United CEO got $18.7 million in compensation

City International Airport

Munoz initially claimed that Dao was being "disruptive and belligerent", but later said he was ashamed of the incident and promised that "this will never happen again on a United flight".

PPP discovered Trump fares worse than United, with 52 percent of respondents considering him unfavorably and 43 percent favorably.

Clark said he would have gone further had he been in charge. The airline said the reduced demand stemmed from US President Donald Trump's efforts to restrict the movement of travellers hailing from a number of Muslim-majority countries in the region.

Like an earlier ban that also included Iraqi citizens, it has been blocked from taking effect by United States courts.

Emirates has announced it will reduce the number of flights on five U.S. routes - Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Seattle, Boston and Los Angeles - after witnessing a fall in demand among Middle Eastern travellers.

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In the past year, USA airlines have urged their government to act against Gulf carriers, which have expanded services to the United States and have been eating into market share. "So when it gets to this, suffice to say they are falls which cause us to make those kinds of changes".

United also said Friday that Munoz received $18.7 million in compensation a year ago. The Gulf carriers strongly dispute the allegations.

He finally went on ABC's "Good Morning America" with a more contrite message and promised a full review of United's policies regarding oversold flights.

With 51 percent saying they think Obama had a better handle on world affairs, compared to the 39 percent who said that of Trump. "Having an independent Chairman of the Board is a means to ensure that Mr. Munoz is able to more exclusively focus on his role as Chief Executive Officer".

The episode also drew condemnation from elected officials, many of whom have demanded answers from the airline, the Chicago Aviation Authority and the Department of Transportation. Del.

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