Lawyer: Doctor dragged from flight plans to file lawsuit

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

Listed as United Continental Holdings Inc., the company said that CEO Munoz was the one who amended the prior agreement and appointments of the chairman in the future would now be at the discretion of the board. Munoz initiated the amendment to the agreement, according to the filing.

Munoz is now a member of the board and was scheduled to take on the role of chairman at the company's 2018 annual stockholder meeting.

United also said Friday that Munoz received $18.7 million in compensation previous year.

Munoz offered a more honest apology that the company was wrong and said: "No one should ever be mistreated this way".

The plans for a "targeted compensation plan" tied directly to customer satisfaction scores are aimed at executives of the airline, according to a recent filing.

Munoz earned $18.7 million past year as he collected a multimillion-dollar signing award.

The incident aboard the American flight comes as United faces heightened scrutiny for an incident earlier this month when a passenger was forcibly dragged off a flight after he refused to give up his seat to an airline employee. "We find any further delay in getting necessary answers unacceptable".

The incident is under investigation by Congress and the Transportation Department.

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Munoz, a former railroad executive who took over United in 2015, had already been pressured by activist investors to improve the airline's performance, including in customer relations.

It is due to announce the results of that review by April 30.

"We understand the committee's strong interest in this incident and its oversight role", United spokeswoman Megan McCarthy wrote in an email Friday.

United did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The lawyer acting on behalf of a 69-year-old doctor who was dragged off a United Airlines flight said he is no longer interested in an apology from airline bosses but he is gearing up to sue.

Munoz went from first blaming Dr. Dao for the ordeal, telling staff he was investigating why he "defied" Chicago Aviation Security Officers, to apologizing unreservedly for it. "I told her there's nothing sacrosanct and nobody is sacrosanct".

"This terrible situation has provided a harsh learning experience from which we will take immediate, concrete action".

Munoz was hired at the top spot in 2015 after former chief, Jeff Smisek, was forced to resign due to a scandal involving the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey.

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