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United Continental Merger

Flying The Unfriendly Skies

David Fagin | Posted 05.29.2012 | Travel
David Fagin

So, how come everyone you talk to now refers to it as "United F#&*n Airlines?" That's easy. Just pull back the first-class curtain and you will see the "friendly skies" aren't so friendly after all.

PHOTOS: A Look Back At Continental Airlines Over The Years

Posted 08.22.2012 | Travel

United Airlines will finally shutter Continental Saturday, two years after the merger that created the world's largest airline. As part of the me...

Continental To Vanish For Good

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2012 | Travel

* United and Continental set for single reservation system * Continental website disappears on Saturday By Kyle Peterson...

United Spends $500M To Improve Planes, Service

AP | Posted 10.21.2011 | Travel

CHICAGO -- United Airlines plans to invest more than $500 million to improve seating on its planes and to create the same look and feel across its fle...

United Grounds Planes, Delays Expected

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

United Continental Holdings Inc. said it voluntarily grounded 96 United Airlines aircraft temporarily Tuesday so that maintenance checks could be comp...

Midway Ranks Last In On-Time Departures... A Good Sign?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Midway Airport has ranked last in on-time departures in a survey of major airports -- and that might not be such a bad sign. Two new sets of numbers ...

WATCH: World's Newest Mega Airline Takes Flight

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The world's newest airline, United/Continental, took to the skies on Monday morning, flying from Chicago to Houston for its inaugural flight, accordin...

Feds Okay United-Continental Merger

AP | JOSHUA FREED and DAVID KOENIG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

MINNEAPOLIS — The Justice Department said Friday that it has no more antitrust concerns about the deal that would combine United and Continental int...

United & Continental Officially Form New Airline

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

United and Continental formally announced their merger today, and released an image of what a typical airplane in the new partnership would look like....

Continental-United Merger: The (Fewer) Ups and Downs

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bob Franken

About that proposed Continental-United Airlines merger. My latest struggles as a passenger on another airline, American, offer evidence that while t...

Then There Were Three

Dr. Philip Neches | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Philip Neches

Will the United Continental merger help the industry overcome a trail of losses dating back to the Reagan era? I doubt it. Why? Because airline deregulation was based on a flawed premise.

United-Continental Merger Will Create World's Largest Airline

AP | JOSHUA FREED and DAVID KOENIG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

United Airlines and Continental Airlines agreed to combine in a $3 billion stock swap to create the world's biggest airline, people with knowledge of ...

United, Continental Airlines Closing In On Merger

AP | DAVID KOENIG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DALLAS — United Airlines and Continental Airlines Inc. are moving closer to announcing as early as Monday that they will combine to form the wor...

Congress May Bring Back Airline Regulation

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Restoring financial regulation of the airline industry will be put before Congress if the Justice Department approves a proposed me...

Continental Abandons Merger Talks With United

New York Times | Andrew Ross Sorkin and Micheline Maynard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Continental Airlines said Sunday that it had abandoned merger talks with United Airlines and was planning to remain an independent carrier, a blow to ...