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What Is "united"?  
User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1249 times:

What exactly was united for UAL?

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User currently offlineTravellin'man From United States of America, joined May 2001, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1181 times:

United was formed I think first as a consortium, then as a merger of four postal carriers (one of which was Boeing airlines, an afilliate of the manufacturer), which were "united" to form the new airline of that name.
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User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

When did this occur?

User currently offlineNDSchu777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 419 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1149 times:

Well, UAL got its name back in the early 1930s when Boeing put together a huge aviation conglomerate. Originally, Boeing owned the rights to the Chicago-San Francisco air mail contract and its subsidiary Boeing Air Transport operated this route. Later, Boeing bought up Pacific Air Transport and its Seattle-Los Angeles contract, National Air Transport and its New York-Chicago contract, and Varney Air Lines and its Seattle-Salt Lake City contract. It merged these four airlines into a single subsidiary, United Air Lines. In 1934, Congress passed the Air Mail Act which forced Boeing's conglomerate to break up, making Boeing's airline operations an independent company. That company kept its name, and ever since has been United Air Lines.

User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1101 times:

United's website www.united.com has a great history of the airline, detailing it's changes decade by decade.

User currently offlineNotar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1074 times:

OK, I'm confused- are UAL and United Airlines 2 diff. things or is UAL the airline's nickname?


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User currently offlineNDSchu777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 419 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1029 times:

I used UAL as a nickname for United in another message I posted on this thread, but actually, United and UAL are two different things. UAL is the name of the corporation which owns United Airlines.

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