President Donald Trump shakes hands with United Airlines President and CEO Oscar Munoz during a meeting with airline industry executives on February 9.
Although the lawyers have not yet filed a lawsuit, the legal activity likely suggests they are gearing up to take the airline and airport to court. "That's the law", he said.
New footage has emerged showing the lead-up to the removal of passenger David Dao from a United Airlines flight earlier this week. "That's it. Not a big deal".
After the incident, Dao remains hospitalized at a Chicago area medical facility, according to his lawyers.
He also lost two front teeth, has a broken nose and incurred injuries to his sinuses, and will be "undergoing reconstructive surgery in that regard", Demetrio said.
Alderman Mike Zalewski said he did not know who will represent the airline before the aviation committee, but Mr Munoz has been notified of the hearing scheduled for Thursday.
A man dragged off an "overbooked" United Airlines flight in an incident which shocked the world has launched legal action against the passenger carrier.
The daughter of a man who was forcibly removed from a United Express flight is expected to join her father's attorneys at a Chicago news conference.
NBC Chicago has reported that the passenger forcibly removed, Dr. David Dao, 69, of Elizabethtown, KY, agreed, along with his wife, to take the offer of $800 each from United for their seats and take a later flight.
Dr. Dao continued to say he would not leave the plane, even as an officer told him he could go to jail.
"Let them try to use force", he emphatically replied. Are we really going to start taking them off then? In video shot by Joya and Forest Cummings, who were sitting behind him, Dao repeatedly refuses to disembark, explaining he is a physician and must work in the morning. But I've also witnessed examples of poor customer service, although certainly none quite as horrifying as this latest incident. I'm a doctor. I've got to be there tomorrow, ' " Anspach recalled. Dao never raised his voice, the couple said. In the process, the passenger's mouth was hit and bled. In 2016, it bumped 3,765 passengers, or one in every 23,000. The New York Post adds that Dao allegedly had a history of angry outbursts as well as a gambling habit. "No, he can't be" blamed, Munoz said.
"They all have an incredible amount of common sense, and this issue could have been solved by that", he said. And, like millions of others, you've come up with a dozen different things United employees could have done to prevent this PR nightmare, or different messages Mr. Munoz could have delivered in the wake of this incident.
In a odd twist to an already freaky story, it turns out that abused United Airlines passenger Dr. David Dao may not be the man being smeared by recent news media stories which claim that he traded drugs for gay sex with a younger man, reports the Independent.
Chinese media also drew attention to an online petition entitled #ChineseLivesMatter calling for a boycott of United Airlines.
Munoz called the embarrassment a "system failure" and said United would reassess its procedures for seeking volunteers to give up their seats when a flight is full.
In addition, according to Philly.com, United "had no right to remove Dao".
The incident repulsed many United customers, some protesting by cutting up their United mileage cards. Shares in United Airlines slipped by 4% Tuesday, and the company's market value plummeted by $1 billion. The flight was at capacity - but not overbooked.
"We do not overbook as a practice; however, if we were to run into an overbooked situation due to unplanned schedule disruption, we would accommodate customers in order of check-in", said a Vistara spokesperson. For example, if you are bumped from the outbound leg of a return flight you can get a full refund, but if you are on the return leg you would only get a refund for that part of the journey.