United CEO Munoz will not chair board in 2018 following passenger furor

United Airlines says its CEO, Oscar Munoz, lost the opportunity to be promoted to the post of chairman after his handling of the forced removal of a doctor from a flight which was overbooked.

United also said Friday that Munoz received $18.7 million in compensation a year ago. The company said Friday in a regulatory filing that about $6.8 million of the total was related to a signing bonus that Munoz was promised in 2016.

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United Airlines and Chicago airport officials missed a deadline for answering questions from by key US senators about the dragging incident aboard a United Express plane.

United has been under fire since video went viral showing security personnel dragging battered and bloodied passenger David Dao off a flight from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky, to make room for an airline employee. "As a result, the Second Amendment also modifies the definition of "Good Reason" such that the appointment of a Chairman of the Board other than Mr. Munoz, Robert A. Milton or Henry L. Meyer III would not constitute "Good Reason".

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Also in the proxy, United outlined changes to its 2017 executive compensation program, tying it more closely to customer satisfaction.

United had previously expected to appoint Munoz to chairman of its board at the company's 2018 shareholders meeting. They are now the most frequent business travelers of any generation - millennials took 7.4 business trips past year, versus 6.4 for Generation Xers and 6.3 for baby boomers, according to an October 2016 report from travel and hospitality marketing firm MMGY Global. "Getting answers for the public about what happened and what can be done to prevent such an incident from happening again is a priority for the members of our committee". The carrier said on Saturday that it was investigating the incident. United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz initially released a statement condemning Dr. Dao and accused him of being bellicose, but later retracted his statement.

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Chicago aviation commissioner Ginger Evans requested until April 26 to provide information to the Senate. "Give it to us fresh, and we'll take every corrective action we need to take". Henry Meyer was named nonexecutive chairman at the time.

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