Congressman Rick Nolan

Representing the 8th District of Minnesota
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Nolan Questions United Airlines CEO During Hearing

May 3, 2017
Press Release

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today questioned a panel of United States airline industry executives, including United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, on the state of consumer protection practices within the airline industry.

Nolan focused on the practice of overbooking and the compensation provided to consumers who are delayed and inconvenienced.

Video of Nolan’s questioning is available here:

In April, Nolan called on leaders of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and Aviation Subcommittee to hold today’s hearing.

“The recent incident where a passenger was violently removed from an overbooked United Airlines flight against his will is merely one of many instances where an airline has shown disregard for the rights of their passengers,” Nolan said.