Marriage at 30,000 Feet Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Share on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on Google+E-mailShare on TwitterShare on WhatsApp 1 Merger Matters The United-Continental merger created the world's largest airline. Here are a few of the thousands of questions that had to be resolved to make it work.Illustrations by Jennifer Daniel 2 Boarding On the new United (UAL), please board window to aisle, not by row. 3 Cabins The old United had first class. Continental only had business class. The new United has both ... as well as coach. 4 Staff Do not annoy the workers. They are still in contract negotiations. 5 Beverages Savor the coffee, a new, lighter roast not from Starbucks (SBUX). 6 Munchies Caution: The nuts have been heated in a lovely ramekin, as the old United used to do. 7 Ground Crew Enjoy the wing walkers, who are meant to make you feel safe as the plane taxis to the ramp. 8 Meal Service Note your new cup. It's a compromise. 9 Attire Do not mind the uniforms. They are under review. 10 Footwear Baggage handlers, shoes are not optional. Please wear steel-toed boots. 11 Carry-Ons Feel free to board with your miniature service ponies, as Continental has long permitted.