|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.