Continental-United: What Will It Mean for Meetings?

The proposed merger is a mixed bag for meeting managers.

While the Continental-United merger announced May 3 still needs to run the gantlet of employee unions, shareholders, and the Justice Department’s antitrust division, corporate travel and meetings managers are already considering the implications of what could soon be the world’s largest carrier.

The consequences, it seems, depend on where you’re located. In Cleveland, which is a hub for both airlines, the merger could mean fewer nonstop flights and higher fares, as well as the possibl

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