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In this May, 2, 2010, file photo, a Continental Airlines plane passes an Untied Airlines plane parked at a gate at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, in Houston. United and Continental have closed a deal Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, to create the world's biggest airline, ending Delta's brief hold on the top spot. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, file)
Photo by: David J. Phillip
In this May, 2, 2010, file photo, a Continental Airlines plane passes an Untied Airlines plane parked at a gate at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, in Houston. United and Continental have closed a deal Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, to create the world's biggest airline, ending Delta's brief hold on the top spot. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, file)

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