The 69-year-old passenger who was dragged off a United Airlines flight bloodied and disheveled on April 9 has agreed to a settlement with the airline, according to his attorneys. Dr David Dao, whose experience became part of a viral video after passengers filmed him being dragged away by police officers, has reached “an amicable settlement,” attorneys Thomas Demetrio of Corboy & Demetrio and Stephen Golan of Golan Christie Taglia said in a statement. The terms of the settlement are to remain confidential, they said. “[United CEO Oscar] Munoz said he was going to do the right thing, and he has,” said Demetrio. Earlier Thursday, United announced “10 substantial changes to how it flies, serves and respects its customers,” saying the shifts come after scrutiny of its policies in the wake of the incident. These include offering up to $10,000 to passengers who volunteer to give up their seats when a plane is too full. Shares of United parent United Continental Holdings Inc.
were down 1.1% late Thursday and are down 3% in 2017, while the S&P 500
has gained 6%.