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If you take two sh***y airlines and turn them into one sh***y airline...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Armchair_QB, May 3, 2010.

  1. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

  2. ucacm

    ucacm Active Member

    Where in the article does it say Chicago will no longer be a hub?
  3. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I like Continental relative to other airlines.
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    It doesn't. I heard that in a radio report this morning. Houston & Newark would be the primary hubs.
  5. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    The city that will really lose out will be, naturally, Cleveland, where Continental has a hub. Or, had. It was so weak as a hub that Southwest gained entry with little difficulty a long while back.
  6. ucacm

    ucacm Active Member

    Also, I guess I'm a lucky traveler.

    I always hear about how terrible US based airlines are, but I can't think of any flying related horror stories that I could blame on the airline. I was in Las Vegas the day people tried to use hairspray to blow up planes in England. Everyone was delayed and it was a miserable experience at the airport, but there was nothing that could be done about it.

    I've never had a flight canceled, I've never had a major delay other than the aforementioned one, I've never had luggage lost, I've never encountered rude employees, and I can't think of any mechanical problems with a plane I've been on.

    My biggest travel related pet peeve are the goofy travel security rules, particularly the rules that are a direct fallout from the day I got delayed in Vegas. It's ridiculous that I can't carry on a 4 ounce bottle of face soap. However, I could carry on 10 3 ounce bottles of the same face soap as long as it fits in a quart sized bag. This is a particularly annoying problem for me, because I try to not check luggage if at all possible.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I hate United Airlines more than all other airlines combined.
  8. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    I liked Continental and hated United. I'm guessing United will make it one sucky airline.
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Houston will be their biggest cub, but Chicago will remain a hub.

    As a Continental alumnus, I'll be very interested to see how this plays out.

    The CEO will come from CO. It's yet to be seen who will make up the rest of the management team.

    And while they're taking the UA name, the logo, livery, and branding is basically CO's with the United's name substituted for Continental's.
  10. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    I fly Continental almost exclusively out of Newark and have jhad virtually no problems. United better not fuck up a good airline.
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    That's the fear of many of my friends who still work at CO.

    They worked hard to build up CO.

    If you remember, CO used to have a VERY bad reputation. The Lorenzo years, the disastrous integration of PeoplesExpress, the bankruptcies, the old and worn fleet, the terrible terminal at EWR, the surly employees. It deserved its bad reputation.

    The CO employees very much want to see their management in control of the new airline. They have confidence in them and want to make this work.

    They don't want to see all of their hard work go for naught by getting swallowed up in United.
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    United could fuck up a one car funeral. This merger is not a good thing.

    United has the surliest employees of any of the major airlines. I think they make them take Asshole 101 as part of their orientation.
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