United Airlines – Overbooked flight…

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  • capetonianm
    Participant

    “At US10,000 on offer this will spawn a whole new industry coupled with airlines dragging people ONTO aircraft”
    Isn’t that how Ryanair achieve such high load factors?


    LuganoPirate
    Participant

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard of anyone being dragged off a Swiss flight. Just saying!


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    First a doctor, then a honeymoon couple, now a 10-year old…. the overbooking story stretches into a second week.

    Air Canada apologises after ‘bumping’ boy, 10, from flight


    drflight
    Participant

    Evidently the Board of Directors are standing behind Mr Munoz so I don’t think his job is on the line at all now:

    “We are standing by Oscar and his team as they work to assure that something like this does not happen again,” Robert Milton, United’s chairman, wrote in an internal message to employees that was reviewed by CNNMoney.

    Above taken from here:

    http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/18/news/companies/united-oscar-munoz-employees/

    In all the coverage the media seem to be concentrating most on United whilst the City of Chicago, the employer of the three Aviation Support Officers, is getting a light ride media wise in my opinion. Any forum participants following this ongoing saga, and who watched any of the Chicago Aviation Committee Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner being grilled by the Aldermen video, may be interested in this document which shows the Chicago Police Department Use of Force Guidelines. I am assuming the three Aviation Support Officers were subject to the same guidelines:

    https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56996151cbced68b170389f4/t/569ad304e0327c41cd983519/1452987142164/Chicago+1.pdf


    MrsLuganoPirate
    Participant

    it seems it may have been cheaper for UA to buy the 4 crew each a Porsche to drive to their destination ….


    lesmclaren
    Participant

    MrsLuganoPirate. Good comment!! Of course the sensible option [ignoring the idiots who did not arrange their seats ahead of all this happening] would have been to charter a private flight. Am sure UA has executive” aircraft available! Would have most likely been more cost effective and certainly saved UA all the mess and cost its in now!
    Happy that the vast majority of my traveling is now within Europe!!


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    FaroFlyer
    Participant

    Tom,

    All part of America’s Anti Tourism policies.


    Ahmad
    Participant


    LuganoPirate
    Participant

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    Does this mean he’s fired?


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Oscar Munoz Won’t Get Planned Promotion to Chairman of United
    “In the proxy filing Friday, United Continental said Mr. Munoz had voluntarily agreed to drop a clause in his employment contract under which he would ascend to the role of company chairman next year.

    He also agreed to the elimination of another contract clause that would have allowed him to resign his post as chief executive if he was not also given the role of chairman, according to the filing.”


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Emirates boss on United: I would have quit over passenger ‘disgrace’

    “Let me say it was a disgrace. It shamed the airline industry as a whole,” Emirates Airline President Tim Clark told CNNMoney Emerging Markets Editor John Defterios.
    “We don’t go about our business in that way. It’s symptomatic of a corporate culture within that company from the board and chief executive downwards.”


    Ahmad
    Participant

    No LP, looking at the link Tom posted he will not be getting the promotion to Chairman but will continue as CEO. Looks like Reuters have also succumbed to the attractions of sensationalism by being ‘economic on the truth’.


    drflight
    Participant

    I think the journalist Adam Pasick summed it up rather neatly with the headline:

    “United CEO Oscar Munoz was re-accommodated from the chairman’s seat.”

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