Go behind the scenes with United at Chicago O'Hare ... and other links from the week

A Chicago reporter has gone behind the scenes with United's top executive at Chicago O'Hare. Photo: N i c o l a/Flickr (Creative Commons)

A Chicago reporter has gone behind the scenes with United's top executive at Chicago O'Hare. Photo: N i c o l a/Flickr (Creative Commons)

Hello everyone, and happy Thursday. There have been a lot of good aviation stories this week, so I thought I'd call attention to some of them. 

What does it take to run United's operation at Chicago O'Hare? Crain's reporter Micah Maidenberg went behind the scenes with the airline's top executive at the airport. 

How come no one is out there trying to start a U.S. airline? Wouldn't now be a good time? Bloomberg's Justin Bachman provides some answers. 

Do air traffic controllers need to be at airports? Or can they work from remote facilities? Bloomberg

JetBlue is expanding its Mint business class-style service. Will it work? CrankyFlier analyzes. 

How do airlines decide when to kick someone off of a plane? L.A. Times. 

JetBlue is introducing 'nap pods' at New York JFK. Because why not. Fortune. 

Qantas will let new parents keep their elite status for up to 18 months, in the event they decided to fly less because they have a baby. Travel + Leisure. 

Delta suspends flying to Istanbul and Turkish Airlines stock tanks. Bloomberg. 

And finally, United has a new Olympics-themed safety video. What do you think?