A widow of a pilot who died on one of the jets that crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, is gaining congressional support in her campaign to add another barrier to airliner cockpits.
Pilots at United Airlines and Continental Airlines agreed to a two-month extension in talks to reach a contract with their newly merged carrier before seeking help from federal mediators.
United Continental Holdings Inc. reached an agreement with pilots on the main components of a new contract, moving the world’s largest airline closer to integrating its workforce after the 2010 merger.
United Continental Holdings Inc.’s Continental Airlines unit canceled six more flights today, on top of 24 yesterday, because of pilots who said they were too ill to work.
"United management seems to have forgotten about its commitment to safety and the importance of cockpit protections to the airline, the industry and the nation."
- Jay Pierce on Apr 29, 2013