Throwback Thursday
A United Shuttle Boeing 737-500. (Photo: Konstantin von Wedelstaedt [GFDL 1.2 ( or GFDL 1.2 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Shuttle by United

The recession of the early 1990s brought about numerous problems for airlines in the United States. The financial struggles that plagued the country's airlines caused many to renegotiate contracts and cut costs to better compete with low-cost carriers. At United Airlines, the airline went into negotiations with its unions in order to reduce its cost and in 1993, an agreement was made in which employees would take reduced wages and benefits in exchange for a 55 percent ownership in the…