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United's Uber deal raises concerns

Some airport officials say drivers of ride-sharing firm are not regulated

Catering to customers: United's Mr Foland says that with its Uber app, 'we want to provide functionality. Our customers want it. They told us they like it and they're using the product'. - PHOTO: REUTERS

[NEW YORK] United Airlines has been reprising its old advertising slogan about the "friendly skies". But some airports think the airline was a bit less than friendly when it formed a partnership with the ride-sharing company Uber without seeking airport input.

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