United merger


#1

United and contanintal merge but keep the look of contanintal but the name of united :open_mouth: :unamused: :unamused: :question:


#2

for shure not Contanintal. maybe continental.
I think Continental United would be good.


#3

The livery looks fresh out of the 90s (oh wait, it is), but the combined carrier should be called United.

Hopefully nonepass won’t destroy mileage plus.


#4

Didn’t Continental United just win the English Premier League?

As for me, I’d have hoped for either United or a new name, but not with an unmodified Continental logo. That’s just ridiculous.


#5

Funny you should mention that. I had to revalidate my OnePass account, in essence they explained how they had the right to change just about everything under the sun concerning frequent flier miles.


#6

Continental. . . I think they should go back to Texas International. :wink:


#7

why not the original name of Texas International - do you know it?


#8

Trans-Texas Airways.


#9

very good.
Now for the bonus round.
who started Trans-texas Airways?


#10

Earl McKaughn


#11

… and_________________ who had formed the company ________________?

like pulling teeth here! :slight_smile:


#12

“Texas Air, with headquarters in Houston, was an airline holding company with investments in airlines and related businesses. The company was founded by Francisco A. (Frank) Lorenzo, a New York City native and Harvard University graduate…”

tshaonline.org/handbook/onli … /ept1.html


#13

No. was talking about the beginnings of Trans Texas Airways. it was started by Aviation Enterprises, an FBO formed by Earl McKaughn and Henry Erdman in 1940.


#14

Oh boy. . . Frank Lorenzo!

My granddad did not like that guy.


#15

I know I’m probably going to regret asking this, but that statement begs the question as to why your Grandpa didn’t like Lorenzo.


#16

That’s okay, J. I knew it was coming.

How 'bout I wait a couple of weeks before I tell you. I’ll be seeing him soon, so I can get the full story. :slight_smile:


#17

Sure, but a hint would be appreciated.


#18

He did some things that just weren’t in the book.
I don’t think my granddad likes to talk about it much; but I’ll get something out of him. :stuck_out_tongue:


#19

I’ll assume “He” refers to Lorenzo and not your Gramps, and did your GP work for TIA, Continental or Eastern?

Just curious, I know a great number of pilots and former pilots that would gladly hunt Lorenzo down if given the opportunity.


#20

Yes, “He” is Lorenzo.

Grandpa worked for TIA.