So the rumours continue to swirl with regard to UAL, in our mind the weakest of the US carriers and the most in need of resolving its urge to merge.
Any proposed marriage with United will be a shotgun wedding at best. There is more than one person wielding that firearm too.
I believe that Continental is the best option, a UAL+US would be an unmitigated disaster.
I still firmly believe that these marriages - arranged, shotgun or out of love (sic) are all unsavory and unsuitable unions.