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RIP Continental Airlines

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    What was a terrible airline in the '80's became a tremendous airline in the '90's under CEO Gordon Bethune.

    Today was the end:

    And, in a world where the 99% resent the 1%, Gordon is still beloved by his former employees.

    Gordon is a guy who rose from Navy Mechanic, to CEO. He also held a pilot's license, and often flew delivery flights.

    He posted this message today on his Facebook page:

    Even though I didn't leave on the best of terms, it was a great place to work.

    A lot of companies could learn from how it operated.
  2. suburbia

    suburbia Active Member

    What I find interesting is that, given Continental's strong reputation in the industry, why the airline is using the United name?
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    United is the bigger, better known global brand.

    But, operationally, it's being run by CO people.

    And, the logo, the livery, and the marketing look have been modified to CO's old look.
  4. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Continental was good in The Client.
  5. Abe Vigoda

    Abe Vigoda Member

    Bah. I'll still take the train.
  6. rmanfredi

    rmanfredi Active Member

    Cue Christopher Walken SNL screen cap in 3...2...1...
  7. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Is this the photo you seek... my little wide-eyed doe?

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  8. Bad Guy Zero

    Bad Guy Zero Active Member

    Not as good as Brad Renfro.
  9. bydesign77

    bydesign77 Active Member

    Just interviewed with CO in IAH. They were careful not to.call it continental anymore but continental subsidary or something like that. I wonder how this will affect the 900 flight attendants they just hired
  10. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Continental + United = shit.
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    The Meadowlands will never be the same.
  12. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    I love Contintental Airlines -- always consistent service, the cleanest planes, good food at the Houston hub. I can only hope that the CO people now in charge are ready for their first O'Hare/Denver winter storm meltdown.
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