Aviation Trivia #98


Did you know that Varney Air Lines, a predecessor of United Airlines, and Varney Speed Lines, the first incarnation of what we know today as Continental, were founded by the same man, Walter Varney? Varney Air Lines was founded in 1926, while Varney Speed Lines was founded in 1934. Varney Air Lines merged with four other companies to form United Aircraft and Transport, which changed its name to United Air Lines in 1933, and Varney Speed Lines was sold to Robert Six and had its name changed to Continental in 1937. In 2010, Continental and United merged. Lots of lineage here!

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