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What Was CO Hoping To Achieve Here :(  
User currently offlineJetBlue320 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

Just what was Continental Hoping to achieve with this. I think Lorenzo was a moron.
OI VEY

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User currently offlineJason Seiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

Hoping to achieve with what? All you did was post an airliners.net logo....

User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

Yes, what are you talking about?

User currently offlineNW-ELITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

I think he was saying what was he going to do with a 747.

User currently offlineJetBlue320 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1631 times:

Nope, This stupid thing always posts that logo when I try to post an image. Here, I will try again



and if that doesn't work

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?id=013935


User currently offlineNW-ELITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1598 times:

Let me try:
Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Thomas millard



User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

If you are talking about Continental's "proud express" service between Houston's Intercontinental and Hobby Airports, I have no idea. It sounds pretty stupid and pointless to me.

User currently offlineJetBlue320 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

Yes, That is what I was talking about

User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1555 times:

It was a shuttle that ran for years between HOU and IAH, and was very, very popular for many, many years. But then again, that's before both of you boys were born.  Big grin



User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5516 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

I thought it was a good idea. How many flights leave Hobby to Europe or Asia!? How many people want to drive to DFW? Just take the shuttle from DAL-IAH! I'd do it! Just instead of using a slow bus, they use a fast plane!

Continental


User currently offlineJason Seiple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

Doesn't CO (or at least Express) still run flights from IAH to HOU and other airports nearby?
I recall pricing some flights to Houston last year and it was actually cheaper to connect through IAH and go to HOU than to terminate at IAH with Continental (thanks Southwest?). Very popular with connecting traffic going downtown....


User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

Continental, it wasn't from Love Field to Intercontinental, it was from Houston Hobby to Houston Intercontinental. It was origianlly a DC-9-10 that ran the route, and eventually the "Houston Proud Express" was replaced with COEX turboprops. CO shut down Hobby completely after 9-11. At one time, CO had flights from HOU to EWR, CLE, IAH and LAX. Now, the only other airport served by CO is COEX flights from IAH to Ellington Field (EFD).


User currently offlineNW-ELITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

They should put up that HOU-EWR on 735 again. I know it never flew but that would be convenient and probably easier for upgrades!

User currently offlineJetBlue320 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

How much was the fare for it? The Express Service that is.

User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5170 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1449 times:

The flights from Hobby to IAH are convenient for those living on the southside of Houston. When the flights were still active-pre-9/11-they flew EMB120s and 737s. The flight is included in the fare of your connecting flight. It makes since because you get 500 onepass miles for a 15min-20min. The Ellington Field service is very convenient because it serves Clear Lake and Galveston area and parking is free at EFD. The 737s that ran IAH-HOU were extensions of other flights from IAH.


Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offlineBaxter From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

CO had a sizeable maintenance operation at Hobby.

User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1403 times:

There were never any thru flights running from somewhere-IAH-HOU. They were strictly shuttle flights. And if you were flying from anywhere to HOU through IAH, there was no extra charge for the shuttle flight.

And yes, despite the fact that CO no longer flies to HOU, there's a big MX base there. It was going to be outsourced a few years back, but the employees convinced Gordon that they could do the job just as cost-efficient as outsourced labor. They proved to to Gordon, so the MX base continues to be run by CO employees.


User currently offlineExnonrev From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 621 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1389 times:

Ever try driving from Clear Lake or Friendswood to catch an 8 AM flight at IAH? The city limits of Houston cover over 500 square miles. (second only to Los Angeles) Our traffic is often worse.

The HOU and EFD flights are among the few good things to come out of the Lorenzo era.


User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5170 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1377 times:

The 737-300s that flew from IAH to HOU originated at LGA. The flight left IAH at about 9pm. The 737s have been off of the skeds for some time now however. You are right that the Brasilias do not run any other flights.


Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offlineMah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32691 posts, RR: 72
Reply 19, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1373 times:

Sounded like a good idea. There are other inter-city routes too. Continental Connection still flies FLL-MIA. Needless to say, only once a week (Wed) and only in one direction. Chalk's flies FLL-MPB (Downtown Miami) twice daily. I believe UA used to fly SFO-OAK (anyone confirm this), and they still fly LAX-ONT. Any airlines ever try any other inter-City routes? JFK-EWR? DFW-DAL? ORD-MDW?


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User currently offlineTWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1351 times:

There is no JFK-EWR service.

By car how far away is Hobby from Intercontinental? Is it like flights from Miami to Fort Lauderdale, about 50 minutes by car.


User currently offlineJimbobjoe From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 653 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days ago) and read 1303 times:

I remember that United Express used to have flights between CLE and CAK. Most people these days would consider the two cities part of the same metropolitan area...Akron being about 60-75 minutes away from CLE and Canton 75-90 minutes.

User currently offlineMah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32691 posts, RR: 72
Reply 22, posted (12 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1288 times:

TWA, 50 minutes from Miami to Ft. Lauderdale? Sure from downtown to downtown, but they are only about 20-25 minutes apart by car. CO's 1900D flight takes 25 minutes, for some reason. DL also used to fly the MIA-FLL route with 763s!


a.
User currently offlineVistajetstew From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1286 times:

It's probably about an hour from Hobby to IAH by car (depending on the miserable traffic.) CO stopped the shuttle for several years during the many bankruptsies. Then, in 1994 or 95 they re-inaugurated the service an initially called it the "Hobby Hop." It was flown in the beginning by Continental Express ATRs. The occasion was marked by a small celebration and some promotional scenic flights with the restored Continental DC-3. I was lucky enough to have been one of only two male flight attendants ever trained to work the CO historical society's DC-3, a former Trans Texas aircraft. We had quite an audience each time we taxied back up to the terminal at Hobby. Sorry....just had to gloat a little since that was one of the coolest things I've done in my career.  Smokin cool

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