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Fri Jun 08, 2001 7:14 am

Why did Continental discontinue the Newark-Santiago Chile flight? When I was a ramp agent at EWR I use to work on those flights, and those flight were always full. It doesn't make sense to dicontinue a flight that the planes were full. Was it because they have a widebody shortage, and does anyone know if Continental will resume this service in the near future? And one more question does Continental and Alitalia codeshare anymore or was it discontinued?

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RE: Continental

Fri Jun 08, 2001 8:14 am

Continental changed the non-stop EWR-SCL (DC-10)flight into EWR-LIM-SCL (757). CO wanted to make Lima into a sort of a mini-hub. They had 5th freedom rights on the LIM-SCL flight and also the LIM-VVI (Santa Cruz, Bolivia) flight that originated in IAH. The Peruvian government decided to withdraw CO's 5th freedom rights on these routes. I think that it was in retaliation to the US government not allowing Peruvian registered aircraft to fly into the USA. CO then dropped SCL and VVI completely.
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RE: Continental

Fri Jun 08, 2001 12:05 pm


EWR-SCL in a 757? Why does CO have so many trans-continental flights in narrow bodies?
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Crazy Continental

Fri Jun 08, 2001 2:56 pm

What the heck is wrong with Continental?????

I would get chlostraphobic on a narrow-body Int'l Flight.


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