Note to readers: ATW is pleased to introduce a new feature to our website: Observation Deck. Each month, industry consultant and veteran George Hamlin will provide his unique perspective on air transport history and how the events of the past continue to shape the industry today. Many will mourn the passing of the Continental name into aviation history as a result of its merger with United Airlines this month but if logic or ego (the principle that the "victor" in an ...

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