lubcha132
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What Is "united"?

Mon Oct 08, 2001 7:44 am

What exactly was united for UAL?
 
travellin'man
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RE: What Is

Mon Oct 08, 2001 8:21 am

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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lubcha132
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RE: What Is "united"?

Mon Oct 08, 2001 8:25 am

When did this occur?
 
NDSchu777
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RE: What Is

Mon Oct 08, 2001 8:40 am

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.
 
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RE: What Is "united"?

Mon Oct 08, 2001 10:38 am

United's website www.united.com has a great history of the airline, detailing it's changes decade by decade.
 
Notar520AC
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RE: What Is "united"?

Mon Oct 08, 2001 11:24 am

OK, I'm confused- are UAL and United Airlines 2 diff. things or is UAL the airline's nickname?
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NDSchu777
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RE: What Is "united"?

Mon Oct 08, 2001 3:47 pm

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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