United Being Dragged to US House Hearing on Bumpgate
This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.
The fallout continues for United in the wake of Flight 3411. While the airline won’t fire anyone for the incident, United is facing a potentially costly lawsuit from Dr. David Dao and is working on a full investigation on the incident. The report — and policy changes it may contain — is expected April 30.
But it’s not just the courts and the court of public opinion that United is still facing potential backlash from. United confirmed yesterday that it’s now being required to testify at an upcoming US House Transportation Committee hearing on commercial airline consumer issues.
A United spokesperson told Reuters that the airline looked “forward to meeting with the committee and sharing with them the comprehensive review and the customer-focused actions we will communicate next week.” Neither United or the spokesperson for the House committee have disclosed who has been called to testify in front of the committee or the date of the hearing.
This new House committee hearing is in addition to the outstanding inquiries from the US Senate Commerce Committee. United and the Chicago Department of Aviation — which employs the officers that physically dragged Dr. Dao off the plane — are both required to respond to a list of questions by today’s deadline.
Featured image courtesy of Chris Ryan of Getty Images.
Welcome to The Points Guy!
WELCOME OFFER: 80,000 Points
TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,650
CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 2X points on all travel and dining, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners
*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.
- Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,000 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. Plus earn up to $50 in statement credits towards grocery store purchases within your first year of account opening.
- Earn 2X points on dining including eligible delivery services, takeout and dining out and travel. Plus, earn 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
- Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 80,000 points are worth $1,000 toward travel.
- With Pay Yourself Back℠, your points are worth 25% more during the current offer when you redeem them for statement credits against existing purchases in select, rotating categories.
- Get unlimited deliveries with a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees on eligible orders over $12 for a minimum of one year with DashPass, DoorDash's subscription service. Activate by 12/31/21.
- Count on Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Lost Luggage Insurance and more.
- Get up to $60 back on an eligible Peloton Digital or All-Access Membership through 12/31/2021, and get full access to their workout library through the Peloton app, including cardio, running, strength, yoga, and more. Take classes using a phone, tablet, or TV. No fitness equipment is required.