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Big Continetnal Announcement On Monday, January 12  
User currently offlineRandy4920 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 121 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 19757 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.....

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User currently offlineDL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2084 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 19473 times:

Maybe their entry into SkyTeam.

User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13508 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 19428 times:
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I'm betting on the Lagos service, but who knows? Maybe they're going to be the launch customer for the 7E7...no, wait..that's Frontier.  Big grin


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User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3288 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 19300 times:

My bets on SkyTeam...

User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 19241 times:

I'm guessing they're Joing SkyTeam. If that's true, it should be on Skyteam's website.  Smile


Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 19041 times:

I just checked Skyteam's website- nada !  Sad


Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1642 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 18878 times:

Maybe they bought the USAirways shuttle?

User currently offlinePBIflyguy From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 248 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 18821 times:

Maybe they found my luggage that never made it from IAH?

User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3288 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 18781 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....

User currently offlineAwschucksflyer From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 18719 times:

Maybe a new Corporate Identity! It has been quite a few years since they changed to their current livery...

AWSCHUCKS!


User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 18453 times:

Maybe their low cost carrier, to be known as "Con"

Lol


User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3347 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 18365 times:

Last time we heard a major announcment from CO, it was the addition of ElitePass, correct?

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1195228/4/
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1195228/4/

It would be interesting if it was an SFO base. They have about 50 flights, right? CO isn't too big in the west, it seems. (http://www.continental.com/travel/destination/routes/maps/co-us_200401.jpg) Didn't they have a hub at DEN a while ago.

AAndrew



User currently offlineUpgradeplease From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 18286 times:

I would bet big money it's skyteam.


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User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 18230 times:
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I aswell expect it to be SkyTeam... and if so, it'll be great news.. more new carriers I can fly out of and still earn onePass miles!

JBLU


User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 18208 times:

Where are you hearing that there will be a big announcement ?

J


User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2992 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 18172 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."



Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
User currently offlineCb777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 18143 times:

The rumor is: CO is buying UA's SouthPac Operations and making SFO its hub.

And this is a pretty strong rumor.





User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2992 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 18043 times:

Great, more places to fly the regional jets!  Smile


Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
User currently offlineJjbiv From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 18039 times:

Announcing the launch of Tal as LCC competition to UA's Ted...

joe


User currently offlineFA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 20
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 18008 times:

it will be a cold day in hell before UA sells any of it's route assets.

I bet it's SkyTeam or something related to the US Shuttle.

FA4UA



The debate continues... Starwood or Hyatt... which is better
User currently offlineScottb From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6708 posts, RR: 32
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 17996 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.


User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 17964 times:

FoxBravo:
That is GREAT! Just too funny!  Big thumbs up You are my hero today ! Big grin



Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 17847 times:

FOXBRAVO,
I HOPE TO GOD that you are kidding!


User currently offlineAirways6max From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 17821 times:

Only time will tell. Let's hope it's good.

User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 24, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 17769 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

