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July 14, 2014

Monday Midday Must-Reads

-Frontier Airlines ramp workers voted to unionize and become members of the Transport Workers Union. According to the Denver Post, more than 60 percent of the 219 votes cast were in favor of representation. as ramp workers were concerned that the airline's new management team might decide to outsource their jobs.

-The New York Times looks at the lie-flat seats that airlines are adding to their cabins for transcontinental flights. The article quotes Airfarewatchdog.com founder George Hobica saying he has observed only a few fliers actually using the seats in their fully reclined position.

-With the 25th anniversary of the crash of United Airlines flight 232 in Sioux City, Iowa, the Des Moines Register recounts what happened on that flight when its tail engine exploded and shredded the aircraft's hydraulic lines. Of the 296 people onboard, 184 survived the crash landing at Sioux City's airport.

-Andrea Ahles


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