Continental Airlines Flights

Once the fourth largest flight carrier in terms of passenger miles flown, Continental Airlines resigned its position and merged with United Airlines in 2010. This made the competition stronger between United Airlines and Delta Air Lines, two of the largest commercial flight companies in the USA today.

United Airlines would not be in its current high position in the industry if not for Continental Airlines. This aviation company started out in 1934 with the initiative of Walter Varney. He began operation using Lockheed Vega, a small four-person plane. The emerging demand for air travel then increased in the 1950s. Continental Airlines used this idea to develop the economy class, which made the flight carrier prosper through the years.

Expansion came into effect in the 1960s until the commercial airline flew travellers between various locations in the United States and some parts of the world. By 2001, Continental Airlines was flying passengers constantly from Newark to Hong Kong via the North circumpolar route. This growth, however, put forward talks to merge with United Airlines in 2008.

Why Fly with Continental Airlines

How to Check In

Flights coming from Continental Airlines used to have airport check-in where travellers are required to come at least two to three hours before take-off. Documentary requirements are often required, especially when heading to other countries. The airlines also used to offer online check-in at least 24 hours before departure. This method is applicable to almost all flights except those going to Australia and those coming from Dublin and Shannon in Ireland.


When Continental Airlines was in operation, there are three classes of service: BusinessFirst, First Class, and Economy Class.

Booking Fees

Charges will depend on the flight route, class of service, and other relevant flight details for each passenger.

Inflight Services

Complimentary meals were often offered in First Class while free meals are the rule for BusinessFirst travellers. Economy Class passengers are also offered meals, but they are charged with the fare. Free special meal options were also included in the menu for flights going between certain routes. These special meals included a selection of Child, Gluten Intolerant, Hindu vegetarian, Kosher, Vegan, and more. Inflight entertainment was also the norm for Boeing 767 aircraft. There was an Audio-Video On-Demand in every seat back. There was also a personal television with a tape system. Power supply was also offered in this type of aircraft. More privileges were provided for OnePass members who frequently flew with Continental Airlines. This allowed travellers to get free tickets and other perks in exchange for miles accumulated after every airline trip.

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