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UAL Moves in with Continental

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After months of courtship and a failed engagement, United Airlines and Continental have decided not to get hitched, but to live together in sin. Last week, the two airlines announced an agreement that spells the end of merger watch, and maybe, just maybe, the end of our strained nuptial metaphors, at least for now.

Chicago's United and Houston-based Continental will share costs as part of a “strategic alliance” that stops short of a costly formal merger. Joining us to explain what exactly that means for the airlines and for consumers is Eight Forty-Eight Business Contributor David Greising.

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