A United 777 on approach. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

United Airlines Pays $49 Million for Mail Fraud

Many of the airlines in the United States got their start decades ago hauling mail across the country. It was only much later when enterprising individuals realized they could add some seats onto their planes and bring people along as well. This led to the birth of passenger airlines in the United States. These days we primarily think of the major U.S. airlines as movers of people. But they are still movers of mail domestically and overseas as well, a…