Still Untied: Revisiting United+Contintental

The news from United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) is not good. Amid the bad weather that hampered all US airlines and competitive issues affecting all US-Asia carriers, one unique difficulty emerges:

“parallel processes” left over from the 2010 merger.

Merger Verger Translation:

We still haven’t been able to realize the intended benefits of the merger, here, nearly four years later.United-Logo new (untied)

Are you getting that? It is hard to make mergers succeed. And United worked tirelessly at it, hired smart advisors and focused legions of people exclusively on the integration. It still didn’t pan out as planned.

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