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United by name, Continental by logo

Melissa Kaplan May 3, 2010

To demonstrate the union of airlines United and Continental as a “merger of equals,” the company planes will represent both carriers in a special name/logo hybrid. They’ll use the Continental logo and colors and carry the United name.

Beyond the changing of plane appearances and the creation of the world’s largest airline, it seems things will remain largely the same over at Continentited. But just to be sure, you may want to check the official FAQ.

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A Continental Airlines carrier

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