United Slashes Pilot Ranks, Blames Fuel Costs

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/91831941/91831909" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

United Airlines announced the layoff of nearly 1,000 pilots on Monday, blaming the increasingly high cost of fuel. The nation's second largest airliner has been out of bankruptcy for two years but continues to lose money.

Ammad Omar reports from Chicago Public Radio.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.