• CNBC Dec 5, 2019

    United CEO Oscar Munoz to Step Down, President Scott Kirby Will Take Over

    United Airlines announced Thursday that CEO Oscar Munoz will turn over day-to-day management of the airline next spring to President Scott Kirby, who will become company’s chief executive officer. The change happens in May, when Munoz becomes executive chairman, succeeding Jane Garvey, who is retiring from the board. The announcement ends speculation Kirby could be hired to replace Doug Parker...

  • CEO Jan 31, 2019

    This Is How Much It Costs to Air a Commercial During the 2019 Super Bowl

    On Sunday, huge brands like Budweiser and Pepsi will once again spend millions of dollars from their advertising budgets in the hopes of catching your attention during what should be the year’s most-watched television event: Super Bowl LIII.

  • CEO Jan 30, 2019

    United Makes In-Flight TV Free — Right Before the Super Bowl

    Football fans stuck on a plane during the Super Bowl will be in luck on some United Airlines flights. As part of a move to enhance the flying experience, the carrier is no longer charging passengers who want to watch DirecTV. That change takes place immediately, which will be welcome news for those in the air during the Super Bowl,...

  • Donald Trump Jun 21, 2018

    Airlines Ask Trump Not to Put Migrant Children on Flights

    American Airlines and United Airlines say they have asked the Trump administration not to put migrant children who have been separated from their parents on their flights. The CEOs of both airlines said that the administration’s recent immigration policy of separating migrant families conflicts with their values. “We have no desire to be associated with separating families, or worse, to...

  • CONGRESS May 9, 2017

    Buffett Faults United, But Sticks With Airlines Investments

    Warren Buffett said Monday that United Airlines bungled the case of the passenger dragged off a plane last month, and he criticized the CEO’s handling of the incident. Buffett also said airplanes “may become like cattle cars,” but that’s because a significant number of passengers will put up with crowding in exchange for cheaper fares. Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway Inc....

  • NBCUniversal Inc. May 2, 2017

    United CEO: ‘We Created a Situation At Our Own Doing'

    United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz testified before the House Transportation Committee on Tuesday to outline steps the airline was taking to improve customer service after widespread outrage followed footage of a United customer being violently ejected from a flight. Committee chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., threatened Congressional intervention if the issues are not resolved.

  • CONGRESS Apr 27, 2017

    United Bumps Seat Payout Limit to $10K After Dragged Passenger ‘System Failure'

    United Airlines says it will raise the limit — to $10,000 — on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights and will increase training for employees as it deals with fallout from the video of a passenger being violently dragged from his seat. United is also vowing to reduce, but not eliminate, overbooking — the selling of...

  • United States Apr 21, 2017

    United CEO Won't Add Chairman Title in 2018 as Was Planned

    United Airlines said CEO Oscar Munoz, who came under withering criticism for the airline’s handling of a passenger-dragging incident, will not automatically add the title of chairman in 2018 as planned. The company said Friday that Munoz proposed rewriting his employment contract to remove the expectation that he would become chairman at next year’s annual meeting of parent United Continental...

  • NBC Apr 18, 2017

    United CEO: Doctor Being Dragged Off Plane Was ‘Watershed Moment'

    United Airlines won’t forget Dr. David Dao. The company’s chief executive, Oscar Munoz, said Monday that Dao’s forced, bloodied — and viral — removal from a flight that he had paid for last week would serve as a “watershed moment” for the airline, NBC News reported. Read More

  • United States Apr 12, 2017

    United Shares Slide Amid PR Nightmare

    Shares in United Continental stock fell more than a percent Tuesday amid an uproar over a bloodied passenger seen on video being dragged off an at-capacity flight in Chicago....
    Earlier Tuesday, the shares were among the worst performers in the S&P 500....
    CNBC reported that stock had climbed Monday despite widespread outrage on the internet over the video, which prompted an apology...

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