United turns to NASCAR for efficiency lessons
Airline learns from pit crews how to get planes quickly back in the air
In the pits, it's a race against the clock. But these frenzied crew members aren't working the NASCAR circuit, they're in training for their real jobs as members of United Airlines' ground crews.
They're not docking Chevy Monte Carlos, but jetliners — unloading the luggage, servicing them, getting them ready for the next trip.
They've come to "Pit Crew U" in Mooresville, N.C., to sharpen their efficiency skills and make their airline more competitive.
More, plus a FREE VIDEO, at MSNBC
United Air Lines is a Member of Star Alliance - The Airline Network For Earth, and KrisFlyer - the Frequent Flyer Programme from Singapore Airlines Limited - A Great Way To Fly