Specifically, Blumenthal called on Chao to look into whether airlines are offering passengers the full amount of compensation for bumping allowed by law, airline overbooking and bumping practices, and whether airlines employees are being properly trained about passengers' rights.
Speaking via conference call on Tuesday, the United CEO said that the entire ordeal was a "learning opportunity" and "will ultimately prove to be a watershed moment for our company as we work harder than ever to put our customers at the center of everything we do", according to The Chicago Tribune. And iPhone users: Check out Patch's new app.
Dr Dao was likely to sue over the incident - which left him with a broken nose, a concussion, and two lost teeth - his lawyer said.
Although United Airlines employees involved in the incident won't be sent to the unemployment line, three Chicago Aviation Police officers have been placed on administrative leave while the city's Department of Aviation, which oversees the airport security force, reviews their roles in the situation. The airline previously announced it was undergoing a comprehensive review that would be completed by April 30.
United, which is undertaking an audit of its practices, already amended some policies, saying it will require employees to be booked at least 60 minutes prior to departure.
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Last week President Trump called out Canada, and said the NAFTA trade agreement was a "disaster" in need of reform. That $15 billion gap was down 14 percent from 2014, the trade office said.
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Harris (Calif.), Catherine Cortez Masto (Nev.), Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (Conn.). If he doesn't appoint a special counsel, Durbin said, responsibility will fall squarely on Rosenstein.
An engaged couple were removed from a United Airlines flight to Costa Rica on Saturday, as the airline remained under scrutiny following outrage caused by a video last week of a passenger being forcibly removed from a flight.
The maximum payout for passengers on the Delta Air Lines has increased to almost $10,000 if they voluntarily give up a seat on an overbooked flight, the company told AFP on Monday.
The airline suffered a public relations disaster after a video emerged a week ago showing security officers dragging a bloodied passenger off an overbooked United Express flight in Chicago.
After the market closed Monday, United reported a $96 million first-quarter profit, down 69 per cent from a year earlier largely because of higher costs for fuel, labor and maintenance.
'In the first quarter of 2017, our financial and operational performance gives us a lot of confidence about the foundation we are building.