Continental Airlines

Continental Airlines was an American airline that was one of the country’s largest airlines before merging with United Airlines in 2012. Initially established in Texas under the name of Varney Speed Lines in 1934, Continental Airlines eventually became a dominant force in regional aviation and was a member of both SkyTeam and Star Alliance over its history. Out of its hubs in Cleveland, Houston, Guam and Newark, the airline flew to a large number of both domestic and international destinations and at one point was operating over 2,400 flights every day. After officially announcing a stock-swap deal in 2010, Continental Airlines was successfully merged with United Airlines in 2012.

*This information is correct as of April 2017

Why Fly with Continental Airlines

How to Check in

Passengers who were flying with Continental Airlines had the option to check-in over the web or do things the old fashioned way by checking in at the airport. Checking in over the web was possible up to 24 hours before scheduled flight departure times and also enabled passengers to print off a boarding pass or receive one to their mobile device. Alternatively, checking in at a kiosk was also a viable option and also allowed travelers to print off a boarding pass.

Baggage Allowances and Fees

Continental Airlines flew to a wide range of destinations across the globe, so baggage allowances and fees varied considerably depending on your destination. While travelers were allowed to bring a bag on board without any additional charge, those wishing to check-in baggage into the hold would need to pay a fee for this privilege on almost all flights. Exact fees varied according to your final destination and allowed travelers to check-in more than one bag if necessary. In order to comply with international regulations, no single item of baggage was allowed to exceed 32kg in weight. Certain passengers would be exempt from paying any baggage fees including frequent flyer program members and First and Business Class travelers.

On Board Service

Travelers with Continental Airlines had the option to fly in regular Economy Class or upgrade to the Premium First and Business Class cabin (BusinessFirst) for a superior traveling experience. In BusinessFirst passengers could look forward to lie-back seats and a wide selection of gourmet meals. In Economy Class travelers were afforded ample legroom with a seat pitch of 31-32 inches and served up complimentary beverages, with the option to purchase alcoholic drinks also available.

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