Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4532 posts, RR: 2 Posted (15 years 2 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1566 times:
FROM CONTINENTAL'S WEB SITE:
HOUSTON, Sept. 26, 2000 -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL and CAL.A) has been named the top U.S.-based global carrier in Fortune magazine’s "World’s Most Admired Companies" list. Continental ranked No. 3 overall in the Global Most Admired Airlines category published in the Oct. 2 issue.
Fifteen carriers were ranked in the Airline Industry list:
1. Singapore Airlines
2. Southwest Airlines
3. Continental Airlines
4. Lufthansa Group
7. British Airways
8. Delta Air Lines
10. Northwest Airlines
11. Japan Airlines
13. All Nippon Airways
14. Air France Group
15. US Airways Group
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1500 times:
Continental and TWA are a cut above their US-counterparts. Southwest has the winning
formula for profits, but it is a flying cattle-car
bus and epitomizes the worst thing about a
flight (crowds, peanuts, cramped planes).
Continental is probably not up to par with
some of the finessed Asian or European
Airlines, but for a US carrier, it is a damn
good one and an innovative one too.
The accolades and self-congratulatory
attitude of this airline are well deserved
given its near death state just five short
Republic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (15 years 2 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1463 times:
Let me ask you this question.
How many cities are begging Southwest to enter their markets, and how many cities are begging Continental?
Southwest is what many, not all, consumers want. Look at the growth and response to Southwest nationwide. Can all these passengers be wrong, or do you just know what is best for them? I am very thankful for Southwest's presence here in Houston, to keep fares competitive. Something tells me if they were not in this market, Continental's service would cost me a hell of alot more. I am a frequent flyer of both Southwest and Continental. I like both airlines. I choose convenience first, price second. I could care less about an inferior meal or assigned seating. Get me there, get me there on time, and I will be happy. Both fullfill this role very well.
FlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (15 years 2 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1460 times:
I know that CO is a totally different kind of service from WN. I also have flown both; I'm a CO stockholder and my sister is a WN stockholder. And both airlines have their place in the market; CO obviously serves international destinations better since they have business class.
Moreover, with the new rail link to EWR their business class will be stuffed full since it'll only take about 20 minutes to get there from Manhattan (read: Wall Street) I seriously doubt that the New Yorker character will ever step on a Southwest plane- because for one thing, New Yorkers don't have cars. Their location at Islip is more for Long Islanders. Were Southwest to serve EWR, they'd lose big-time since they'd have to contend with delays and landing fees and lost commonality.