United slighted by Chicago’s mayor

With its labor problems and regular flight cancellations, United Airlines hasn’t exactly been the poster child for good PR in recent weeks.

With its labor problems and regular flight cancellations, United Airlines hasn’t exactly been the poster child for good PR in recent weeks.

With its labor problems and regular flight cancellations, United

Airlines hasn’t exactly been the poster child for good PR in recent

weeks.



But of all the barbs hurled at the company, few probably hurt more than

the one thrown by Chicago mayor Richard Daley.



When reporters asked Daley how he was getting to the Democratic

Convention, he responded, ’I have already switched to American.’ The

Chicago media promptly jumped all over the quip. Why? Not only is

Chicago’s O’Hare Airport United’s home base, but United had also been

designated the convention’s official airline.



Apparently Daley no longer trusts United and wants everyone to know

it.



In a town where Daley’s opinions still carry considerable weight, that’s

gotta hurt.



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