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by drdivo
Sun Jul 03, 2005 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Chance Of Seeing CO In VIE?
Replies: 58
Views: 5959

RE: Any Chance Of Seeing CO In VIE?

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by drdivo
Sun Jul 03, 2005 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Location Of Airline Corporation Headquarters
Replies: 83
Views: 6844

RE: Location Of Airline Corporation Headquarters

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by drdivo
Sat Jun 11, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Looking For 777s - New Rumors
Replies: 70
Views: 11619

RE: CO Looking For 777s - New Rumors

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by drdivo
Sat Jun 11, 2005 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Looking For 777s - New Rumors
Replies: 70
Views: 11619

RE: CO Looking For 777s - New Rumors

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by drdivo
Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Opens IAH Terminal A
Replies: 44
Views: 5394

RE: CO Opens IAH Terminal A

HAS' 10 year master plans includes two proposals to demolish the entire <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> terminal structure, and replace the whole "shootin' match" (as we would say here in Texas.) One of these proposes to replace the ter...

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by drdivo
Fri Jun 03, 2005 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's 1st ARN Flight Has Winglets...
Replies: 26
Views: 6367

RE: CO's 1st ARN Flight Has Winglets...

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NY<acronym title="DAS Air Limited (Kenya)">SE</acronym>: CAL) today announced that the first of its Boeing 757-200 aircraft equipped with Aviation Partners Boeing Blended Winglets(TM) has entered revenue service. The addition of the wi...

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by drdivo
Wed May 25, 2005 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO To Increase Number Of Flights To Oslo, Norway
Replies: 35
Views: 7305

RE: CO To Increase Number Of Flights To Oslo, Norway

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by drdivo
Fri May 06, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Cross Privileges On DL & CO
Replies: 8
Views: 3754

RE: Elite Cross Privileges On DL & CO

Continental's website is silent as to how <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> Medallions are treated. <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>'s web guru should be taken out and whipped - there is no readily found information about Medallion benefits on partner carriers ot...

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by drdivo
Fri May 06, 2005 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Arpey "consider Closing Love Field"
Replies: 86
Views: 8757

RE: AA's Arpey "consider Closing Love Field"

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by drdivo
Sat Apr 09, 2005 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The King (Southwest) Has No Clothes!
Replies: 123
Views: 12823

RE: The King (Southwest) Has No Clothes!

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by drdivo
Sat Apr 09, 2005 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The King (Southwest) Has No Clothes!
Replies: 123
Views: 12823

RE: The King (Southwest) Has No Clothes!

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by drdivo
Sat Apr 09, 2005 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The King (Southwest) Has No Clothes!
Replies: 123
Views: 12823

RE: The King (Southwest) Has No Clothes!

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by drdivo
Sat Apr 09, 2005 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The King (Southwest) Has No Clothes!
Replies: 123
Views: 12823

RE: The King (Southwest) Has No Clothes!

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by drdivo
Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Next For CO?
Replies: 97
Views: 8568

RE: Whats Next For CO?

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by drdivo
Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Next For CO?
Replies: 97
Views: 8568

RE: Whats Next For CO?

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by drdivo
Thu Apr 07, 2005 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Next For CO?
Replies: 97
Views: 8568

RE: Whats Next For CO?

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by drdivo
Thu Apr 07, 2005 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO To Start EWR-New Delhi
Replies: 116
Views: 17952

RE: CO To Start EWR-New Delhi

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by drdivo
Thu Apr 07, 2005 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO To Start EWR-New Delhi
Replies: 116
Views: 17952

RE: CO To Start EWR-New Delhi

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by drdivo
Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO To Start EWR-New Delhi
Replies: 116
Views: 17952

RE: CO To Start EWR-New Delhi

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by drdivo
Sun Apr 03, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Continuously Operating Flight Number....
Replies: 29
Views: 5755

RE: Longest Continuously Operating Flight Number....

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by drdivo
Wed Mar 30, 2005 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Blue To London?
Replies: 53
Views: 13378

RE: Jet Blue To London?

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by drdivo
Sat Mar 26, 2005 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340-500 Cargo Capacity: 0.7 Tonnes!
Replies: 66
Views: 12440

RE: A340-500 Cargo Capacity: 0.7 Tonnes!

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by drdivo
Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AirTran And America West Buy 50/50 Stake In ATA
Replies: 44
Views: 8251

Rumor: AirTran And America West Buy 50/50 Stake In ATA

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by drdivo
Wed Mar 23, 2005 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, CO, Why No 747?
Replies: 50
Views: 10012

RE: AA, CO, Why No 747?

