United CEO won't add chairman title in 2018 as was planned

United said Munoz earned $18.7 million in compensation a year ago as he collected a multimillion-dollar signing award, according to a separate filing by the Chicago-based carrier.

Chief Executive Officer of United Airlines Oscar Munoz introduces a new global business class dubbed United Polaris in New York June 2, 2016.

Future determinations related to the chairman position are left to the discretion of the board, the carrier said in a regulatory filing Friday.

Thomas Demetrio is attorney for David Dao, the passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight earlier in April, speaks at a press conference on April 13, 2017.

David Dao, a Kentucky doctor, was dragged from his seat after refusing to give it up when United staff told him he was being bumped from the sold-out flight to make room for staff members that needed to travel.

United chief executive Oscar Munoz.

Four senators, including committee Chairman John Thune, R-S.D., and Sen.

The lawyer representing the United Airlines passenger who was dragged off a flight in a viral video has taken up a new client against the airline industry.

Munoz was paid $18.7 million in 2016, more than three times the $5.8 million in 2015, the filing showed. "He's of the mindset this is an example and the American Airlines incident is example of why we need fairness, dignity and being treated right". United did not provide further comment.

Munoz's decision comes a day after United and the Chicago Department of Aviation missed a U.S. Senate deadline to respond to lawmakers about the events aboard flight 3411 on April 9.

"We are in the process of gathering the full set of facts about this incident and finalising a thorough review of our policy", he wrote.

The CEO's initial reaction had drawn worldwide scorn when he called the incident "upsetting" and apologised for having to "re-accommodate" passengers who were asked to leave the plane.

Demetrio said in the CNBC interview a settlement had not yet been discussed with United over the incident in which Dao lost two front teeth, broke his nose and suffered a concussion.

Milton replaced Meyer as nonexecutive chairman last April to resolve a shareholder dispute and proxy fight.

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