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Continental Airlines, Now Featuring Electronic Pub Pong: Retro Video

I spent part of this morning online searching for additional Vintage Airline Seat Maps to add to my collection, and I came across this video montage of Continental Airlines TV commercials from the 1970s and 1980s. It’s a pretty amusing look back, and a couple of them highlight Continental’s DC-10s with both a first class…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Continental Airlines DC-9-30 from 1987

For this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps, I bring you a Continental Airlines DC-9-30 seen flying the skies in 1987. I previously posted Continental’s DC-9-10 seat map, and this “stretched” -30 version was produced in competitive response to the Boeing 737. This bird lacked a forward lavatory, so first class passengers had to make…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Continental Airlines MD-80 (Super 80)

It’s time for another Vintage Airline Seat Map and I’ve selected a Continental Airlines MD-80 (Super 80) seen flying the skies in 1987. According to PlaneSpotters.net, Continental had about 42 in its fleet and the version appearing below offered 16 seats in first class and 130 in coach. Sitting up front is always fun on…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Continental Airlines DC-10-30 (Domestic-South Pacific)

I’ve got DC-10s on my mind this week having posted a video on Tuesday showing a “floater” landing by a United DC-10 at LAX years ago. And I’m jealous of a fellow #avgeek who’s flying a KLM MD-11 on Sunday. So… here’s a Continental Airlines DC-10-30 for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. I…

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Top 10 Viewed Vintage Airline Seat Maps

Instead of posting a new Vintage Airline Seat Map this week, I decided to take a look at my site’s analytics and post the top 10 viewed seat maps since I began blogging in 2010. Obviously the earlier maps have had more opportunity for greater pageviews, but the top 10 didn’t come as a surprise…

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United Awarded Marketer of the Year, Plus Some Insightful Nuggets

Last week, the Direct Marketing Association named United Airlines and Macy’s joint marketers of the year. Initially, the United nod had me scratching my head. But after reading a bit more of the background and realizing how different and specialized the email are that I receive now post-merger, I pretty much agree. They still have…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Continental Airlines Boeing 727-200

It’s time for a little narrowbody love in this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. Shown below is a Continental Airlines Boeing 727-200 seen flying the skies in 1987. Formerly a People Express bird, this all-coach, high-density aircraft was likely flying the shuttle routes in the Northeast corridor. Seat pitch must have been punitive as…

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United’s Smisek Apologizes, Front-end Improvements Coming to SHARES

Tidbits of information about forthcoming improvements to SHARES, the reservations system for United Airlines, were revealed during the second quarter earnings call last week. In addition to apologizing for a range of customer disservice issues we’ve all experienced since March 3 (seat assignments falling off, missing upgrades, miles not posting, etc.), CEO Jeff Smisek said,…

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Flight Review: United Airlines BusinessFirst Newark to Dublin

I thought about doing a full-fledged trip report for my recent trip to Ireland, but decided against it as flying United internationally isn’t quite as exciting as some of my other travels. That said, I did habitually take pictures of everything, so here’s my first stand-alone “flight review” of United Airlines flight 22 from Newark…

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Amenity Kit Review: United Airlines BusinessFirst (May 2012)

United Airlines recently refreshed their amenity kit offerings and I picked up their new BusinessFirst kit on my trip to Ireland this month. The pre-merger United version scored poorly, but Continental’s BusinessFirst kit did pretty well. How will this one rank? Check out my review below in this installment of Amenity Kit Reviews. For a…

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