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CO Named Top U.S.-Based Global Carrier  
User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1213 times:

FROM CONTINENTAL'S WEB SITE:

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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
5. UAL
6. American
7. British Airways
8. Delta Air Lines
9. KLM
10. Northwest Airlines
11. Japan Airlines
12. Swissair
13. All Nippon Airways
14. Air France Group
15. US Airways Group
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http://www.continental.com/dash/build_dash.asp?press_2000-09-26-01

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User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

GO U N I T E D!

GO C O N T I N E N T A L!

GO S I N G A P O R E!

GO A M E R I C A N!

GO D E L T A!

GO N O R T H W E S T!


User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1147 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
years ago.

GO Continental!



User currently offlineFlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1136 times:

Go Gordon! Go Gordon!!!!!



User currently offlineImkeww From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1125 times:

I think this answers the question "who of UA/AA/DL" is the best?

"Best" being completely subjective, of course.

-keww


User currently offlineTravelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3463 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1125 times:

It is interesting that you label Southwest as "epitomizing the worst thing about a flight" and yet they rank ahead of Continental in this "admired companies" list.

That's funny, I consider the worst things about a flight the exorbitant fares that most airlines charge and the surly cabin crew that greets me. Southwest epitomizes neither of those attributes.

So which is it, is the Fortune list correct, or are you picking and choosing which airlines are deserving of public praise?


User currently offlineNycank From United States of America, joined May 2000, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

To be considered truely global, an airline has to fly atleast a few continents no ?  . So how many does SouthWest fly to, to be considered global ? :-P


User currently offlineRepublic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day ago) and read 1110 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.



User currently offlineFlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day ago) and read 1107 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.


User currently offlineTWAneedsNOHelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 21 hours ago) and read 1093 times:

This is a crock of sh*t. UA #5 most globally admired air company??? UA has more problems than Boris Yeltsin's accountant. United? Its about as united as my ass. IMHO of course.

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