Continental Airlines‘ (Houston) merger with United Airlines (Chicago) was billed as a “merger of equals.” In reality it was a takeover of United by Continental. Continental was the best and most well-run U.S. legacy carrier before the merger. The Continental name is gone but the brand continues with the “new United”. United’s CEO Glenn Tilton got his way – he found someone to take United off his hands. Today the new UA is plagued with problems. 1 and 1 does not always equal 2. The new United is not the old Continental with more aircraft and people. Efficiency and profitability have taken a hit.
Joe Brancatelli of Portfolio.com explores the headline question and other issues facing the new United in his “Worst. Airline. Ever. Again” article.
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