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by drdivo
Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Neidl: Continental Tops Bankruptcy Watch
Replies: 21
Views: 3883

RE: Neidl: Continental Tops Bankruptcy Watch

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by drdivo
Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Going Bankrupt At 1.5 Billion
Replies: 60
Views: 13248

RE: AA Going Bankrupt At 1.5 Billion

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by drdivo
Wed Mar 02, 2005 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8313

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

>>As far as the pilots go as I sit here looking at the underinflated pay scale I don't see where there is room for cuts <a href="http://www.airlinepilotpay.com/cal/cal.htm" target=_blank>http://www.airlinepilotpay.com/cal/cal.htm</a> Their pay scales were never anywhere inflated as say Delta's were....

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by drdivo
Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cheesy Airport Names: Jetport, WorldGateway...
Replies: 47
Views: 6694

RE: Cheesy Airport Names: Jetport, WorldGateway...

I thought we always called it "Interplanetary Airport." Houston's Intercontinental Airport has been so named since the mid 1950s when KLM began to fly here (<acronym title="Houston - William P. Hobby (HOU / KHOU), USA - Texas">HOU</acronym>) from <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Ne...

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by drdivo
Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8313

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

AA767400, I just bet you're wrong. <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> will continue to position themselves as a premium product among all the carriers in the US, legacy or not. Their aircraft will remain clean and neat, their passengers fed during meal times, and their schedule...

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by drdivo
Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8313

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

They acquired eight 753s from ATA; Boeing is paying for the re-configuration, re-do of the interiors and the re-painting, and delivering them expecting only the first month's lease payment.

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by drdivo
Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees
Replies: 128
Views: 8313

RE: CO Gets Pay Reductions From Its Employees

While I am immensely pleased that Continental was able to obtain these agreements (over the weekend, it wasn't at all certain, and the company video led one to believe that more harsh measures probably would have followed if they had not done,) my friends who work at 1600HQ tell me that productivity...

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by drdivo
Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO To PEK
Replies: 40
Views: 6794

RE: CO To PEK

This from a good friend in upper management at CO less than 120 seconds ago:

Interesting.
I have not heard anything around here.
There are no internal job postings for China.

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by drdivo
Thu Sep 18, 2003 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Aligns NonePass With ScrewMiles!
Replies: 86
Views: 4916

RE: CO Aligns NonePass With ScrewMiles!

AirZim - Thank you for your opinion. The Continental OnePass website and email that I got (as an Elite OnePass member) clearly state that fare classes Q, S, T & L will accumulate 50% of Elite mileage, but will accumulate zero Elite segments. The thing that distinguished OnePass from other programs w...

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by drdivo
Wed Sep 17, 2003 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Aligns NonePass With ScrewMiles!
Replies: 86
Views: 4916

RE: CO Aligns NonePass With ScrewMiles!

I agree with nickofatlanta's statements. As I read the changes yesterday, it was very clear to me that Elite status is going, now, to be reserved for only the very few who fly walk-up fares, F & J. Most coach tickets don't qualify for the Elite mileage/segment accumulation anymore. This is just a hu...

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by drdivo
Tue Sep 16, 2003 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental & Frank Lorenzo In The 80s
Replies: 20
Views: 8443

RE: Continental & Frank Lorenzo In The 80s

People think that <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> merged with PeoplExpress and Frontier - what really happened with PeoplExpress was that the airline was literally about to fail - in default on its financing and unable to make payroll, and <acronym title="Continental Airline...

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by drdivo
Mon Sep 15, 2003 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO TriStar?
Replies: 4
Views: 1922

RE: CO TriStar?

CO and <acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain)">EA</acronym> never merged. A goodly number of <acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain)">EA</acronym>'s A300s migrated over to <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>, along with two former Iran Air A300s. <acronym ti...

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by drdivo
Mon Sep 08, 2003 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest To Hawaii?
Replies: 54
Views: 6830

RE: Southwest To Hawaii?

In the most recent thread that talked this subject to death, someone pointed out that none of <acronym title="Air Namibia">SW</acronym>'s equipment has overwater gear, and that they can't fly any of their aircraft more than 50 miles from shore. Of course, they could change all that, but we've seen t...

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by drdivo
Sat Sep 06, 2003 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Fantasy Continental Livery
Replies: 22
Views: 3871

RE: New Fantasy Continental Livery

The word isn't plane [sic,] it's refined. Simple, timeless, clean. The hint of gold striping along the bottom provides separation and elegance, the tail and logo are among the best, the titles plain and clear. Plus, if you've noticed, they keep their fleet spotless (except for the <acronym title="Ai...

