"We're probably in either a mild recession or moderate economy, we can see that. I think actually, in the U.S., we're in a business recession, and the consumer is just fine, the consumer is strong."

Scott Kirby, chief executive of United Airlines, offered his thoughts on the current state of the U.S. economy and the ongoing threat of a recession. Read the U.S. News & World Report article, “United Airlines CEO Says U.S. in a ‘Business Recession,’ but Consumers ‘Strong.’”