Can United and Continental really come together?

With United Airlines and Continental Airlines set to merge, current Continental CEO Jeff Smisek will become chief of the world's largest airline, with UA's Glenn Tilton as his chairman. Insiders say the two executives are blunt, straight-talking leaders who rely on business savvy rather than touchy-feely people skills -- and that their past union battles and cost-cutting campaigns could make the new merger tough to pull off.

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