The New United Airlines

By | October 3, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO - JANUARY 21:  A Continental Air...
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United and Continental are…on paper, no more. They are now wholly owned subsidiaries of United Continental Holdings Incorporated. It will take until 2012 for them to combine into one airline. Until then, they will run as separate companies, despite the fanfare. That means separate websites, check-in operations, etc. The synergy will not even start till spring.

As friend of the blog, Steven Frischling pointed out, only a lone Boeing 737 has been painted in the new hybrid Continental-United scheme.

The new United Airlines will operate 5,800 flights a day to 371 destinations with hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington. We’ll see what ends up on the chopping block and we eagerly await hearing more about their transition timetable.

The Continental Airlines category on this blog will now be forever immortalized, along with ATA, Midwest, Northwest, and Skybus, in the Defunct Airlines section of this site.