IT ALL BECAME A BIT TOO MUCH FOR United Airlines to handle. On average, each passenger began checking 10% more baggage following last August's London terror scare and ensuing security rule changes related to carry-on items. The amount of checked luggage grew even larger during the holiday season. The higher volume put stress on UA's ground workers and handling systems. Then two winter storms poured more than 2 ft. of Christmas weekend snow on the carrier's Denver International ...

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