Release #04.UAL3
September 17, 2004

Statement by the United Chapter of the Air Line Pilots Association Regarding Today’s United Airlines Bankruptcy Court Hearing

"In Bankruptcy Court today, we supported a 30-day extension for the Company to propose a workable restructuring plan for United.  We expect the Company to take advantage of this grace period to address in a sincere and productive manner the serious issues confronting the pilots. 

"At the same time, it must be said that the United pilots are growing increasingly concerned that the Company's current management team may not be able to craft a bankruptcy exit that preserves a strong, profitable enterprise. We will need the answer to this question during the next several weeks or we will be compelled to explore other solutions." 


Dave Kelly   

Captain Herb Hunter   

Captain Steve Derebey