Decision Maker

Mike Hhogan

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,341 flights a day to more than 360 airports across six continents.


Does Mike Hhogan have the power to decide or influence something you want to change? Start a petition to this decision maker.Start a petition
Petitioning United Airlines

Don't Force Travelers To Pay For Overhead Bins

United Airlines wants travelers to pay to use overhead bins. Sign this petition to tell them to stop nickel-and-diming their customers. According to ABC News, "United Airlines just announced a new ticket option called 'Basic Economy,' banning the use of overhead bins for luggage." Since when is it a luxury to travel with a change of clothes? What will parents of small children do, when a diaper bag alone is too big to fit under the seat in front of them? ABC also reports that "United expects the plan to raise $1 billion for the company by 2020." Last year, United brought in somewhere between $4.5 billion and $7.3 billion in profit. This company doesn't need the extra cash – but we, its customers, do. Other airlines will be watching to see if customers revolt against the overhead bin charge. If we let this one slide, you can bet that nearly every other airline on the market will start charging for overhead bin space. Please sign this petition to tell United Airlines to drop its plan to charge for overhead bin space. 

Charlotte Hill
172,755 supporters
Petitioning Mike Hhogan

We demand the resignation of United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz

Under Oscar Munoz's watch, United Airlines employees forcibly and violently removed a doctor from United flight UA3411. Despite the doctor's insistence that he needed to be at a hospital the next day to attend to patients, security officers forcibly pulled the doctor from his seat and to the floor of the cabin. His face was slammed against his arm rest, which broke off of the seat. He can be seen bleeding from his mouth as he is dragged down the aisle. After public shock and outrage, Munoz delivered a non-apology apology where he stated “I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers.” United claims that the doctor was chosen at random to be removed from the flight, which United overbooked. Had they not overbooked it, or had they offered higher rates for volunteers, or even had they avoided the brutal use of force, this incident could have been avoided entirely. In addition, Oscar Munoz's United Airlines defended a sexist decision two weeks ago in which employees forced two teenage girls off of a flight to Minneapolis for wearing leggings. The company claimed that the decision was made because the girls did not meet their dress code for pass riders, despite the fact that no issue was raised with the girls' dad, who was also a pass rider but wore shorts. This double standard cannot be tolerated. CEO Oscar Munoz's actions endanger the safety of passengers, and he must resign.

Eugene Belinski
101,065 supporters
Victory
Petitioning United Airlines

Stop using styrofoam coffee cups on flights

Paper coffee cups are used by millions of businesses (including the thousands of coffee shops in America), are biodegradable and compostable / recyclable. Styrofoam is harmlful for people and the environment. Other airlines use paper cups. Why won't United? Styrofoam lasts forever and doesn't break down. It's also lightweight and floats in water and is considered the main component of trash in the ocean. Also, the chemicals that make up styrofoam are incredibly harmful.  The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the US Department of Health and Human Services , added styrene -- the chemical used in the manufacture of Styrofoam cups and food containers -- to its list of substances "reasonably anticipated" to cause cancer. Styrene has also been linked to nerve damage and hormonal disruption. Paper doesn't have any of those negative effects. Tell United to switch to paper coffee cups!

Dominique Kalata
13,417 supporters
Petitioning Mike Hhogan

Request to United Airlines for free air travel for dogs rescued from meat trade in S.Korea

Room for a little one? Request to United Airlines for free air travel for dogs rescued from meat trade in South Korea!   To: Directors, Management, Staff; and Captains and Crew!  A little help can go a long way, and we are hoping to get a ‘flying start’ with a little help from your airline.  In the fight to end the dog and cat meat trades in South Korea, bit by bit the volunteers involved are managing to get many dog farms shut down.  Bit by bit they are saving these animals from the appalling lives and even more hideous deaths that they would otherwise be facing in the name of a ‘cheap’ meal: one with no animal welfare commitments or responsibilities attached to it.  https://youtu.be/2uNich4uYjM The steps taken to end this trade, and the rescues of these dogs is all being done by the inspiring success, hard work and determination of those caring volunteers in South Korea, who personally negotiate with the farm owners, and the authorities, and who personally rescue these animals in the face of unimaginably distressing scenes and physical danger. And, are they going to stop? No! But, United Airlines, here is where we need your help:  there is a limit to the number of homes that the volunteers can find in their shelters in South Korea, and they will soon need to arrange transportation out of that country, to others, where new homes can be found for these rescued animals.  Can you help them by providing free air space on any of your planes that fly out of South Korea?  Each place offered will be a life saved.  Additionally, your company’s willingness and help will be seen as a clear and important message, to those who are still trying to carry on with this unacceptable meat trade in South Korea, that more and more Korean nationals, and more and more people across the world, will not ‘look the other way’, but are willing to do right in this fight against animal cruelty. Can we tell the world that you will help with this ‘Flight for Compassion’! ------------------------------------------ For information about rescue mission of Nami Kim and her team visit: https://www.facebook.com/savekoreandogs/ http://namikim.org/

