The major Middle Eastern airlines have a longstanding, bitter rivalry with USA carriers, who accuse them of having an unfair advantage in competition for worldwide passengers.
"Will there be a lawsuit?"
CHICAGO (AP) - A tense, three-hour hearing Thursday about what happened to a passenger dragged from his seat on a United flight exposed confusion even among Chicago city officials about the duties of the little-known police force at the center of the embarrassing episode - and warnings it likely will be overhauled. Four of their five children also are physicians, Demetrio said.
Chicago's law department spokesman Bill McCaffrey declined to comment in an email, citing the pending litigation.
"I sort of forgot who I was flying with until I looked a couple of days ago and I was like 'oh my gosh, I hope nothing insane happens, '" said Anna Beck, a United Airlines passenger.
Demetrio said Dao will "probably" sue over the incident and that the city of Chicago, which employs the guards, is also responsible.
United's CEO said he felt "ashamed" in an interview with Good Morning America.
United Airlines said medical personnel met the aircraft when it arrived in Calgary. While the facts and circumstances are still evolving, especially with respect to why this customer defied Chicago Aviation Security Officers the way he did, to give you a clearer picture of what transpired, I've included below a recap from the preliminary reports filed by our employees.
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Several aldermen voiced frustration that Chicago's airport security force was deployed to handle a United problem, making the city a possible litigation target.
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Munoz has sought in the last two days to make amends. After one of the chosen passengers, Dr. David Dao, refused to leave, United Airlines staff chose to remove him by force.
"Like you, I continue to be disturbed by what happened on this flight and I deeply apologize to the customer forcibly removed and to all the customers aboard", Munoz said.
In response, United Airlines released a statement reiterating apologies from earlier in the week.
Dao was offered $800 for his seat by United but did not want to take it, Demetrio said. The airline said it has reached out to the customer to apologize for the incident.
"This lawsuit, among other things, hopefully, will create a not just national discussion, but worldwide discussion, on how we're going to be treated going forward", Demetrio said.
Fuller said a United employee came aboard and said that four people would have to leave the plane. The passengers would be positively engaged from the start, and "that would go a long way to getting people to feel like now it's a competition or game", Zollman said. One of the gate or flight attendants should have been the adult in the cabin and figured all that out before the improper tool, (the officers) were called to remove a elderly man who just wanted to get home.