Continental may merge with United
In what is starting to look like a love triangle in the sky, Continental Airlines announced that it is in merger talks with United Airlines. It was just last week that reports surfaced of a possible United-US Airways partnership.
Bloomberg is reporting that the initial conversations between both sides have been kept confidential and that Continental became interested after hearing of the possible merger of United and US Airways.
If United and Continental were to merge, it would create the world's largest airline, knocking Delta from that top spot. Both airlines discussed combining companies two years ago, but Continental decided during those talks to stay independent.