United CEO Oscar Munoz is not getting his expected promotion to chairman of the company board that runs the airline.
That company disclosed in Securities and Exchange Commission filings Friday that Munoz had agreed not to assume the role so he could "more exclusively focus on his role as chief executive officer."
The official announcement doesn't mention the United passenger forcibly removed from a flight, but the disastrous hit to the airline's public image probably played a big role.
The airline is still dealing with the fallout from the incident. It recently missed an unofficial deadline to provide Congress with more information about the forced removal.