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Continental Starting Montreal-Houston

Thu Jan 31, 2002 10:22 am

Starting June 2 through Oct 26, Continental Airlines will commence daily non-stop service from YUL-IAH using a 737-500. And from Oct 27 daily service excluding Saturdays.

This is great news! It's about time! I'm sure this is because of the fall of YUL-DFW, but I'm sure the route will be re-intrduced to 1 daily.
 
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RE: Continental Starting Montreal-Houston

Thu Jan 31, 2002 10:26 am

That's nice. I've heard the 2x2 Air Canada Dly from Houston to Calagary and Toronto are doing well.

thanks for the info. ciao
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RE: Continental Starting Montreal-Houston

Thu Jan 31, 2002 10:54 am

I agree, its about time!

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RE: Continental Starting Montreal-Houston

Thu Jan 31, 2002 11:00 am

Just in time for the Montreal Jazz Festival.....much better than New Orleans.
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Noise
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RE: Continental Starting Montreal-Houston

Thu Jan 31, 2002 11:07 am

Both ADM and Houston Airport System were working hard to get this route. Houston predicted that Continental will start in 5 years. Obviously, but happily, it was 1 year.
 
flyyul
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RE: Continental Starting Montreal-Houston

Thu Jan 31, 2002 1:07 pm

A good addition to our route structure. IAH offers great connections to Latin America and Mexico, so im not worreid about this service in the winter. Furthermore, the B737-500 in its 10J/90Y seating is also perfect for starters..

let's hope this route performs..

Mark
 
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RE: Continental Starting Montreal-Houston

Thu Jan 31, 2002 3:16 pm

Wow! This is a very good route for Montreal. AA will probably bring back DFW to compete with CO.
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deltaflyertoo
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RE: Continental Starting Montreal-Houston

Fri Feb 01, 2002 6:31 am

How long of a flight will that be??
 
cba
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RE: Continental Starting Montreal-Houston

Fri Feb 01, 2002 7:24 am

Well, according to Great Circle, the time should be about 3 hours, but with traffic, winds etc, it will be more like 3.5 hours.
 
flyyul
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RE: Continental Starting Montreal-Houston

Fri Feb 01, 2002 8:00 am

Yeah, not so bad...a medium-haul flight, certainly just on the brink of the B737-500's range..


Mark
 
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RE: Continental Starting Montreal-Houston

Fri Feb 01, 2002 8:11 am

I heard a while ago that Continental was thinking about starting IAH-YEG service. Anyone heard anything new?

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Noise
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RE: Continental Starting Montreal-Houston

Sun Feb 03, 2002 12:14 pm

If only AA would resume YUL-DFW. Having two Texas routes would be great! Up until two years ago, we had none!
 
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RE: Continental Starting Montreal-Houston

Sun Feb 03, 2002 5:27 pm

If only United flew there...  Sad

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Noise
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RE: Continental Starting Montreal-Houston

Sun Feb 03, 2002 11:28 pm

Yeah, UA is the only major US airlines that does not fly to YUL.
 
flyyul
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RE: Continental Starting Montreal-Houston

Mon Feb 04, 2002 1:39 am

Yeah that is pretty dissapointing, I think its AC that wants them to stay out..

Mark
 
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RE: Continental Starting Montreal-Houston

Mon Feb 04, 2002 1:44 am

Why? There is no competition, they are Star Alliance!?! I guess AC prefers Montrealers go through YYZ than have a non-stop flight.

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