Continental Airlines, R.I.P. 1934-2011

 

Old Nov 30, 11, 10:12 am
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Continental Airlines, R.I.P. 1934-2011

Today, Continental Airlines no longer exists after the combination of FAA Operating Certificates. All "Continental Flights" will have a callsign of United.

Goodbye, Continental and we thank you.

- HF
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Old Nov 30, 11, 10:28 am
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The name "Continental" does not exist, but it's actually the United operating certificate that was sunset, and they're using the legacy Continental operating certificate with the name "United." It's much like how they're doing a lot of the items in the merger. Continental is by no means dead.

Channel 9 will be interesting -- I'm sure controllers will accidentally say "Continental" here or there, especially when visually referring to aircraft, as the paintjob is Continental.
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Old Nov 30, 11, 10:30 am
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Yes I know...but the name is dead.
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So, will the pre-flight safety videos on all flights be the UA version, starting today?
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Good bye, CO
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Old Nov 30, 11, 12:08 pm
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Now Gordon can come back and run the show.
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Old Nov 30, 11, 12:18 pm
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It ain't dead yet until the website changes to say United. As of now, it's still Continental.
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Old Nov 30, 11, 12:30 pm
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Don't worry too much, the globe is on the tail and CO processes and policies are now taking the dominant position
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Old Nov 30, 11, 12:37 pm
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Originally Posted by UA-NYC View Post
Don't worry too much, the globe is on the tail and CO processes and policies are now taking the dominant position
Obviously, but there is still some nostalgia for a now defunct name.
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Old Nov 30, 11, 12:47 pm
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Originally Posted by channa View Post
as the paintjob is Continental.
Indeed. The huge "UNITED" down the side of the body just screams it.


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So, will the pre-flight safety videos on all flights be the UA version, starting today?
No. The flights will still be marketed as CO and from a passenger perspective there are still two different carriers. The only difference is in the FAA call-sign and some operational procedures that don't really affect customers.
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Old Nov 30, 11, 12:47 pm
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All "Continental Flights" will have a callsign of United.
I still think they should use "Varney" as the call sign.
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Old Nov 30, 11, 12:56 pm
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Wink I now pronounce you...

Think of it as a marriage where the wife is taking her husband's name, but she's the one calling the shots? "Yes, Dear..."
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Old Nov 30, 11, 1:26 pm
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Originally Posted by HobokenFlyer View Post
Today, Continental Airlines no longer exists after the combination of FAA Operating Certificates. All "Continental Flights" will have a callsign of United.

Goodbye, Continental and we thank you.

- HF
Actually RIP United Airlines is more accurate.
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Originally Posted by Here2There View Post
Actually RIP United Airlines is more accurate.
Originally Posted by UA-NYC View Post
Don't worry too much, the globe is on the tail and CO processes and policies are now taking the dominant position
+1
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Originally Posted by Here2There View Post
Actually RIP United Airlines is more accurate.
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