J


25 AS739X : 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
26 Sllevin : 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
27 United4ever : My money's on that they're actually going to show an up to date movie on a long haul flight. Mike
28 MAH4546 : The removal of F seats on thier 757-200ERs, which will become 12F/210Y.
29 GARUDAROD : 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
30 N766UA : 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
31 Randy4920 : IF YOU DONT LIKE THE SPECULATING N766UA, THEN DONT ENTER THIS PARTICULAR TOPIC....
32 Jupiter2 : 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
33 777gk : 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
34 N766UA : 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.
35 STT757 : 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
36 Clipper707 : 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
37 Tommy767 : Well whatever it is, I expect it to be positive. 7E7 launch, I would like that!
38 Lfutia : hmm... i thought that they were gonna name their new LCC Tin? Leo/ORD
39 Syncmaster : 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
40 Post contains images Scottb : 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
41 MAH4546 : 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
42 Ifly2eat : 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
43 Scottb : 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
44 Post contains images ScottysAir : 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
45 Post contains images N766UA : To ammend my comment slightly, you can speculate, but don't pass it off as being the truth .
46 Post contains images Delta-flyer : .... 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
47 Tcfc424 : 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
48 Ssides : I'd love to see service to Lagos, but isn't that airport consistently rated as one of the least secure in the world?
49 Dtwintlflyer : 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
50 Post contains images FoxBravo : 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
51 Dstc47 : 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
52 KEESJE : Gordon has decided he is going to spend more time with his familiy and the board agrees ?
53 Greg : 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'
54 FoxBravo : 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
55 Iahcsr : Well, CO takes delivery of it's 5th 757-300 today... Is that big news??
56 AirxLiban : 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
57 Post contains images Donder10 : Peter Max will be repainted?? Has there been any more talk of LOS lately?
58 PVD757 : maybe they will offer mainline service to CLE again (sorry CLE lovers, couldn't resist!).
59 Post contains images MakeMinesLax : How about this: The introduction of new service to Midway (and I don't mean MDW!)
60 MasseyBrown : Bethune's Friday voice mail says no big announcement is pending.
61 Ordpark : Trust me, UA ain't selling CO nothin'.....
62 Frontiers4ever : 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
63 Devil505x : DC-10's are coming back into service
64 Iahcsr : "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
65 Artsyman : 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
66 CO737800 : 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
67 UAL777CONTRAIL : 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
68 CO737800 : Who cares about UAL, Ihope they go under
69 CO737800 : 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.
70 All4BWI : 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
71 UAL777CONTRAIL : 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
72 CO737800 : 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
73 IndustrialPate : CO denies there's an announcement on Monday. Where did the OP get his info?[Edited 2004-01-10 09:30:41]
74 Artsyman : 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
75 Flyboy7974 : 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
76 Socrates17 : 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
77 Post contains images Solnabo : !!!!!!!!Maybe to buy A380!!!!!!!!! Michael/SE
78 Bobnwa : 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
79 Dasheighty : 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.
80 StevenUhl777 : No, you're all wrong... THE BURNT MEATBALL IS COMING BACK!!!! THE BURNT MEATBALL IS COMING BACK!!!!!
81 Lfutia : 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
82 Randy4920 : 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
83 AA737-823 : The burnt meatball? Funny, I heard it was going to be a blue meatball.... and I am Gordon Bethune.
84 Post contains images AA737-823 : Mwuhahahahahaaaaaa I am not really Gordon Bethune. But some of you folks might believe it!!!
85 CO737800 : 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
86 Keesje : 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
87 Post contains images Keesje :
88 FraT : "However A330-200 might be a good fit to replace 767-400ER´s." Why in the world should they replace the 764s. They were built for them (and DL). I ho
89 Klwright69 : Lagos? I really, really doubt it. I don't know about the U.S. - Lagos market, but I don't see CO starting a route that bold and risky at this point in
90 N766UA : (sorry CLE lovers, couldn't resist!). Is there such a thing?
91 Post contains images ScottysAir : Keesje, Where did you get with those picture of A330 aircraft and how? Can you please tell us about exactly want to know. Is that possible for CO migh
92 Embqa : Just right click on the pic and then click on properties.. you read the 'http' text it will say where it can from...... in this case www.fscorner.com.
93 CO737800 : Why did CO never order the MD-11. They had the DC-10 I htink the MD 11 would have looked GREAT in CO colours
94 Reggaebird : The Lagos, Nigeria route would NOT be very prudent at this time. That would really open Continental to a lot of exposure on the security front. Niger
95 Reggaebird : CO737-800, Continental didn't order the MD-11 because they were still in financial difficulties when it debuted. By the time CO was stable enough to o
96 FoxBravo : It's true that an MD-11 would have looked nice in CO colors, and I'm sure someone here could do that in Photoshop, if they haven't already. But airlin
97 Uadc8contrail : have $10 down at the ramp room in lax that it will be a skyteam thing.....austr???they already have the rights.....they will get in bed with dl and it
98 ScottishLaddie : Today is the day so what is it then? or has it not been announced yet
99 Post contains images United4ever : Come on Scottishladdie, you must be posting this at about 7 am Houston time Mike
100 Post contains links Gilesdavies : ANOTHER FORUM WHERE SOMEONE HAS MADE UP A LOAD OF CRAP I have been on Continental Airlines website and looked under the news section and there is no n
101 IndustrialPate : If you would've bothered to read the thread, you would've noticed that CO's CEO confirmed on Friday that there would be NO announcement today.
102 Post contains images BR715-A1-30 : The big announcement is.... That there will be no announcement today.
103 Artsyman : from Gordon.... "I understand there are still people out there who don't listen to my voicemail and believe there is going to be some big announcement
104 Neo : really you guys.... what a waste....!!!!! Why don't you ignore this guy from now one! Rgs, Neo
105 Post contains images ScottysAir : I'm guess it's time to make locked it up this thread right now and KROC, Have you make please locked this thread for them. And I can let you know see
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