United, Continental Airlines Link Fare, Flight Systems
CHICAGO -- Continental Airlines and United Airlines have announced an alliance that will link the two carriers' flight and fare systems in an effort to boost revenue and stem rising fuel costs.
By Michelle A. Samaad |
Updated on June 20, 2008
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CHICAGO — Continental Airlines and United Airlines have announced an alliance that will link the two carriers’ flight and fare systems in an effort to boost revenue and stem rising fuel costs.
The carriers said they will sell tickets on the same flights with the aim of reducing operational and marketing costs. Continental said that it will submit a request to the Department of Transportation to allow it and United to join an already established antitrust immunized alliance that will enable the airlines, along with Lufthansa, Air Canada and six other carriers, to establish trans-Atlantic and other international joint ventures, according to a statement.
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