Continental and United merger is ‘on track’ – USATODAY.com

In a recent speech, Jeff Smisek, CEO of United Continental Holdings, likened merging two large airlines to a total house remodeling.

Workers at Chicago’s O’Hare airport in May remove a sign with the old Continental Airlines logo to reveal the new United logo featuring Continental’s blue glob

“We are not doing painting and spackling here,” he told a group of business executives in Chicago.

Like a large construction project, the integration of United and Continental airlines is having its share of drama: meshing disparate cultures; the issue of new union representation contracts running behind schedule; some disgruntled pilots; customer confusion; and a long to-do list that includes minute details such as the proper verbiage when warning flight attendants to prepare for takeoff.

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