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History Of "Continental West"?  
User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3120 posts, RR: 13
Posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1240 times:
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I found this photo (of a CO aircraft with "Continental West" titles) in the database while checking out old photos of Continental Airlines. Could somebody tell me the history of the "Continental West" experiment? Did it last as long as Continental Lite?


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Photo © Bob Beach



While you're at it, please tell me about "Houston Proud Express" service offered by Continental in the 1980s. Thanks for your help!

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User currently offlineCmk10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1190 times:

All I know about CO West was that it was designed to compete against PSA and Air Cal, I belive once they were taken over CO West disapeered.
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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6836 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1175 times:

FWIW:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/60643/


User currently offlineErj-145mech From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 306 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1118 times:

The Houston Proud Express was operated by Emerald Airlines, from Austin, TX, contracted by CO and had a shuttle DC-9-20 that operated from HOU to IAH. The time frame was in the late 80's. The airplane was painted in and maintenance was performed by Emerald in Conroe, TX, (CXO) approx 25 miles north of IAH. The paint job was inspired by then Houston's mayor Kathy Whitmire's "Houston Proud" PR campain.

Dave
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User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3120 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1088 times:
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Thanks for all the info; I'd love to read more if anyone can add details.

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