Randy4920 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 121 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 20281 times:
Continental will be making a very big announcement on Monday, January the 12th. Does anyone know what this will be? Ive heard rumors from Lagos, to US Airways Assets, to a SFO base... Anyone know anything for sure? Please respond.....
TOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3349 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 19305 times:
Won't be on the SkyTeam website before it is officially announced. That's still my bet. Although this former Platimum would be happy if it had something to do with an removal of some of the stupid changes that have been made to OnePass....
FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 3063 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 18696 times:
Here it is, fresh off the wires:
HOUSTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Air Lines (NYSE: CAL - News) announced today it will be the first airline to offer its customers transatlantic and transpacific regional jet service, effective April 1. The new service will be operated using new, state-of-the-art Embraer ERJ-145XXR aircraft seating 50 passengers in a comfortable layout with no middle seats. Continental has placed an order for 100 of the new aircraft, which will be delivered at a rate of six per month, replacing older 767 and 777 equipment on service to Europe from the convenient gateways of Newark-Liberty International and Houston-George Bush Intercontinental. The first route for the new aircraft will be from Newark to London-Gatwick, followed by Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam. Starting in September, the Embraers will replace 777 aircraft on Continental's routes to Tokyo and Hong Kong.
"We have been very pleased with the comfort and reliability of Embraer's regional jets here in North America, and are looking forward to building on our success by expanding the service throughout our global network," said Gordon Bethune, Continental's chief executive officer. "We are excited to be the U.S. launch customer for the ERJ-145XXR, and although the 767 and 777 have served us well, the regional jet is clearly the way of the future here at Continental."
Scottb From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 7267 posts, RR: 30
Reply 20, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 18520 times:
A purchase of UA's South Pacific operations seems like a pretty crazy rumor, considering that CO has been in cash-conservation mode for the last two-plus years and still doesn't have the liquidity cushion they'd ideally like to have. Not to mention the fact that CO still possesses rights to Australia.
My bet would be on SkyTeam as well, given how quickly the DL codeshare has been moving along.
Artsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4748 posts, RR: 32
Reply 24, posted (11 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 18293 times:
I can't find anything on this at all. It seems to be tightlipped if it is anything at all. It will not be buying UAL assets and moving to SFO, and despite the humour of the Embraer 145XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXLR, it will not be that either. Despite Gordon wanting to be the launch customer for the 7E7, it will not be that, therefore I believe it will be the formal announcement on the Skyteam issue, and I say formal as it is not a secret, everyone knows it is happening and Gordon has said so many time, or lastly it will be a new route announcement. My bet is one of the last two. If it is a new route announcement, I see it either being the IAH-MAD route, or the IAH-LOS route
: I don't see CO going from the ballpark of 20 flights a day from SFO into a Pacific coast hub, not to mention they have 7 gates here. If they were buyi
: My bet is that it'll be Lagos, with the little slider at the end that Continental is "Adjusting" some of its fleet configurations to reflect "today's
: My money's on that they're actually going to show an up to date movie on a long haul flight. Mike
: The removal of F seats on thier 757-200ERs, which will become 12F/210Y.
: FoxBravo, You better check your calender. Yours is telling you its April 1st. We still have 3 months to go before the annual Full of Bull sessions st
: Last time someone built up a big hype about a CO announcment it turned out to be some stupid Frequent Flyer promo or something. Stop speculating and g
: IF YOU DONT LIKE THE SPECULATING N766UA, THEN DONT ENTER THIS PARTICULAR TOPIC....
: I for one would love to see Continental back in Australia, but buying UA's routes is ridiculous, simply because they don't have to. Any US airline can
: I would be thoroughly shocked like never before if Continental were to buy up something like UA's Pacific network out of SFO. Aside from the anomaly t
: Randy4920: If you don't like my post, then let it go. You don't have to respond to it. PS- All Caps= Bad internet etiquette.
: Here's my speculation.. Formal Sky Team announcement, new Air France Codeshares etc.. Purchase of landing slots and gates at DCA from US Airways.. Res
: FA4UA: It was said back in 1985 that it would be a cold day in hell before the Grand Lady of the skies would sell its south pacific routes and B-747sp
: Well whatever it is, I expect it to be positive. 7E7 launch, I would like that!
: hmm... i thought that they were gonna name their new LCC Tin? Leo/ORD
: As much as we'd like to see CO fly to the South Pacific, I just don't see it happening *at this time*, I have a feeling since CO's codeshare with DL i
: Oh, by the way, I heard a rumor that Traci Lords was going to be in Houston for the announcement of Continental being the launch customer of the ERJ-1
: As much as we'd like to see CO fly to the South Pacific, I just don't see it happening *at this time*, They already fly to the South Pacific. They are
: All this and it will probably be just like their stupid announement that when you buy a full fare coach ticket you are treated less terrible for one d
: Just as a point of fact, neither ROR nor MNL can be considered as "South Pacific" as they are both north of the Equator. I also believe that DPS is te
: Jupiter2, I think this is very good idea for CO want make back to SYD & AKL again. You probably will see in the future and will make announcement with
: To ammend my comment slightly, you can speculate, but don't pass it off as being the truth .
