Jeff Smisek has been replaced by Oscar Munoz, who seems like a genuinely nice guy who wants to improve things. Given that he’s just a bit over a month into his tenure, it’s tough to tell if he’s actually different, or if he’s just all talk, like the previous CEOs. I’m inclined to believe he’s the real deal, but maybe that just makes me gullible.
CNBC is reporting that United CEO Oscar Munoz has suffered a heart attack within the past 24 hours, and is in a Chicago-area hospital.
MORE: United CEO Oscar Munoz had heart attack in past 24 hours, currently in Chicago hospital – Dow Jones, citing source
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Hopefully everything is okay! I can’t even begin to imagine the stress involved in trying to turn United around.