Continental into United

This item appears on page 68 of the June 2012 issue.

The final steps in the merger of United Airlines and Continental Airlines took place on March 2, 2012, as the last Continental flight landed, the remaining “Continental” signs at airports were removed, its separate ticket counters closed, the “CO” code stopped being printed on tickets, both airlines’ passenger reservation systems were combined, frequent-flyer programs were combined and the old website went dark.