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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | May 13, 1997
ATLANTA -- Delta Air Lines Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Ronald Allen announced unexpectedly yesterday that he will retire July 31, after clashing with board members over a bid to demote the airline's chief financial officer and leading a failed pursuit of Continental Airlines Inc.A career-long Delta employee, Allen's combative personality put him at odds with his board and made it impossible for him to get support for his vision for the airline.Though...
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By Jennifer Davis, Special to The Baltimore Sun | December 2, 2011
Who wants to deliver a baby on an airplane? Answer: No one. Not the mother-to-be and not the flight attendants, pilots or passengers. That's why most airlines have fairly strict requirements for women who travel near the end of their pregnancies. Even so, that doesn't always prevent unexpected arrivals, like the one that happened over the Thanksgiving holiday rush at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. A woman just stepping off an incoming flight gave birth to a healthy baby boy in a restroom in the airport's Concourse D. "Air travel for pregnant women is considered extremely safe, but we do restrict travel after 36 weeks," said Dr. Laura Erdman, an obstetrician at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
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NEWS
August 19, 2002
Continental Airlines ticket counters moving Continental Airlines ticket counters are moving next to US Airways near Pier D at BWI Airport today. Gates will continue to be on Pier C until mid-September, when Continental will move to Pier D and occupy Gates D8, D10, D12 and D14. Continental offers nine daily jet departures and five daily regional jet flights from BWI to Cleveland, Houston and Newark. Information: 800-525-0280.
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By Liz F. Kay | June 7, 2011
The U.S. Department of Transportation has fined Continental Airlines Inc. and US Airways Group Inc. for advertising fares without disclosing fuel surcharges , according to the Los Angeles Times. Continental faced the bigger penalty --- $120,000 --- after posting fares on its website that did not state additional fuel surcharges until potential passengers went to book the flight, according to the story, spotted on Consumerist . US Airways has been fined $45,000 for advertising fares with an asterisk noting that additional fees and taxes may apply, but did not spell out those charges.
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By CHICAGO TRIBUNE | September 25, 2005
The top airlines for wine (in business class), from Global Traveler magazine's annual taste test: 1. United Airlines 2. Cathay Pacific Airways 3. Qantas Airways 4. Austrian Airways 5. Asiana Airlines 6. Alitalia Airlines 7. Scandinavian Airlines 8. Icelandair 9. Aer Lingus 10. Continental Airlines
BUSINESS
By Dallas Morning News | November 4, 1990
DALLAS -- Electronic Data Systems Corp. of Dallas canceled a $250 million deal Friday to buy a half-interest in Continental Airlines Holding Inc.'s System One airline computer system, primarily because of concerns about the aviation industry's financial problems.Spokesmen for EDS, Houston-based Continental Airlines Holdingand System One said the companies intend to keep their current interim arrangement, under which EDS assists Continental's computer operations.They also are discussing their future relationship, which could include "facilities management and a possible joint marketing arrangement between EDS and System One," the companies said in a statement.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | May 27, 2005
Continental Airlines Inc. fleet-service workers, who account for about 18 percent of the carrier's employees, will vote by July 28 on whether to join the Transport Workers Union. The TWU said it collected cards calling for a vote from 81 percent of the Continental workers at the airline's airport hub in Newark, N.J., and from 70 percent in Houston. The union already represents 150 flight dispatchers and flight-simulator technicians at the airline.
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By New York Times News Service | February 1, 1998
Until electronic ticketing acts more like an airline ticket agent, it will attract only a limited number of users. That's why American Express and Continental Airlines are having several thousand business fliers test a new "smart card" embedded with personal preferences and other information.After inserting it in an equally smart Continental card reader, complete with a touch screen and prompts, travelers can change flights, upgrade to first class if they're a Gold Elite-level member, change seat assignments, confirm mileage credits and obtain boarding passes and receipts.
BUSINESS
April 6, 1994
Airline offers employees stockContinental Airlines said yesterday that it will give employees a stake in the Houston-based carrier and also restore remaining pay cuts ordered in 1991 when the airline was struggling to emerge from bankruptcy. Continental said it would grant about 1 million shares, or about 4 percent, of its common stock. After the company emerged from bankruptcy in April 1993 it authorized the issuance of common stock.In November 1991, the workers had to take an average 10 percent pay cut. Since 1991, three-quarters of that cutback has been restored, and yesterday the airline said it would restore the remainder.
