Continental was great, merged with United, became crap. America West was great, merged with Useless Air, became crap...as someone has already said, take two of the worst airlines in the world, merge them, and what do you get...Crap Air! Mix in a dose of TSA, maybe a pinch of LAX...Buy an RV and forget flying!
Every time a good airline merges with a lousy airline, the lousy airline seems to win out. Witness America West picks up US Air and down it goes...so with Continental giving up to United. No decent airline is left that goes anywhere...except foreign and Southwest.
I doubt I will ever fly again and oput myself through the TSA and then the overpriced cattlecar.