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It is legal in the US for airlines to overbook flights to compensate for unfulfilled bookings. It added that it stands behind Chief Executive Oscar Munoz , who has been under fire in the wake of the incident. There is no federal limit as to how much carriers can offer volunteers who give up their seats. The three other passengers left the plane, but Dao would not.
  • United will no longer use police to remove passengers from flights

    United will no longer use police to remove passengers from flights

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    Finally, after Dao returned to his seat, four security guards ripped him from his seat and dragged him, unconscious, by his arms, off the plane. "It's never too late to do the right thing", Munoz said in a statement on Tuesday. If the passenger will arrive between one and two hours later than planned - or between one and four hours for an global flight - the airline must pay the passenger twice the amount of the one-way fare to his destination, up to $675.
  • North Korea say they will pursue nuclear weapons test despite Trump's warnings

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    There can be no winners in a war between the USA and North Korea over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons and missile programs, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, while pledging support for dialogue between the sides. North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un observes a target-striking contest by the Korean People's Army (KPA) in this undated photo, released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), April 13, 2017.
  • Lawyer: Dragged United Airlines passenger will need reconstructive surgery

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    As a result, it had the lowest rate among the largest USA airlines of bumping people off flights against their will - something that is legal but alienates customers and requires the airline to pay compensation of up to $1,350 per person. The three officers who removed Dao have been suspended from their jobs at the Chicago Aviation Department. That reaction was widely panned as exacerbating United's PR nightmare.
  • United Airlines CEO: 'This Will Never Happen Again'

    United Airlines CEO: 'This Will Never Happen Again'

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    The chief executive of United Airlines has issued another apology for an incident in which a passenger was injured when being forcibly removed from an overbooked flight, after initially defending the company. Munoz also said the company would reassess policies for seeking volunteers to give up their seats, for handling oversold flights and for partnering with airport authorities.
  • Negative rates vital to keeping growth going, says Draghi

    Negative rates vital to keeping growth going, says Draghi

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    The ECB president said that the current policy plans, which expect that interest rates will remain low for a prolonged period, are still appropriate to ensure that growth and inflation are strong enough to withstand the challenges when the stimulus does eventually come to an end.
  • McDavid, Kassian score short-handed, Oilers beat Sharks 2-0

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    The Oilers really gained energy after that one, pressuring the Sharks , hitting everything that moved and doing to the Sharks exactly what the Sharks did to them in Game 1. Letestu promptly passed it to a streaking Kassian, who barreled in alone and fired a wrist shot low past Jones' blocker. The Sharks are 2-6 in their last 8 road games, 5-1 in their last 6 Conference Quarterfinals games and 4-1 in their last 5 vs.
  • United Airlines will stop using police to remove passengers

    United Airlines will stop using police to remove passengers

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    What is United Airlines' standard operating procedure when deciding to forcibly remove passengers, including those resulting from involuntary denied boarding? 'Because United has such a catastrophic PR problem, this case has a much greater value than such a case would normally have, ' he said.
  • North Korean nuclear threat reached 'new level': Seoul

    North Korean nuclear threat reached 'new level': Seoul

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    It has carried out five nuclear tests -- two of them past year -- and multiple missile launches, one of which saw three rockets come down in waters provocatively close to Japan last month. While not publicly defining its plans, the White House has said that all options are on the table to prevent North Korea from acquiring the ability to strike the United States with a nuclear weapon.
  • Donald Trump signs bill repealing U.S. internet privacy rules

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    The rollback of the FCC's rules means that Internet Service Provider's (ISP's) like AT&T , Verizon, and Comcast , can now easily collect, track and sell your everyday internet history and usage to online marketers. Verizon chief privacy officer Karen Zacharia similarly declared, "Verizon does not sell the personal web browsing history of our customers". "There has been a lot of misleading talk about how the congressional action this week to overturn the regulatory overreach of the ...