United: Continental's Merger Partner Keeps Tripping Up on 9/11
Remember the good old days, when Houston's Continental Airlines only had to endure PR fiascos like killing off the Concorde?
The airline has, of course, merged with United Airlines, and things have not gone smoothly from a public-relations standpoint.
The new planes carry the name "United" on them, and there has been some reassigning of flight numbers as schedules are coordinated.
Unfortunately, United assigned to two former Continental flights numbers that are forever connected to 9/11 -- creating anew United Flight 175, which went from Boston to the World Trade Center, and even United Flight 93, which ended up in a Pennsylvania field.
But United wasn't done yet.
They put up a billboard near Ground Zero with the motto "You're going to like where we land."
The mind boggles.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Houston Press' biggest stories.