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United Slashes Pilot Ranks, Blames Fuel Costs

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United Slashes Pilot Ranks, Blames Fuel Costs

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United Slashes Pilot Ranks, Blames Fuel Costs

United Slashes Pilot Ranks, Blames Fuel Costs

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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.

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