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Published: Tue, April 18, 2017
Global Media | By Cecelia Webb

Man dragged off United flight reportedly prepares to sue

Man dragged off United flight reportedly prepares to sue

In the ABC interview, Munoz apologized profusely to Dao, his family, passengers and United customers.

Spokeswoman Megan McCarthy said Wednesday that the passengers can take the compensation in cash, travel credits or miles.

Citing the risk of "serious prejudice" to their client, Dr David Dao, the lawyers want United and the City of Chicago, which runs O'Hare International Airport, to preserve surveillance videos, cockpit voice recordings, passenger and crew lists, and other materials related to United Flight 3411.

The manner with which United Airlines responded to the incident has been widely ridiculed on social media.

Video recorded by fellow passengers showed Dao on his back as security officers dragged him from the cabin of the parked plane.

In the wake of outrage over the treatment of a passenger who was forcibly removed from an overbooked plane, the CEO of United Airlines has canceled a speech to the World Affairs Council at Jacksonville University scheduled on Thursday.

The statement noted that "it is legal for airlines to involuntarily bump passengers when there are not enough volunteers" and that "it is the airline's responsibility to determine its own fair boarding priorities". Additional information from a April 13 news conference revealed that his wife was not selected.

"What we saw the other night, unfortunately, is typical of the attitude of United Airlines", said Christie. Then, Munoz offered a tepid apology - introducing "re-accommodated to the vernacular - but followed that with an email supporting the United employees involved".

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Munoz said late Tuesday that United would conduct a "thorough review" of its procedures in order to prevent another similar incident.

"I won't go. I'm not going", says Dao, who seems to be simultaneously talking to someone on the phone.

"No one should ever be mistreated this way", said Munoz.

An attorney for the Dao family released a statement Tuesday saying Dao was being treated for injuries in a Chicago hospital, CNBC reported.

Much of the uproar stemmed from Dr Dao's status as a paying passenger who was being removed to make room for additional crew members on the overbooked flight.

Three Aviation Department police officers got on the plane.

After the video first emerged, he said the airline was reaching out to the man to "resolve this situation".

His ability to connect and share with employees his vision for the airline, and get them to rally behind it, is a key reason PRWeek named him 2017 Communicator of the Year. "This is wrong", "Look at what you did to him" and "Busted his lip".

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