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Old 11-29-2002, 10:28 PM   #1
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United Air Bankruptcy Could Come in Weeks

http://biz.yahoo.com/rb/021129/airlines_united_8.html

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CHICAGO (Reuters) - United Airlines is likely to file for bankruptcy within the next two weeks unless it can soon get a new wage-cut deal from reluctant mechanics and a crucial federal guarantee of a $1.8 billion loan, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Mechanics at United, the No. 2 U.S. airline, on Wednesday rejected $700 million in proposed pay cuts over 5-1/2 years. The rejection sharply increased the odds of bankruptcy as a $375 million debt payment comes due on Monday.

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The mechanics' rejection jeopardizes pay-cut agreements achieved by sister unions, including those for pilots and flight attendants. All the unions involved said the givebacks were contingent on every union taking part in the sacrifices.

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