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United Airlines Files for Bankruptcy Protection

United Airlines' bankruptcy filing is the largest in the history of U.S. aviation. Company officials begin the daunting task of trying to restore the airline to profitability. Meanwhile, regional airlines operate profitably. NPR's Cheryl Corley reports from Chicago, and hear from aviation consultant Douglas Abbey.

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Cheryl Corley is a Chicago-based NPR correspondent who works for the National Desk. She primarily covers criminal justice issues as well as breaking news in the Midwest and across the country.

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