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 in EWR or they want twice as much as anyone else for the privilege of flying them (which probably goes back to supply and demand).
Until recently CO only flew regional jets (RJs) into CLT. This meant that there was no chance of an upgrade. It also meant a flight to IAH was uncomfortable. They also don’t go anywhere…did I say that already?
United likes big planes. United has a huge route structure. United flies mainline into CLT.
I’d like to just see Continental go away instead of merge with my carrier.