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Continental Airlines
3 March 2012 Continental officially changes name to United, end of erra.

27 July 2011 Some Continental flights out of Newark canceled today, 24 pilots called in sick. Not enough pilots to cover.

Continental and United Airlines to merge, total employees 87 thousand. Let's hope they stay happy. Shareholder approved.

5 Jan Continenal and flight attendants reach interim agreement chron.com

4/4/2010 Continental Airlines recently unveiled a charge for exit-row seats.

8 Feb. 10 Voting today by 8,000 Continental Airlines ramp employees, including 2,800 in the Houston area, on whether to join the Teamsters Union.

Continental: Announced in January that it planned to offer onboard WiFi access using a satellite-based service starting in 2009, but the airline says it is still testing, which could push back the start date. 

1/1/09 Continental's 5,000 pilots have a new agreement, major issues still to resume.

10/5/08 Continental is the only big U.S. airline that still includes meals with domestic economy-class fares.

9/24/08 U.S. Airlines Grounding 500+ Planes This Fall
Posted by Scott McCartney  blogs.wsj.com

9/19/08 Continental estimates impact of Hurricane Ike at $50M sanantonio.bizjournals.com

9/10/08 Continental Airlines adds $15 fee for first bag bizjournals.com

8/1/08 New lie flat seat from Continental Airlines. .holidayextras.co.uk/

7/22/08  Continental, has seats for the Olympics, still..WSJ

Crude-oil prices fall for a second straight day -- losing more than $4 a barrel

07/16/2008 PRICED OUT BY OIL
Cheap Airlines Are Losing Altitude
By Dinah Deckstein, Spiegelonlineinternational

3 July 08 American airline Continental and five individuals are to stand trial in France on manslaughter charges over the crash of an Air France Concorde near Paris in 2000.abc.net.au

6/26/08  Father Says Airline Lost Track Of Son Traveling Alone wmur.com

6/19/08  Continental Airlines Unites With United -- To A Point  forbes.com

6/18/08  Continental wins best North American airline award  bizjournals.com

A reduction inflights between Northern Marianas ans the Philippines. The only direct air flights linking the US-administered Northern Marianas Islands to the Philippines will be suspended because of soaring jet fuel costs.
Governor Benigno R. Fitial says the move is another major blow to the tourism-dependent islands.
Continental Micronesia a unit of Continental Airlines says its three return flights a week will end from July the 16th and it plans to lay off hundreds of employees at its Guam hub and around the region.

The decision to stop flying between Saipan and Manila will affect thousands of Filipino workers in the Northern Marianas and tourism, already suffering the effects of Japan Airlines' decision to end scheduled flights from Tokyo to Saipan.

The airline will also suspend flights from Guam to Hong Kong in July and to Bali from October.

6/13/08  The Sept. 3 scheduled withdrawal of the Toledo-Cleveland Continental Connection route  toldoblade. com
Continental Airlines slashes service to Dulles International Airport. washington.bizjouornals.com

6/12/08 Thursday it will get a $413 million initial payment under its cobranded credit card deal with Chase Bank USA, adding to the carrier's cash cushion as it prepares to book severance and other charges in the coming months.

6/12/  Continental Airlines, Will stop flights from its hubs to more than 40 domestic and international destinations as of Sept. 3 as it scales down in the face of soaring oil prices.  Continental's Houston and Newark, New Jersey, hubs. Among the services being discontinued include flights from Newark to Cologne, Germany, and from Houston to Washington.

4 June 08 Continental Airlines to cut 3,000 jobs, capacity
U.S. carrier cites record fuel costs and an airline industry that in ‘crisis’, pulling back on flights in September  msnbc

5/29/08  Continental Airlines passengers now have the option of going paperless 

5/12/08  Continental Airlines sells stake in Copa Airlines, Panamanian.  Worth 100 Million!

4/16/08  Continental Airlines called off the new route between Kalamazoo and Cleveland, fuel prices

3/5/08  Continental Airlines paid $209 million dollars for four spots at Heathrow, 2 from GB Airways, Alitalia and Air France.  Will us them to fly direct from Houston and Newark. 

2/11/08 Continental Airlines shares $158 million with employees 

Continental Airlines to Add Wi-Fi, Satellite TV to Some Planes beginning in January 2009 

1/30/08 Continental Airlines  made money this 4th quarter 

Sept. 07, Continental Airlines called off talks with United regarding merging.  They are also trying to pal up with BA  or US Airways.

3rd year straight Continental Airlines employees reject union 1/9/08

Latest news on Continental Airlines hub, Houston Texas, such as staffing issues, pilots, go slow, layoffs, safety concerns, financial health, on time record etc. etc.  Will they strike or go bankrupt after I've bought my ticket and leave me stranded at the airport? Ultimately do they look reliable and will they still be in business in three months? Nation's fourth-largest airline. September 2004, Continental has been a member of the SkyTeam Alliance, in which it participates with Northwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Air France, Aeromexico, Alitalia and KLM; In addition to extensive code share arrangements with SkyTeam partner airlines, the airline also code-shares with Amtrak rail services to some cities in the northeastern United States, with US Helicopter which fly from Newark Liberty International Airport to Manhattan, and with SNCF French Rail to destinations in France. In 2008, Continental announced that it will leave SkyTeam and join Star Alliance at an unspecified date.

9/10/08 Continental Airlines adds $15 fee for first bag bizjournals.com