Concorde crash verdict came down Monday, with a French court ruling that Continental Airlines was responsible for the 2000 disaster that killed 113 people and hastened the end of supersonic commercial flights.
Continental Airlines and an American mechanic were convicted of manslaughter and fined for the 2000 Concorde crash. But none of the French defendants were found guilty.
United Airlines, the combined airline, will display Continental's colors and globe logo on the tail.
AirTran Airways was purchased by Southwest Airlines for $1.42 billion. The AirTran Airways deal will move Southwest into 37 new cities.
Continental Airlines and UAL shareholders approved the deal, which will create the world's biggest airline
The $3 billion airline merger of UAL and Continental would create the world's largest airline.
China UFO sightings continued Thursday in the eastern part of the country. Last week, Xiaoshan Airport in Hangzhou closed for two hours when an unidentified object hovered over the skies.
The Continental merger with United will get tough antitrust scrutiny, which has the potential to result in fewer flights, less competition, and higher airfares.
The country threatened to suspend adoptions by U.S. families after the seven-year-old was sent back to Moscow on a one-way flight.