|Quoting Braniff747SP (Reply 3):|
Obviously, there is some reason (tax?) that some airlines prefer to be subsidiaries of corporations rather than freestanding.
|Quoting rising (Reply 7):|
As an aside, I think it's a company that has probably one of the most interesting, and checkered, histories in the travel industry. Founded in the 60's by George Keck, UAL Corporation, then known as UAL, Inc., at one time owned and operated Hertz, Hilton, and Westin, in addition to United Air Lines, Inc.
|Quoting jetmatt777 (Reply 1):|
UA and CO are very much still separate airlines.
Labor groups are separate, payroll systems are separate, work rules are separate, accounting is separate.
|Quoting PDPsol (Reply 11):|
Only for now. Operations have been coordinated and eventually merged. A combined pilot agreement was recently approved by union members:
It has only been over 2 years since the transaction closed, it will be some time until all operations are fully integrated.
|Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 13):|
It really depends on who you talk to. Most people I have talked to here in DEN says CO is dead.
|Quoting gigneil (Reply 17):|
That may be their feeling, but it is factually inaccurate. There are many organizational elements of both, separate, airlines that remain.
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
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Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos