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United Airlines chief Munoz to no longer take on chair role automatically

22 April 2017, 01:49 | Maryann Sutton

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The letter writer tries hard to defend the indefensible where a passenger was badly beaten and dragged off a United Airlines flight.

United serves about 20 percent of the total U.S.

Clark said he would have gone further had he been in charge.

Emirates said Wednesday it was cutting 25 of the 126 weekly flights it operates into the USA from Dubai starting next month. "Obviously our plans remain in place and we are as bullish and as confident about the USA markets as we have been".

Emirates will also reduce flights to Los Angeles, Seattle, Orlando, and Fort Lauderdale. Those bans have been contested in court. And there have been calls online to boycott United. "This includes examining how we move our crews, incentivize customer volunteers in these situations, handle oversold situations and work with airport authorities and local law enforcement moving forward", Munoz said in his letter, according to USA Today.

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United also said Friday that Munoz received $18.7 million in compensation past year.

In a new national poll geared at measuring Democratic enthusiasm for upcoming 2018 elections, Public Policy Polling has found a majority of respondents hold a higher opinion of United Airlines than they do President Trump. "You need really to stop treating them as cattle", he said.

Commenting on Emirates' decision, Jill Zuckman, a spokeswoman for the "Partnership for Open & Fair Skies" advocacy group representing American airlines - including American, Delta and United - said "market demand has never played a role when the Gulf carriers decide where to fly". "Having an independent Chairman of the Board is a means to ensure that Mr. Munoz is able to more exclusively focus on his role as Chief Executive Officer".

United Airlines may be behind one of the most shocking incidents of 2017 - as a bloodied passenger was dragged down an airplane's aisle - but Americans still prefer the carrier over President Donald Trump, a new poll shows.



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