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Mike Hhogan

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


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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
172,811 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
101,103 supporters
Petitioning American Airlines, Mike Hhogan, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Alaska Air Group, British Airways, US Airways Group

Ask Airlines to Ban Transport of Elephant Trophies

With the devastating reversal on the ban to import trophies of elephants, it is up to the airlines to come together and ban transport of any such trophies. Lest we forget, elephants remain threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). By lifting this ban, the already dwindling elephant population will experience catastrophic devastation. Please help save these majestic creatures.

Nic Pierce
22,096 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
13,413 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
11,437 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
101,103 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
2,833 supporters
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Petitioning United Airlines

United Airlines Discriminated Against Women

On Monday, September 26, United Airlines forced a female passenger to change seats because two Pakistani men said their "cultural beliefs" prevent them from sitting next to or communicating with females. United Airlines employees told passenger Mary Campos that the men were Pakistani monks who did not want to sit next to a woman and who refused to be served by female flight attendants. Campos wrote a letter to the CEO of United, saying, in part, "What if I were handicapped or transgender? What if your entire flight crew were female? Any belief that prevents individuals from interacting with females should not travel on commercial aircraft." She also stated, “I thought I lived in a culture where females were equal to men." United Airlines did not respond to her letter. Mary Campos says she does not intend to sue the airline, but demands two things from United: 1. United Airlines should apologize to every female who was on that plane.2. The airlines should change their policy. Sign this petition to demand United Airlines apologize and change their policy that currently puts the interests of discriminatory religious beliefs over the rights of women.

Secure America Now
1,643 supporters
Victory
Petitioning United Airlines

Refund the Airline ticket for Greg Boros

This was a 5th year anniversary trip to celebrate life. Friends and relatives along with monthly saving for 5 years paid for his ticket. United Airlines refused to insure him due to pre-existing condition---heart transplant. Now that Greg's doctors say he can not go, his wife, Elise is trying to get his ticket refunded and hopefully he will have good enough health sometime in the future to try again. Elise found out that you must be TERMINAL to get a refund and sometimes even that does not turn United's heart.

Rosemary Hagen
1,516 supporters