KOREANDOGS.ORG
10,657 supporters
Petitioning Mike Hhogan

We demand the resignation of United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz

Under Oscar Munoz's watch, United Airlines employees forcibly and violently removed a doctor from United flight UA3411. Despite the doctor's insistence that he needed to be at a hospital the next day to attend to patients, security officers forcibly pulled the doctor from his seat and to the floor of the cabin. His face was slammed against his arm rest, which broke off of the seat. He can be seen bleeding from his mouth as he is dragged down the aisle. After public shock and outrage, Munoz delivered a non-apology apology where he stated “I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers.” United claims that the doctor was chosen at random to be removed from the flight, which United overbooked. Had they not overbooked it, or had they offered higher rates for volunteers, or even had they avoided the brutal use of force, this incident could have been avoided entirely. In addition, Oscar Munoz's United Airlines defended a sexist decision two weeks ago in which employees forced two teenage girls off of a flight to Minneapolis for wearing leggings. The company claimed that the decision was made because the girls did not meet their dress code for pass riders, despite the fact that no issue was raised with the girls' dad, who was also a pass rider but wore shorts. This double standard cannot be tolerated. CEO Oscar Munoz's actions endanger the safety of passengers, and he must resign.  

Eugene Belinski
101,065 supporters
Petitioning Blane Workie

Make Air Travel Safer For People With Autism And Service Animals

Airlines are not required to honor special seating requests for autistic passengers. I think this is wrong. Many autistic passengers require special seating while flying that should be respected. Currently, airlines are “encouraged” to make the accommodations, but not required. Join me and tell the Department of Transportation that autistic people should be given special seating accommodations just like other disabled passengers. Tell them to amend the ACAA to require specific accommodations for autistic spectrum passengers. My name is Beth Joy. I have an autistic daughter. Last April, we took a trip from New York to Hawaii. Flying, for someone with sensory and auditory processing disorders, can be quite difficult. Her neurologist recommended she sit in the bulkhead and by the window. The seat placement would help ease her symptoms and allow for easier care during the flight. We got a doctor’s note requesting the appropriate seating arrangements and called 6 months ahead of time to make sure she would have the accommodations she needed to have a stress free flight. The airline honored our request on the way to Hawaii, but denied us on the way home. The problem is the Air Carrier Access Act, the law that requires air carriers to accommodate the needs of passengers with disabilities, doesn’t specifically require airlines to provide special accommodations for people with autism. While others with disabilities are guaranteed certain seating accommodations, airlines can use discretion when providing seating for the autistic passengers. This needs to be fixed. The ACAA needs to be amended to specifically require airlines to provide those with autism the same seating privileges as others with disabilities. The CDC found that one in 68 children lie somewhere within the autism spectrum. It is important to ensure that their flying experience provides for their medical needs. The Department of Transportation can ensure this by amending the ACAA to require airlines to afford autistic passengers special seating if requested.   Join me and ask the DOT to do the right thing and help make air travel as comfortable as possible for those on the autism spectrum. Tell them to amend the ACAA. AMEND THE ACAA FOR AUTISM: AIR TRAVEL FOR ALL EQUALLY We ask that you amend the Air Carrier Access Act to accommodate the developmentally disabled of whom have doctor prescribed seats. It must be a federal mandate just as you have for the physically disabled. We as parents are asking for not only the safety and well-being of our children but for the comfort of other passengers flying as we know our children's sensory issues best. It takes a simple presidential signature for all airlines to conform to the modernized policy. We are different, not less. We ask for equal treatment to fly like everyone else around the country. No more discrimination. Mahalo, Vivie, Vivie's Mommy & the entire spectrum community #1in68 Our full story:  https://www.facebook.com/Ausomerainbow UPDATE APRIL 2015:  Scroll down to number 84, that is our proposal: http://www.dot.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/docs/APRIL%202015%20Internet%20Report_0.docx Here is the DOT link to the proposed rule change. Ours is the last line in the paragraph. Again, please tell everyone to email their disability discrimination stories whether they be physical or developmental to them. Or just why you believe it is important. No more injustice. ‪#‎ausomerainbow‬ http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaViewRule?pubId=201410&RIN=2105-AE12  

Beth Joy
6,706 supporters
Petitioning Mike Hhogan

United Airlines: Stop Cyber Bullies: Sue Shannon Watts for Libel.

