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CONTINENTAL AIRLINES INFORMATION
Continental Airlines (IATA: CO, ICAO: COA, and Callsign: Continental) (NYSE: CAL) is an American airline.
Based in Houston, Texas, it is the 5th largest airline in the U.S. and the 6th largest in the world. Continental's tagline, since 1998, has been Work Hard, Fly Right.
Continental flies to destinations throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia from its three hubs at at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (in Houston, TX), Newark Liberty International Airport (in Newark, NJ near New York City), and Hopkins International Airport (in Cleveland, OH). Additionally, its affiliate airline, Continental Micronesia, covers cities in Hawaii, Polynesia, Micronesia, Australia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia from its hub at Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport in Guam.
Continental is a minority owner of ExpressJet Airlines, which operates under the trade name Continental Express. Cape Air, Colgan Air, CommutAir, and Gulfstream International Airlines feed Continental's flights under the "Continental Connection" name.
Since September 2004, Continental has been a member of the SkyTeam Alliance, which it joined alongside Northwest Airlines and KLM. Previously, it was part of the now-defunct Wings Alliance. In addition to extensive code-share arrangements with SkyTeam partner airlines such as Delta Air Lines, the airline also code-shares with Amtrak to some cities in the northeastern United States, and with SNCF French Rail to stations in France.
Continental's fleet consists entirely of two-class aircraft (First and Economy on domestic flights, and "BusinessFirst" and Economy on international flights). The fleet comprises the following aircraft (at January 2006):
In addition, Continental and Boeing announced on December 29, 2004, that the airline had agreed to purchase 10 787-824 aircraft from Boeing, with first delivery starting in 2009. This makes Continental the first major US airline, and second US carrier overall (after Primaris Airlines) to order the new advanced plane from Boeing.
Continental Airlines was one of three carriers (American Airlines and Delta Air Lines being the other two) to sign an exclusivity agreement with Boeing in the late 1990s. When Boeing acquired McDonnell Douglas, the European Union forced Boeing to void the contracts. However, both parties have been adhering to and intend to adhere to the terms under a gentlemen's agreement.
CONTINENTAL AIRLINES ENTERTAINMENT
The world's fifth-largest airline and has hubs in Cleveland, Houston, and New York, has been a bit slow to add in-seat fun. In 2007, Continental began upgrading 767s and 777s, particularly in Business-First class, with in-seat power and entertainment.
Continental Airlines Video: Overhead screens are installed on most planes. Domestic Boeing 767s and 777s have in-seat screens in Business-First cabins, with Audio Video On Demand (AVOD), which allows customers to choose from up to 25 movies and 25 television programs.
Continental Airlines Music: Nearly two dozen stations on most planes. Planes with AVOD offer access to 50 albums' worth of songs.
Continental Airlines Games: On the 767s and 777s, up to 25 games, including Invasion.
Continental Airlines Power: Continental offers the EmPower system, allowing you to plug in and power up on the Boeing 737-800 and 757-200. There are two units per row, located between each power enabled seat just below the seat cushion. The Boeing 767 has one Power unit for each power enabled two seat unit.
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