: .... the Embraers will replace 777 aircraft on Continental's routes to Tokyo and Hong Kong .... I guess they will also re-invent American's old Astro
: I like the comments about the ERJ 145-XXX-R...and the lines...What a way to add fleixbility for the discerning business passenger...a flight departing
: I'd love to see service to Lagos, but isn't that airport consistently rated as one of the least secure in the world?
: UA would sell their Pacific flying to CO about the same time they would sell it to NW (Never unless forced to.....) Gotta be SkyTeam announcement. Alt
: A sale of UA's Pacific network to CO would cause serious antitrust concerns because of CO's relationship with NW. Combined, they would dominate traffi
: Still laughing at the ERJ 145 XXXR notion. Couple that with the amount of (cabin & other) baggage on typical Lagos flights for the ultimate travel exp
: Gordon has decided he is going to spend more time with his familiy and the board agrees ?
: If it's anything like the last announcement...it will be basically meaningless. Either CO...or those that post need to review the definition of 'big'
: Refresh my memory...where did this "big announcement" rumor come from, anyway? Often when an airline has a truly BIG announcement, it will issue a sor
: Well, CO takes delivery of it's 5th 757-300 today... Is that big news??
: Isn't it the case that with the current situation it is inefficient for 772s to fly to Oz and NZ because of the route that ETOPS would dictate? Or am
: Peter Max will be repainted?? Has there been any more talk of LOS lately?
: maybe they will offer mainline service to CLE again (sorry CLE lovers, couldn't resist!).
: How about this: The introduction of new service to Midway (and I don't mean MDW!)
: Bethune's Friday voice mail says no big announcement is pending.
: Trust me, UA ain't selling CO nothin'.....
: As I believe KEESJE first said about Bethune wanting more time with family. I believe that Bethune will be retiring he is reaching the age I believe a
: DC-10's are coming back into service
: "The removal of F seats on thier 757-200ERs, which will become 12F/210Y" This is half right.. It's the 753s being reconfigured to 12/210: Both Ships 8
: As I believe KEESJE first said about Bethune wanting more time with family. ***** Not going to happen...., he will be here in Houston until he hits th
: I hope its more routes followed by an a order of the 7e7 and more 777's. yes I know wishful thinking by a CO lover
: Maybe Gordo is apologizing for a stupid advertising campaign like BLING,BLING? Or maybe they are going to compete with the GOD of all airlines JETBLUE
: Who cares about UAL, Ihope they go under
: I cant wait to see JetBlue in a few years when the 320's start to get old. They may be great now but so is a new car when its new.
: I wouldn't be surprised if it had something to do with their CLE hub. With the DL and NW codeshares, that gives them significant presence in that area
: CO737800, Cant wait to see an old a320 in a few years? Like they wont work once the new plane smell wears off? I bet Gordo is announcing he is tired o
: Hes is the best CEO around. Its not they wont work but planes get old and break down and the 320 wont last near as long as a 737. Then the great JetBl
: CO denies there's an announcement on Monday. Where did the OP get his info?[Edited 2004-01-10 09:30:41]
: Randy 4920, As I said in my earlier mail on this, I couldn't find anything to suggest that there was an announcement coming on Monday, and Gordon conf
: I have to say, a restructuring, CLE is getting shut down, since numbers there are down and runway problems, moving all the CLE a/c to different locati
: Great job, boys and girls. After reading this entire thread I have the song "The Continental" (from the film version of The Gay Divorcee', but not in
: !!!!!!!!Maybe to buy A380!!!!!!!!! Michael/SE
: Once again we have seen speculation run wild. Randy4920 states that Continental will make a big announcement on Monday with no verification as to the
: Well I dont know...President bush mentioned this week about going to Mars maybe NASA is going to use some of thier regional jets for the trip.
: No, you're all wrong... THE BURNT MEATBALL IS COMING BACK!!!! THE BURNT MEATBALL IS COMING BACK!!!!!
: LOL!!! Ja... either the Burnt Meatball or either CO's new LCC called Tin... Dang im lost... oh well only like 42 hours until the 'Big Announcement' Le
: as you can see this was being spoken about and i didnt just make it up, obviously gordon wouldnt have made it clear in his friday voice mail that NOTH
: The burnt meatball? Funny, I heard it was going to be a blue meatball.... and I am Gordon Bethune.
: Mwuhahahahahaaaaaa I am not really Gordon Bethune. But some of you folks might believe it!!!
: With a name like AA737-823 I would say you are nothing like Gordon. AA would die to have a guy like that at the head of AA. Even know you picked a gre
: The day Continental buys Airbus will be the day Gordon leaves. However A330-200 might be a good fit to replace 767-400ER´s. It can do all europe from