At 06:36 a.m. on Sunday, March 26th 2017, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America founder Shannon Marmion Watts (@shannonrwatts) unleashed a tirade on Twitter against United Airlines (@united), after observing a United Airlines gate agent enforce the company's dress code policy which applies to passengers traveling on discounted or no fares as part of an employee benefit program. Mrs. Watts jumped on the opportunity to maliciously attack the airline with intent to harm their revenues and reputation, by publicly spreading false, negative and damaging information about the airline to her over 34 thousand followers on Twitter. Amongst her outrageous claims, Mrs. Watts accuses the airline of Policing women's clothing Disadvantaging women and girls Being sexist Sexualizing teenage girls Being mysogenist Unduely burdening female customers Scrutinizing female bodies Having an outrageous lack of respect for customers Being nonsensical Mrs. Watts has made over 117 "tweets" to her 34k+ followers inciting continued negative and damaging publicity against United Airlines. After initially implying that it was regular, paying customers who were being challenged for their attire, Mrs. Watts was eventually informed by United Airlines that it was in fact "Pass Riders", people traveling for low or no cost under an employee benefit program. Airline employees and their guests are expected to represent the airline in a positive and professional manner as a condition of utilizing this benefit, and therefore must adhere to a dress code. In spite of being made aware of this fact, Mrs. Watts continued, and still yet continues, to wage a negative publicity campaign against the airline. She has even decided to promote responses from competing airlines to the controversy she's created, demonstrating her clear intent to harm the revenue and reputation of United Airlines. Taking her negative publicity campaign against the airline beyond Twitter, Mrs. Watts has been leveraging her online presence to attack the airline's reputation by publishing articles, such as: Leggings or Lives: What Drives the News Cycle? I’m the Woman Who Called Out United and I’m Sick of Sexism In these articles, Mrs. Watts acknowledges that the affected individuals were in violation of the employee benefits contract, yet continues to assert her baseless and damaging claims against the airline. In the United States, there is a legal term for when someone publishes a falsehood about another which causes damage to them or their reputation. It's called "Libel", a civil tort, and the laws against it are in place to prevent individuals and businesses from being harmed by others through the spreading of untrue information. Like most individuals and small business owners, I do not have the clout or capacity that a major airline has to combat malicious and libelous individuals who would seek to harm me, my reputation or my revenues. I am looking to United Airlines to show leadership on behalf of individuals and business owners across America. United Airlines' initial response was factual, civil and professional. However, in spite of being presented with the facts, Mrs. Watts has doubled down her effort to callously wage a relentless negative publicity campaign against United. United Airlines must assert the rights of all businesses to: Establish and enforce workplace policies which foster professionalism, safety and respect Be free from suffering damaging losses caused from false, libelous claims made by malicious individuals Demonstrate that there are consequences for people who use their public clout to spread false information and maliciously damage businesses  SUE SHANNON WATTS FOR LIBEL!

