Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2686 posts, RR: 6 Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2469 times:
Don't count on CO for ever doing any flying that doesn't involve one of their hubs. I think that they remain the most strictly hub-and-spoke airline out of the Big Six. They only have about 6 or 7 flights that don't begin or end in IAH, EWR, CLE, and many of them are a continuation of a previous flight or a wrap flight, such as UIO-BOG and GRU-GIG.
A few that come to mind are:
GUM is another story, however, with many point-to-point flights out in the South Pacific and Southeast Asia. The island hopper route comes to mind.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31117 posts, RR: 74 Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2441 times:
Continental is the most strict of the majors on the hub-and-spoke system, as Cory mentioned. Cory mentioned the only four point-to-point routes they operate: MFE-MEX, SAT-MEX, LAX-HNL, and SEA-ANC. This winter they will be adding a fifth, LAX-MTJ. They also operate some international tag-on routes (BOG-UIO and PTY-GYE with traffic rights; GRU-GIG without). Continental Micronesia and Continental Connection are a different story. COMike offers plenty of point-to-point routes and island hoppers. Continental Connection carrier Commutair has a hub in Albany, but also offers a handful fo point-to-point, like HPN-BWI. Connection carrier Gulfstream has a hub in FLL, but also flies a lot of Bahamas and intra-Florida routes, mainly from MIA and TPA. While Connection carrier Cape Air doesn't even fly to any CO hubs. They just fly MIA-APF, RSW-EYW, and TPA-RSW/DAB/SRQ.
Njdevilsin03 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 713 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2406 times:
Co did fly FLL-LGA and I blieve MCO-Lga and wasn't there also some flight between Tampa and Orlando to Richmond at one point around 2000. And also Didn't Co's flight's from Pensacola stop somewhere before going to Houston?
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7673 posts, RR: 18 Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2345 times:
Not to let this post stray any further, but pre-9/11 CO was attempting to rebuild a presence at LGA using ERJs. Both Norfolk and Richmond were among the first cities that saw service. And I believe it was Norfolk that saw continuing service onto Florida, I think CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO... Richmond might have had it too, but for some reason Norfolk sticks out in my mind.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
In 1998, they also introduced a short-lived Los Angeles-San Salvador routes... Continental Airlines Begins Non-Stop Service Between Los Angeles and San Salvador
HOUSTON, July 30, 1998 -- Continental Airlines today announced daily non-stop seasonal service between Los Angeles International Airport and San Salvador, El Salvador. The flights will operate during peak travel periods, from Aug. 1 - Sept. 9, and from Dec. 15 - Jan. 6, 1999.
In mid-2001, they announced short lived Portland-Anchorage service: Continental Airlines Announces New York/Newark-Portland (Ore.)-Anchorage Service
HOUSTON, July 24, 2001 -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced it will offer daily one-stop service between Newark International Airport and Anchorage, Alaska via Portland, Ore. beginning Sept. 6.
Also in mid-2001 was the short-lived White Plains-Washington/DCA route: Continental Express Announces New Service from White Plains
NEW YORK, May 21, 2001 -- Continental Express, the regional airline subsidiary of Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL), today announced new daily, non-stop service between White Plains, N.Y. (HPN), and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), effective Sept. 6, 2001.
The HPN-DCA service was in addition to service from White Plains to Toronto and Boston, which they started early that year: Continental Express Begins New Service from White Plains
Double OnePass miles offered for a limited time
HOUSTON, March 28, 2001 -- Continental Express, the regional airline subsidiary of Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL), begins new non-stop service between White Plains, N.Y.; and Boston, Mass.; and Toronto, next week.
In September 2000, they introduced short-lived service on LaGuarida-Richmond, LaGuardia-Buffalo, Richmond-Tampa, and Richmond-Orlando: NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2000 -- Continental Express, the regional airline subsidiary of Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL and CAL.A), will begin service from New York's LaGuardia to Buffalo, N.Y., and Richmond, Va., effective tomorrow....
There was 2000's short-lived service between Madison, Wisconsin and LaGuardia: Continental Express Announces Nonstop Service Between Madison, Wis. and LaGuardia
Continental Express to provide Madison's only nonstop service to New York City.
MADISON, Wis., Dec. 20, 2000 -- Continental Express, the regional airline subsidiary of Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL and CAL.A), today announced that it will begin twice daily service between Madison, Wis. and New York's LaGuardia, effective Jan. 31, 2001. http://www.continental.com/vendors/default.asp?SID=41BAA3FE293B42E0B4A4B3C12DB0450B&s=&i=PRNews
777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 20 Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2213 times:
The A300 did not operate transatlantic for us, at least I never recall MIA-LGW as an A300 trip. Around that time MIA-IAH got the A300, but MIA-LGW was always DC-10 and 747. I doubt the Airbus had the legs for it, especially considering that they had a hell of a time even making EWR-LAX in either direction (most ran through DEN). In addition, our A300s were in a domestic configuration, never our old 3-class product or BusinessFirst.