United Airlines' pilots blasted management's decision to ground 15-20 737-500s later this year to mitigate rising fuel costs and the impact of a slowing US economy (ATWOnline, March 19). The fleet reduction "signals once again that the current management team is incapable of leading this airline," the pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Assn., said in a statement. Added UA MEC Chairman Steve Wallach: "Cutting its fleet of airplanes does not address the larger cost problems that ...

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