Sean Horan
2,703 supporters
Petitioning Delta Air Lines, Mike Hhogan

Retire the Boeing 747 with a Pan Am livery

Let's retire the 747 in the US sporting a Pan Am livery The year was 1965 and Joe Sutter was being transferred from Boeing 737's development team to manage the design studies for a new airliner, ordered by Pan Am's Juan Trippe and supported by Boeing's Bill Allen. An airliner that would revolutionize air travel and the industry itself, reinventing the way planes were manufactured until then. A jet that the world would come to know as Boeing 747. Pan Am was more than the launch customer of the 747, it was an airline so instrumental in the creation of this airplane that their input would borderline mark them as co-designer of the type. A feat unmatched by any single airline before or since. This year marks the end of the scheduled passenger service with any US airline of the Boeing 747. Our idea is simple: we would like to see "The Queen of the Skies" retire as it begun its service in 1970, emblazoned by the colors of the airline that saw it being born. Please sign this petition and help us ask Delta Airlines and United Airlines pay tribute to the Boeing 747 and to its creating airline by following the current industry practice of creating "retro jet liveries" to honor their past and their heritage and painting their last retiring 747-400 in the original Pan Am markings that the airplane sported in 1970 when it was delivered, and so bring the operational life of this wondrous airplane to a full circle. Our petition is aimed both towards United Airlines and Delta Airlines, mostly because they will be the last US airlines in retiring the type, But also because both airlines own a part of Pan Am (United owns Pan Am's Pacific and Latin America routes and Delta Pan Am's Atlantic routes) and they are the last U.S. airlines operating the type. Please sign the petition and share it with others and let's make this happen!   A little bit about me: My name is Alfonso Vazquez and I'm a 35 year old executive pilot, currently residing in Mexico. Ever since I was a child I've been fascinated by everything Pan Am and have many fond memories of the airline. Being a part of this project is a huge honor for me, and I hope as many other fellow Pan Am enthusiasts will join in so we can make this happen and pay tribute to both the 747 and this iconic and unforgettable airline.

Al Vazquez
2,124 supporters
Closed
Petitioning John Kerry (United States Secretary of State)

Remove Unaccompanied Minor Fees. Allow Exchange Students (age 15) to Fly as Adults.

The new $150 unaccompanied minor fee levied by United Airlines on J-1 exchange students (age 15), hinders participation by students who otherwise might afford the yearlong cultural exchange experience on the J-1 visa.  Simply put, it is a deal breaker for many of these students. CSIET and its J-1 program sponsors are writing on behalf of the nearly 25,000 J-1 students that come to US high schools every year to request that United Airlines waive the $150 unaccompanied minor fee ($300 round trip) and the unaccompanied minor procedures for these student ambassadors.  Whereas the policy prior to December of 2015 was to allow students over age 12 to travel unaccompanied, we request that the same courtesy be extended to J-1 high school exchange students upon presentation of their J-1 visa documentation.  This simple measure would allow thousands of J-1 high school exchange students the opportunity to engage with US host families, secondary schools and students for the purpose of cultural diplomacy, a program sponsored by the US Department of State. Note: CSIET requests that this waiver also be extended to US exchange students (age 15) travelling outbound on year-long/semester exchange programs. CSIET represents the high school youth exchange community, a community that brings roughly 25,000 students to the US on an annual basis through the J-1 youth exchange program operated by the US Dept. of State.  The goal of the J-1 high school program is long term (1 year/1 semester) cultural exchange. The high school students that arrive in the US on a J-1 visa are here to serve as cultural ambassadors to/for their countries.  They carry out a crucial mission on behalf of their own cultures, as well as the US Dept. of State, with regard to public diplomacy.  Without their participation in the US secondary school experience, our public diplomacy efforts are diminished and high school age students, as well as their families and schools, are less apt to experience other cultures and to learn the tools necessary to communicate with youth from other countries.  The program is the foundation of our future relations with other sovereign nations.  

Council on Standards for International Educational Travel
1,976 supporters
Closed
Petitioning United Airlines

Remove Teamcare and VEBA mandates ,United Airlines Aircraft Technicians

Current mediated negotiations for a amalgamated collective bargaining agreement for Aircraft Technicians and related class and crafts have resulted in a "Last, Best , and Final" offer by United Airlines. Utilizing federal mediations laws this action forces a vote on all technicians and covered crafts represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters at United Airlines. Article 16 . 1 Health and Welfare mandates covered employees to have Teamcare as their only option for health insurance and mandates that at the very least the employee "must maintain at a minimum Employee Only coverage" Article 16.13 A Establishment of VEBA Trust . This section establishes a employee benefits account that is NOT "voluntary" as the acronym suggest but is instead mandatory at a hourly base rate deduction not to be determined by Union Representation until 30 days after ratification. While we all strive to get the best possible collective bargaining agreement what is found in article 16 concerning TEAMCARE and VEBA is not in the best interest of the Employess covered under a Almagimated CBA. We the employees affected DEMAND that the negotiating committee and the company remove this language. Mandates concerning health care benefits and benefit spending accounts are not in our best interest and was not our intention when wanting to negotiate "Employer" provided health care benefits

United Airlines Technical Operations Technicians
1,826 supporters