It’s being widely reported that Continental Airlines and United Airlines, who have flirted with the idea in the past, could announce merger plans as early as Monday. If so, the deal would make the combined entity the largest airline in the world. But is that a good thing for travelers?
Analysts have trumpeted such a deal as good for all U.S. carriers and the 700 million passengers they fly each year due to expectations the merged entity would remove excess capacity and prompt greater efficiency.
That’s what the experts say, but do you agree? While having both airlines under one umbrella might increase efficiency and decrease overhead, will that be given back to travelers as lower fares or improved service?
Vote here and tell us your thoughts in the comments.