United Airlines and Continental Airlines each declined to confirm numerous US media reports that they are discussing a potential merger. UA Chairman, President and CEO Glenn Tilton said this week that the carrier is actively exploring consolidation "options available" but did not name any potential partners (ATWOnline, Dec. 13). CO Chairman and CEO Larry Kellner told employees in a recent taped message that he would consider some kind of merger if other US airlines begin consolidating and ...

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