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United investors asked no questions about passenger-dragging incident at annual meeting

United investors asked no questions about passenger-dragging incident at annual meeting

CHICAGO — United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz said Wednesday he wants the fallout from an incident where a passenger was dragged from a flight last month to be “a constant reminder of what we can do better on.”
Videos of the passenger, Dr. David Dao, being pulled from a plane at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport after refusing to give up his seat to make way for airline employees quickly went viral. Consumers were outraged at Dao’s treatment and United’s response, and legislators threatened new regulation.
But six weeks later, the airline’s shareholders appear to have put the incident in the rearview mirror.
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