Continental Airlines first flew in 1934 under the name Varney Speed Lines, named after its founder, Walter T. Varney. Continental was the second airline company Walter founded, just a few short years after starting United Airlines.
Continental Airlines became Continental in 1937 after new owner Robert F. Six purchased the company. Under the name Continental, the airline has gone through an up-and-down history, including a 1981 acquisition by Texas Air Corporation, followed by two bankruptcies, the events of 9/11, and the 2007-2008 run-up on jet fuel prices. Remarkably, Continental Airlines continues to operate over 3,000 flights a day and is known as one of the best airlines in the industry today.
Continental Airlines is headquartered in Houston, Texas and runs its hubs out of Cleveland, Guam, Houston, and Newark.
Original Technorati articles tagged “continental airlines”
Flier Satisfaction Up First Time in Four Years
Study shows satisfaction with airlines is up for the first time in four years. True?by kaleeltvp / on Jun 9, 2010
Flying? Don't Forget to Pack Your Lunch
Continental to save an estimated $35 million by passing food costs to passengers.by atlassue / on Mar 16, 2010
Continental Now Charging For Exit Row Seating
How much would you pay for extra leg-room? Continental now has a fee for that.by atlassue / on Mar 4, 2010
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… Ignore the above headline. We don’t really know when American Airlines and parent AMR will exit bankruptcy proceedings and close their merger with US Airways Group. But if the past is any guide, it looks like they’ll finish up by the end of August. We looked at nine bankruptcies of major U.S. airlines ...5 days ago
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