Continental AirlinesContinental Airlines is the world's fifth largest airline. Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 2,600 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 132 domestic and 137 international destinations. Continental is a member of Star Alliance, which overall offers more than 21,200 daily flights to 1,172 airports in 181 countries through its 28 member airlines. With more than 40,000 employees, Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and together with its regional partners, carries approximately 63 million passengers per year. Its primary hubs are at three airports, namely Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (Cleveland, Ohio), Newark Liberty International Airport (Newark, New Jersey) and George Bush International Airport (Houston, Texas). From its hubs, Continental Airlines operates flights to several destinations in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe and the Asia Pacific. Continental Airlines offers flights to two major cities of India including New Delhi and Mumbai. For air ticket booking and other related information visit the official website of Continental Airlines. After checking airfares and flight schedules, book online tickets for Continental Airlines flights. Alternatively, Continental Airlines flights can be booked online through MakeMyTrip India. Get the best travel deals and discounted flight tickets on MakeMyTrip India.

Destination & Services

Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 2,600 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 132 domestic and 137 international destinations. Continental Airlines has two classes of travels in its domestic as well as international flights - BusinessFirst / Domestic First Class and International Economy Class / Domestic Economy Class. The flights of Continental Airlines are equipped with in-flight entertainment facility called AVOD (Audio, Video on Demand). On long route flights of Continental Airlines passengers are served delectable meal onboard.

Fleet

Continental Airlines has a fleet of 337 aircrafts that comprise only Boeing aircrafts in 14 variants. The fleet of Continental Airlines consists of Boeing 737 - 500 (34), Boeing 737 - 700 (36), Boeing 737 - 800 (117), Boeing 737 - 900 (12), Boeing 737 - 900ER (30), Boeing 757 - 200 (41), Boeing 757 - 300 (21), Boeing 767 - 200ER (10), Boeing 767 - 400ER (16) and Boeing 777 - 200 ER (20).

Baggage Allowance

Continental Airlines baggage policy allows a passenger a maximum of 2 bags with weight of 50 pounds/ 23 kgs per bag. Any piece over the baggage allowance or baggage that exceeds the size and weight limitations will be subject to additional charges as per Continental Airlines baggage rules. Continental Airlines cabin baggage policy also permits one bag plus one personal item, including a handbag/backpack or a laptop bag per customer to be carried on the aircraft. Continental Airlines baggage must be checked at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure for domestic flights and 60 minutes prior for international flights.

Awards & Recognition

Continental Airlines has consistently earned awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its corporate culture. For nine consecutive years, FORTUNE magazine has ranked Continental as the top U.S. airline on its "World's Most Admired Companies" airline industry list.

Continental Airlines History

Continental Airlines started its operation in the year 1934 as Varney Speed Lines with Lockheed Vega, a single engine four-seater plane. On July 8, 1937 Varney Speed Lines was renamed as Continental. Initially Continental Airlines was operating flights on EI Paso � Denver route and later on added many destinations. In January 2009, Continental Airlines had announced that the airline would leave SkyTeam on October 24, 2009 and accordingly joined Star Alliance.