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Friendly Reminder: Check for extra miles before you shop

I know I’m a little late for cyber monday, but before you shop online this holiday season make sure you check your frequent flyer program for their shopping web portal to earn extra miles.  These are also good for programs where you just need some activity to retain your points.  Not every store is in…

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New Continental 777 Safety Video

Rhapsody in Blue has been added to the video. http://www.youtube.com/user/ContinentalAirlines#p/u/0/jdI7kA2YqTw It starts with an intro from Jeff Smisek and shows a plane with the new livery.  After that it switches gears to Continental.  It doesn’t try to go for attractiveness like many other official or unofficial safety videos, it is still a professional and to-the-point…

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United and Continental rumored to announce merger on Monday

http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/stories/2010/04/26/daily67.html I don’t really like this.  From my Charlotte perspective it seems like Continental likes to focus on small flights with short connections and limited destinations even with connections.  I have no use for continental because either they don’t fly where I’m going, they expect me to make a 30 minute connection in the afternoon…

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Check-in changeups at CLT

They had been renovating the Check-in area between the B and C checkpoints for a while (the short-lived Midwest check-in area). Now I find out why. Before Delta, United, American, Continental, and Airtran were crammed in between the A and B checkpoints. Now United and Continental have jumped into the area between the B and…

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Continental ends free food domestically

Continental ends free food domestically On my flight from MEL to SYD and SYD to LAX I started thinking about how United offers free alcohol on those routes due to competition.  US Airways stopped charging for beverages quickly after starting due to no other airline following suit.  The industry seems to stay competitive by following…

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