Please.....Continental does not fly to Heathrow on its own. It code shares with Virgin Atlantic from Newark,
JFK, Boston, Washington DC, and other Virgin gate-
ways. It purchases a block of seats on VS aircraft
and places its CO on the flight. Aircraft, crew, and
all handling is done by Virgin.
At Heathrow Airport, Continental has its desk for
customer service and handling issues next to the
counters for Virgin flights.
The two airlines also code-share on each other's
flights to Gatwick from Newark.