Emirates boss on United: I would have quit over passenger 'disgrace'
On Thursday, Emirates Airline president Sir Tim Clark weighed in on the incident involving the violent removal of a passenger from a United flight.
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The passenger, David Dao, was dragged off the plane by Chicago Aviation police officers after refusing to give up his seat on the plane.
"Let me say it was a disgrace".
Robert Mann, an aviation consultant in Port Washington, New York, said business travel between the USA and the Middle East has clearly been hurt by the ban on gadgets, while the attempted visa bans have put a damper on leisure travel from the countries targeted. "The United disgraceful episode was a classic case of how corporate culture indicates that particular company has lost the plot with regard to what it should be doing". 79 percent of those who had heard about the latest developments related to United said that if they had a choice between a United flight and an American airlines one that were both the same cost, they would choose to fly with American.
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Clark said he would have gone further had he been in charge.
The airline issued a public apology shortly after the incident went viral on social media.
Munoz's early statements described the passenger as being re-accommodated and suggested he had been "disruptive and belligerent".
Emirates and the other Gulf carriers, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways, have been at odds with major American airlines for years.
Emirates will comply with all US security directives and is "not in a position to judge whether the United States are right or wrong", he said.
Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways in a statement published Wednesday by the official WAM news agency said demand for its 45 flights a week to the United States "remains strong".