United Airlines 747-400. By Rob Finlayson United Continental Holdings (UCH), parent of merger partners United Airlines (UA) and Continental Airlines (CO), posted a third-quarter net profit of $653 million, down 23% from $852 million in pro-forma net income in the year-ago period. It plans to keep capacity flat in 2012. President and CEO Jeff Smisek said UCH expects "sluggish economic growth in 2012" but a "stable" demand environment. It will take delivery of 19 ...

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