first three months of the year after the market close. The company has already signaled that earnings will be sharply lower than a year ago. The reason? Sharp increases in United’s two biggest expenses. Fuel prices were up about 25% from a year ago, when oil ...

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Tax day; United Airlines earnings; Samsung Galaxy S8 released

The best tax advice for every stage of your career 1. Tax day is coming: Ready or not, Tuesday is your last chance to file 2016 tax returns with the IRS. April 18 is also the last day to request an extension. As of Thursday, the IRS said 40 million Americans had yet to file. The agency expects to issue an average refund of $ 2,851. The deadline comes on the heels of a nationwide protest Saturday demanding that President Trump release his tax returns. Trump has refused to publicize ...

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United Airlines issues a new policy requiring crews to be booked sooner

The entire United passenger fiasco United Airlines just made another policy change aimed at preventing a fiasco like the one it endured this week. The company said late Friday that it will now require commuting staff and crew members to check into flights 60 minutes prior to departure. The policy change comes in the wake of a highly publicized incident on April 9 in which a paying customer who had already boarded was violently dragged off the aircraft by law enforcement officers. United later said a seat was needed for ...

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United offers to compensate passengers on Flight 3411

The entire United passenger fiasco United Airlines is offering to reimburse passengers who were on last Sunday’s flight when a passenger was violently removed. Dr. David Dao, 69, was dragged off Flight 3411 by authorities in Chicago. United was left reeling by the now-infamous incident, widely seen after passengers shared videotapes. A United spokesperson says that “all customers” on the flight will get compensation for “the cost of their tickets.” A United(UAL) email provided to CNN by a passenger on the flight says customers are eligible for vouchers toward future ...

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