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Plane spotting photos: Two ‘Top shots’ in two days. Night photography at Mumbai airport

Earlier this year, the Aviation Photographers India Foundation, had a chance to go airside at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and take photos, thanks to the support by the DGCA and MIAL. Two night pictures in the spirit of Christmas both of which made ‘Top Shot’ at JetPhotos. British Airways Boeing 777-300ER G-STBB. Observe the “Sky Interior” with the soft …

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American Express expands Airport Club access program to include US Airways lounges

American Express has expanded it’s Platinum Card® Airport Club Access benefit program to include access to 17 US Airways Clubs across 13 cities. The most interesting part of this tie-up is that unlike the program’s existing arrangements with American Airline’s Admirals Club®, Continental Airline’s Presidents Club, Delta Sky ClubTM, which require card-holders to be flying that particular airline, cardholders can …

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Continental to join the Star Alliance today

Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is poised to join Star Alliance today following months of preparations for the first-ever transition of a major airline from one global alliance to another. A live video webcast of the joining ceremony where Continental will become a member of Star Alliance is available via a link at continental.com or via this link Within the last …

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Continental Airlines to Join Star Alliance on October 27

Continental Airlines has announced that it should join Star Alliance on October 27, 2009. Continental will end its participation in SkyTeam after its last scheduled flight on Oct. 24, 2009. Continental’s transition from SkyTeam to Star Alliance is a strategic change, originally announced in June 2008. Continental’s OnePass members do not need to make any changes to their OnePass accounts …

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Continental Airlines apologises to President Kalam but is trapped between conflicting laws

Faced with an uproar in India, a criminal compliant, and unanimous condemnation across party lines in the Indian parliament, Houston, Texas based Continental Airlines apologised to former Indian President A P J Abdul Kalam for frisking him at the IGI airport at New Delhi. Read related story. In its apology to Dr. Kalam, Continental said it did not intend to …

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Government files criminal complaint against Continental Airlines for frisking Abdul Kalam

This story is sure to raise the hackles of many in India as former President APJ Abdul Kalam is a highly respected and loved figure. Upon the directions of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has today registered an FIR (First Information Report) against Continental Airlines for carrying out pre-embarkation body check of the …

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Continental to take delivery of new aircraft in retro livery to celebrate 75th anniversary

Continental Airlines will be celebrating it’s 75th anniversary on July 15th. To commemorate the occasion, the airline is taking delivery this week of a new Boeing 737-900ER, which is painted with a retro livery The retro livery originally used on aircraft beginning in 1947 and called The Blue Skyway, was selected by Continental employees. Continental will fly the new aircraft …

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49 killed in Continental Airlines crash in Buffalo, NY

Aviation Herald is reporting a Colgan Air De Havilland Dash 8-400 on behalf of Continental Airlines, registration N200WQ performing flight 9L-3407/CO-3407 from Newark, NJ, USA to Buffalo, NY, USA with 44 passengers and 4 crew, crashed into a home in a surburb of Buffalo about 5 nm (10km) from the airport and burst into flames while on approach to Buffalo’s …

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Continental successfully completes bio-fuel flight, more airlines should follow

Following the successful bio-fuel test at Air New Zealand just 9 days ago, Continental Airlines, became the first U.S. airline to conduct a successful bio-fuel test yesterday, January 7. The test at Continental was very similar to the one at Air New Zealand. The air-frame manufacturer was Boeing, at Continental it was a Boeing 737-800, while at Air New Zealand …

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Continental Boeing 737 crashes at Denver

In a second incident involving a commercial jet mishap at a major airport in just about twelve hours, as per Reuters, a Continental Airlines Boeing 737 plane went off the runway and caught fire at Denver International Airport at 18:18 December 20, (01:18 GMT December 21). Less than 12 hours earlier, at 13:51 GMT, December 20, a Gulf Air Airbus …

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Singapore Airlines: a 5-star no more

As a regular flier around the world, I would always experience the mental shock of coming down the levels as I transited from my Singapore Airlines flight, on to a domestic US carrier. It did not matter whether it was American, Continental, Delta, United, or US Airways, it did not matter if the transition was from economy to economy, or …

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