The proposed merger of Continental and United will create a potent global competitor, but only if Continental’s winning ways can be integrated into the successor The mergerbetween United Airlines and Continental Airlines, if consummated, will continue the consolidation of the US airline industry, a process that took what effectively was a federally imposed 14-year hiatus between the final collapse of Eastern Airlines and Pan American in the early 1990s and the 2005 merger ...

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