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Airline competition has become an international team game

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Continental Airlines was deep in merger talks with United Airlines in April 2008 as soaring fuel costs seemed to threaten their survival.
A linkup of the two carriers would have allowed them to combine networks and consolidate airport operations, trim flights and staff and gain pricing power with suppliers and consumers.
It would have put them [...]


Continental Pilots Say No Deal On Pay, Benefits

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The pilots’ union at Continental Airlines Inc. said Wednesday they have reached tentative agreements on parts of a new contract but not on major issues including pay and benefits.
The union and the company have been negotiating since July 2007 on a deal to update the current contract, which became amendable on Wednesday.
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Flight Attendant Loses In Bid To Sue Continental

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A former flight attendant for Continental Airlines who was fired for inappropriate behavior on a flight in 2002 has lost an attempt to sue the company for age discrimination.
In a ruling released Monday, a state appeals court upheld a lower court ruling dismissing the lawsuit filed by Melissa Mersmann and ordering her to pay $2,500 [...]


Continental To Test Flight Powered By Biofuel

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Continental Airlines Inc. said Monday it will test the use of a biofuel blend to power one of its jetliners on a flight that won’t carry any passengers.
Airlines are studying the use of alternative fuels to help deal with volatile jet fuel prices that spiked to record highs this summer, and to reduce emissions of [...]


Continental Airlines ‘Comfortable’ With Bookings

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Continental Airlines Inc. said Thursday that advanced bookings are filling up a higher percentage of seats on U.S. flights than they were a year ago.
That’s possible even at a time of weak demand for air travel because Continental has far fewer seats to sell – about 8 percent less capacity on its flagship service, and [...]


Continental’s Flight Attendant Gets Car For Perfect Attendance

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A Continental Micronesia employee who posted a perfect attendance from January to July this year received a car for her dedication and reliability.
Guam-based flight attendant Irene Redona-Carle, a 14-year veteran and Japanese language speaker, received an invitation to Houston to meet with Larry Kellner, Continental Airlines chief executive officer and chairman, and Jeff Smisek, [...]


Boeing Airlines Testing Algae Oil As Jet Fuel

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Boeing, airlines and engine makers are testing jet fuel made from algae and a nonfood plant called jatropha.
Continental Airlines says it will test the biofuel on a demonstration flight, with no passengers, Jan. 7 in Houston.
One of the engines of the Boeing 737-800 will be powered with a mix of jet fuel and fuel derived [...]


Continental Airlines To Test Biofuel On 737

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Continental Airlines said it will partner with Boeing Co. to test a 737-800 using biofuel in Houston on Jan. 7.
No passengers will be on the flight, which the Houston airline (NYSE: CAL) said will be partially fueled by biofuel made from algae and jatropha plants. The fuel will be used in one of the Boeing [...]



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