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by drdivo
Sat Sep 06, 2003 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should United Update Its Current Livery?
Replies: 33
Views: 4135

RE: Should United Update Its Current Livery?

On the one hand, I agree with EmiratesA345 that they should focus on making money, but I remember back when Bethune took over <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> in 1993 - half the fleet was still in the orange/red/gold color scheme - even though they were almost broke, he got t...

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by drdivo
Sat Sep 06, 2003 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Caught A Gate Agent In A Lie
Replies: 85
Views: 6260

RE: Ever Caught A Gate Agent In A Lie

I have two stories about being lied to by a gate agent - the first was flying CoEx in Cleveland (<acronym title="Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE / KCLE), USA - Ohio">CLE</acronym>-AZO.) We were bussed out to the aircraft, boarded, checklists complete, door closed, and started to taxi. As we t...

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by drdivo
Mon Sep 01, 2003 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying In The US Pre De-segragation Era
Replies: 4
Views: 4383

RE: Flying In The US Pre De-segragation Era

I have never seen anything about segregated facilities in the airline business in all my reading and research. Was generally imposed by local governments and state governments. It is unlikely that this became much of an issue for airlines, as very, very few people could afford to fly during the year...

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by drdivo
Sat Aug 30, 2003 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was The L1011 A Success?
Replies: 24
Views: 4030

RE: Was The L1011 A Success?

Don't forget that the DC-10 program only sold a handful of more commercial aircraft than the TriStar - I think the program total was 275 - had Douglas not sold the <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-10 Extender program, the DC-10 would have been nearly an equal commercia...

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by drdivo
Wed Aug 27, 2003 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Seats In AA's F/C/Y For 763 And 777?
Replies: 1
Views: 5424

RE: How Many Seats In AA's F/C/Y For 763 And 777?

I could do this for you, but, just as a suggestion - go to http://www.aa.com and check for "seat maps."

Or, go to http://www.seatguru.com, pull down "American" then the aircraft you want, and check out the different configurations.

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by drdivo
Wed Aug 27, 2003 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Caledonian Advert
Replies: 5
Views: 2943

RE: British Caledonian Advert

Oh, my! I remember that ad! Of course, BCal's first entry into the US market was to Houston; I had just moved here, and I remember those ads vividly!

Things have come a LOONG way, haven't they?

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by drdivo
Tue Aug 26, 2003 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Airlines
Replies: 19
Views: 3015

RE: Continental Airlines

I've flown <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> enough to have been Silver Elite five times, Gold once and Platinum once. Uniformly, they have been friendly, professional and gracious. The aircraft have been clean and well maintained. They have better coach class service than any...

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by drdivo
Thu Aug 21, 2003 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airlines Had Round-the-globe Services?
Replies: 30
Views: 4536

RE: Which Airlines Had Round-the-globe Services?

TWA had round the world service in the early 1970s. They agreed to discontinue it in broad agreements on competition with Pan Am during the first fuel crisis, which was officially allowed by the US government, even though it was an anti-trust violation. Pan Am had round the world flights, as did <ac...

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by drdivo
Tue Aug 19, 2003 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Big Airports Have Not Had A Crash?
Replies: 83
Views: 8560

RE: What Big Airports Have Not Had A Crash?

Rkmcswain: There was another incident at <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym>, longer ago than that - maybe ten years ago - a Gulftstream I (turbo prop) crashed right off the airport property at <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercon...

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by drdivo
Tue Aug 19, 2003 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Big Airports Have Not Had A Crash?
Replies: 83
Views: 8560

RE: What Big Airports Have Not Had A Crash?

IAH had a corporate Gulfstream 1 crash with fatalities several years ago. No commercial scheduled crashes with injuries or fatalities. They had the DC-9 gear up landing, with no injuries [and two fired pilots.] <acronym title="Houston - William P. Hobby (HOU / KHOU), USA - Texas">HOU</acronym>, to m...

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by drdivo
Wed Jul 16, 2003 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO EWR-DEL Idea Is Dead.
Replies: 8
Views: 3947

CO EWR-DEL Idea Is Dead.

Word from some insiders today is that the proposed DEL flight that <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> was floating has been axed. Other routes in consideration instead are <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>-MOW, <acronym...

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by drdivo
Sat Jul 12, 2003 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?
Replies: 107
Views: 9276

RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

The first flight I had was a PanAm Boeing 707-300 series intercontinental on a charter flight for Youth for Understanding from Detroit to Hamburg...

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