United Continental Holdings Awaits FAA Joint Certificate
Seven months after merging, United Airlines and Continental Airlines (now known as United Continental Holdings Inc.) have started the process to look like a unit by meshing kiosks and signs Wednesday.
It all starts at Chicago O’Hare airport, the main hub.
The merged company has all ready repainted a third of its fleet, adding Continental’s logo on the tail with United’s name on the fuselage.
Loyalty members of their respective airline will be able to combine their frequent-flier points.
United Continental still needs to create a joint website, deal with crew dispatching as well as unionized work groups.
Though merged, the airlines will have to run separately until the Federal Aviation Administration provides them with a joint certificate. It’s expected at the end of the year.