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Attorney Guy Cook looks at a photo of Simon, a giant rabbit that died after flying from the United Kingdom to Chicago, during a news conference, Monday, May 8, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa. The owners of the rabbit want to know more about the animal's death and an explanation of why he was so quickly cremated. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
May 08, 2017 - 6:00 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — United Airlines hasn't explained why a giant rabbit died after being flown from London to Chicago or why it had the animal cremated within hours of his death, a lawyer for the rabbit's buyers said Monday, announcing possible legal action. Des Moines Attorney Guy Cook,...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 1, 2016, file photo, Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett watches Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, left, play bridge outside the Borsheims jewelry store, a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary, in Omaha, Neb. Buffett says United Airlines bungled the case of the passenger dragged off a plane in April 2017, and he is criticizing the CEO’s handling of the incident. Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is a major shareholder of United and other big U.S. airlines, said Monday, May 8, 2017, that the recent spotlight on poor customer service in the airline industry doesn’t change his investment strategy. (AP Photo/John Peterson, File)
May 08, 2017 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Warren Buffett said Monday that United Airlines bungled the case of the passenger dragged off a plane last month, and he is criticizing the CEO's handling of the incident. Buffett also said airplanes "may become like cattle cars," but that's because a significant number of...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, file photo, Delta Air Lines planes are parked at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, in Washington. A California family says they were forced off a Delta plane and threatened with jail after refusing to give up one of their children's seats on a crowded flight. A video of the April 23, 2017, incident was uploaded to Facebook on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, and adds to the list of recent encounters on airlines that went viral, including the dragging of a passenger off a United Express plane. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 05, 2017 - 4:32 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Delta Air Lines is offering refunds and compensation to a California family that says they were forced off a plane and threatened with jail after refusing to give up one of their seats on a crowded flight. A video of the April 23 incident was uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday and...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, file photo, Delta Air Lines planes are parked at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, in Washington. A California family says they were forced off a Delta plane and threatened with jail after refusing to give up one of their children's seats on a crowded flight. A video of the April 23, 2017, incident was uploaded to Facebook on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, and adds to the list of recent encounters on airlines that went viral, including the dragging of a passenger off a United Express plane. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
May 04, 2017 - 2:54 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A California family says they were forced off a Delta plane and threatened with jail after refusing to give up one of their children's seats on a crowded flight. A video of the April 23 incident was uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday and adds to the list of recent encounters on airlines...
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United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, left, accompanied by United Airlines President Scott Kirby, right, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, testifying before a House Transportation Committee oversight hearing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 04, 2017 - 1:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Air travel in the United States has become a combustible mix in which passengers aren't the only ones treated unfairly, senators were told Thursday. Travelers all too frequently take out their frustrations on airline employees, including flight attendants and gate agents, speakers...
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May 04, 2017 - 1:39 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A California family says they were forced off a Delta plane and threatened with jail after refusing to give up one of their children's seats on a crowded flight. A video of the April 23 incident was uploaded to Facebook Wednesday and adds to the list of recent encounters on airlines...
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This image released by Matt Ross Public Relations shows Denee Benton during a performance of "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," in New York. The musical that dramatizes a 70-page melodrama at the center of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace," earned a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (Chad Batka/Matt Ross Public Relations via AP)
May 02, 2017 - 3:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A year after falling head-over-heels for a musical about Alexander Hamilton, the Broadway community threw its arms wide open at the 2017 Tony Award nominations, handing out nods to 25 shows in a season notable for its breathtaking range. "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of...
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United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz, left, accompanied by United Airlines President Scott Kirby, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, to testify before a House Transportation Committee oversight hearing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
May 02, 2017 - 1:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday warned top airline executives to improve customer services or face congressional intervention after a passenger was dragged from a United Airlines flight in an incident the company's chief executive called a "mistake of epic...
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This image released by Matt Ross Public Relations shows Josh Groban during a performance of "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," in New York. The musical that dramatizes a 70-page melodrama at the center of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace," earned a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (Chad Batka/Matt Ross Public Relations via AP)
May 02, 2017 - 12:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," a musical that dramatizes a 70-page melodrama at the center of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace," earned a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, which also saw nods for Bette Midler, Kevin Kline, Josh Groban, Danny DeVito and Cate...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2016, file photo, United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz waits to be interviewed in New York. Munoz will be the star witness as Congress examines customer service by U.S. airlines and how air travel can be improved. The hearing by the House Transportation Committee comes amid worldwide outrage sparked when a passenger was dragged off a United flight after refusing to give up his seat to a crew member. The April 9 incident ignited a debate about poor service and a lack of customer-friendly policies on U.S. airlines. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 02, 2017 - 4:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz is likely to face pointed questions as Congress examines customer service by U.S. airlines and how air travel can be improved. The hearing by the House Transportation Committee comes amid worldwide outrage sparked when a passenger was dragged off a...
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