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Continental Airlines Joins Star Alliance

By October 28, 2009 No Comments

Continental Airlines’ much anticipated entrance into the Star Alliance took place on Tuesday, October 27. Continental brings its young fleet, flier-friendly services and over 60 NEW destinations to the world’s largest airline network. An integral part of Continental’s move to the Star Alliance will be its codeshare agreement with United Airlines. While this agreement will allow travelers to purchase flights on approximately 400 codeshare routes (mainly domestic and Trans-Atlantic) it also heralds the decision by both carriers to synergize best-in-class features for frequent fliers. In fact United recently announced plans to match Continental’s Elite Upgrade policies on its domestic routes beginning 2nd quarter 2010.

So what do you think? A good move for Continental? The Star Alliance? Please share your thoughts with us.

In the meantime, for answers to any questions about what this development means for your OnePass or Mileage Plus accounts or the Star Alliance in general, call Christopherson/Andavo Travel and our travel advisors will be glad to assist.

Krista Maurer

Krista Maurer

Krista Erçin-Maurer is the Marketing Manager at Christopherson Business Travel. She has worked in marketing for 15 years, six of them in the travel industry. Hailing from the beautiful coast of South Carolina, Krista has an affinity for philanthropy, politics, travel, FSU football, and gourmet cheese.

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