Details of United’s 2012 Mileage Plus program released

Yesterday United finally unveiled the details of their 2012 Mileage Plus program. Many of you probably remember that I posted about rumored changes to the Mileage Plus program back in August based on what I was told by an inside source. Ultimately there…

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Filed Under: Continental, United

United makes some changes that you’ll actually like!

Per UA Insider on FlyerTalk, United is actually making some positive changes, and there doesn’t seem to be a catch! Improved long-haul comfort with more flat-bed seats. In September, we’ll begin installing all-new flat-bed seats in the premium…

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Filed Under: Continental, United

United and Continental start cross-fleeting

I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while now, so I guess it’s still better late than never. There are a lot of senior flight attendants that live in Tampa and commute to Washington, doing nothing but Asia and Europe flying. I end…

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Filed Under: Continental, United

Another example of why it never hurts to ask….

Yesterday I blogged about the great sign up bonus of 50,000 miles after the first purchase that Chase is offering on the Continental OnePass Mastercard. As I mentioned in the post, I signed up for the card just under three months ago when the sign up…

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Filed Under: Chase, Continental

United and Continental to begin cross-fleeting

Ah, one of the most frustrating pre-merger airline practices is about to begin — cross-fleeting! That’s when a merged airline isn’t yet flying under the same operating certificate, yet they deploy planes on each others routes. Well,…

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Filed Under: Continental, United

United/Continental elite program changes coming

Well, United and Continental have announced some changes to their mileage program for next year to further align the programs. Based on this thread on FlyerTalk, you would think the world is coming to an end. Before I provide my thoughts, check out the…

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Filed Under: Continental, United

Well, here comes the Continental/United merger…

Mentally, for me, the Continental/United merger just went from being an abstract thought to a reality. Check out this picture of the first Continental 737 being repainted in, well, Continental colors (with the United name stamped on it). And rumor has…

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Filed Under: Continental, United

Continental/American Express partnership to end. Ouch!

While this is hardly surprising thanks to the merger with United and strong ties that both companies have with Chase, it still stings. The partnership between American Express and Continental will officially be ending on September 30, 2011 (yes, that’s…

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Filed Under: American Express, Continental

Give me my miles, Chase/Continental!

Sheesh, what a pain! Last year I got 50,000 Continental OnePass miles without a hitch by signing up for a personal and business debit card. I signed up for new accounts yet again back in April, and as I mentioned at the time, I had an issue with getting…

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Filed Under: Continental

United and Continental to announce merger on Monday

The Wall Street Journal reports that United and Continental are expected to announce a merger on Monday. Oh boy. Not even sure where to start on this one. First of all, I guess, this was absolutely necessary. If you had asked me a couple of years ago…

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Filed Under: Continental, United

Continental to offer exit row seating for a fee

Starting March 17, Continental will start selling exit row seating for a fee (which varies based on the length of the flight). Of course Continental elites can continue to reserve exit rows in advance for free, and the same will be true for United elites…

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Filed Under: Continental

Please let me pay for my cookies!

As some of you may recall, I went to my local Chase branch last week to open a checking account to earn 25,000 Continental miles. The debit card that I have to use at least five (or maybe six) times arrived yesterday, and I tried to make six small transactions…

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Filed Under: Continental, Free Miles/Points

How does this still happen nowadays?

Check out this Star Tribune article about an ExpressJet ERJ (operating on behalf of Continental) diverting to Rochester. Basically passengers were stuck in this absolute torture tube of a plane overnight. Of course no one accepts responsibility, and…

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Filed Under: Continental, Media

The flights you should take domestically

As many of you may have guessed by the title, I’m talking about aircraft with longhaul configurations that fly domestically. They can be a great way to upgrade into a premium cabin, and best of all upgrades are often easier due to the large size…

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Filed Under: Advice, American

I’ll have what the DOJ is having, please

What’s the Department of “Justice” smoking? According to this Reuter’s article, “the U.S. Justice Department opposes broad antitrust immunity for Continental Airlines Inc (CAL.N) to join UAL Corp’s (UAUA.O) United…

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Filed Under: Continental, United