United, Continental and Continental Micronesia
Flight Attendants are represented by their own
AFA councils, with separate leadership at each.
The Joint Negotiating Committee is comprised of
the Presidents of each AFA Master Executive
Council and two additional Flight Attendants
from each pre-merger carrier.
The Continental–United merger was approved by
the European Union in July 2010. On August 27,
2010, the US Justice Department approved the
Continental–United Merger. On September 17,
2010, United shareholders approved the merger
deal with Continental Airlines which forms the
world's biggest carrier.
On October 1, 2010, UAL Corporation completed
its acquisition of Continental Airlines and
changed its name to United Continental Holdings,
Inc. The airline received a single operating
certificate from the FAA on November 30, 2011.
On March 3, 2012, Continental and United merged
their passenger service systems, frequent-flier
programs, and websites which officially
eliminated the Continental name and brand as far
as the public was concerned.