Planes are still being slowly painted in the new United colors, and it looks like they are just shy of half way there. There’s plenty of the new livery available for viewing in Houston, as Bush Intercontinental Airport recently took over as the combined airline’s number one hub. Chicago-O’Hare is still pretty darn huge, but it’s now doing like around 607 flights per day compared with about 630 that are heading in and out of Houston.
To celebrate, Terminal B at IAH Is getting a $1 billion makeover scheduled to start later this year—and of course will fill you in on all the new restaurants, lounges, and Hudson News locations once the scaffolding is set up.
Overall it’s business as usual for each airline, and United and Continental are still separate airlines as far as most travelers are concerned. You might be able to check-in for either airline from the same computer kiosk, but if your boarding pass says Continental you might want to stick to the Continental gates—at least for the next 12 months.