NEWS
May 10, 2004
USA 3000 offers flights to Bermuda and Mexico USA 3000 Airlines offers nonstop flights from Baltimore-Washington International Airport to Bermuda. The flights depart at 4:05 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays and arrive at Bermuda International Airport at 7 p.m. Return flights depart from Bermuda at 7:50 p.m. and arrive at Baltimore at 9:05 p.m. USA 3000 also offers nonstop service from BWI to two destinations in Mexico: Cancun and Punta Cana. Fares start at $79 (plus tax) for a one-way ticket.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2010
Southwest Airlines plans to add three new daily nonstop flights between Baltimore and Newark, N.J., as part of 10 additional flights the airline will offer from Newark Liberty International Airport starting in June. In addition to flights to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the new daily nonstop flights out of Newark will include routes to Denver International, Houston Hobby and Phoenix Sky Harbor International, Southwest announced Wednesday. Those cities join previously announced nonstop service from Newark to Chicago Midway and St. Louis starting in March.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2010
DALLAS - Continental Airlines will begin charging coach customers extra if they want a seat with more legroom. Continental said Wednesday that it will give customers the option to buy the roomier seats beginning March 17. Prices will vary depending on the length of flight and popularity of the route. A spokeswoman says extra room on a Houston-New York flight might cost $59. The airline doesn't plan to reconfigure its planes but instead will charge extra for those who want to sit in exit-row seats with at least 7 inches more legroom than the other rows in coach.
NEWS
December 24, 2009
Holiday travelers who plan to reach their destinations by air this weekend can expect some delays due to weather. But no one should have to endure sitting in a cramped cabin aboard an aircraft stranded on the runway for hours before their flight even begins. That's why consumers should welcome federal regulations issued Monday by the Obama administration that limit the time planes can spend on the tarmac waiting to take off without providing passengers with adequate food, water, medical care and usable rest rooms.
BUSINESS
October 7, 2009
City seeks development plans for ex-Highlandtown library The city of Baltimore is seeking a developer for the former Highlandtown library, a three-level, 1920s-era building at 3323 Eastern Ave. that has been vacant since Baltimore's Southeast Anchor Library opened three blocks away in 2007. The Baltimore Development Corporation, on behalf of the city, has set noon on Jan. 4 as the deadline for proposals from groups interested in redeveloping the 7,224-square-foot building. William Beckford, managing director of Baltimore's Commercial Revitalization Program, said the city is looking for proposals that preserve the shell of the building and introduce new uses inside that are consistent with the property's commercial zoning.
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By Chicago Tribune | June 20, 2008
United Airlines' quest for a large-scale tie-up has ended with a "virtual merger" with Continental Airlines, an agreement to link international networks, share technology and passenger perks that could eventually lead to a formal merger between the carriers. The alliance is an important victory for United chief executive Glenn F. Tilton, whose reputation as a deal-maker appeared tarnished after merger discussions with three carriers, one of them Continental, didn't result in a deal. It also signals that the Chicago-based carrier is positioned to be a survivor in the shakeout that lies ahead for U.S. carriers if oil prices remain at current levels, analysts said.
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By Peter Pae and Peter Pae,LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 16, 2008
Continental Airlines Inc. and UAL Corp.'s United Airlines gave strong signals yesterday that they would consider a merger, either together or with someone else, raising the prospects for another big airline deal. A combination of the two carriers would create an even larger airline behemoth than Monday's proposed merger of Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines and could drastically alter the competitive landscape. In the end, the industry shakeout could mean substantially higher air fares leading to more people staying home, some aviation experts believe.
BUSINESS
By From Staff Reports | August 19, 1993
An article in yesterday's Business section about Continental Airlines' new fares incorrectly compared the carrier's new round-trip fare to Cleveland with the fare offered by Southwest Airlines. In fact, Continental's new fare is the same as Southwest's fare.The Sun regrets the error.Continental Airlines has upped the ante in the Baltimore fare wars.The airline yesterday announced round-trip fares of $38 to Cleveland -- $1 less than the fare Southwest Airlines offered Tuesday and $11 less than what USAir offered the same day.Continental also announced a $78 round-trip fare to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport -- the same as Southwest's and $11 less than USAir's fare.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2010
DALLAS - Continental Airlines will begin charging coach customers extra if they want a seat with more legroom. Continental said Wednesday that it will give customers the option to buy the roomier seats beginning March 17. Prices will vary depending on the length of flight and popularity of the route. A spokeswoman says extra room on a Houston-New York flight might cost $59. The airline doesn't plan to reconfigure its planes but instead will charge extra for those who want to sit in exit-row seats with at least 7 inches more legroom than the other rows in coach.
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By James Bernstein and James Bernstein,Newsday | May 11, 2007
JetBlue Airways Corp., the low-cost carrier that once was a model for the industry but more recently has suffered steep financial losses and embarrassing service disruptions, may be a different airline now that its board has eased out David G. Neeleman as chief executive. Neeleman, who founded Jet- Blue in 1998, was replaced yesterday by David Barger, the airline's president, industry analysts said. Neeleman will remain JetBlue's non-executive chairman. The move signals that there could be several major changes.
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