IAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4025 times:
Found on the CO website, looks March 1999 they were done.
HOUSTON, March 2, 1999 -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAI.B and CAI.A) retires its last Boeing 747 and last 737-200 this week, as it moves closer to having the youngest domestic jet fleet in the U.S. airline industry. The 737-200 retirement is part of Continental’s fleet rejuvenation program and the 747 exit is part of a reduction in Pacific capacity.
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United_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7584 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3946 times:
I remembered seeing them park @ MHV for the longest time over by the animal hospital.There used to be a dumpster there you could climb on and get nice shots of the scrapping area there.Sadly,the area has moved.
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Tpaewr From United States of America, joined May 2001, 456 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3481 times:
They ran LAX-HNL, now and again too. I think it was really just MX rotations, but they did 'em with pax. Very briefly in the late 90s we added a 4th 742 and ran GUM-NGO with it. It must have been over-kill since it only lasted one summer!
There was a plan to return them to mainline CO, flying EWR/IAH-CDG, to support the then new codeshare with AF (V1.0). But the required upgrades for such a move were too much for a mere 4 plane fleet.