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Old 01-17-2002, 04:36 PM   #1
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Continental Airlines Implements New Airport Procedures, Offers Tips For Stress-Free Check-In


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HOUSTON, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL - news) today reaffirmed its commitment to meet strict federal requirements for checked baggage and announced changes to passenger check-in procedures at all domestic airports, including its hubs.

Effective Friday, Jan. 18, customers checking in for flights must present themselves at the gate, ready to board their flight, no later than 15 minutes prior to departure, even if they have checked in previously. Customers not in the boarding area 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure are subject to seat cancellation and non-transport of their checked baggage. Continental's Contract of Carriage has been revised to reflect this change.
This whole release seems to fly in the face of their recent letters to customers saying that nothing has changed and that air travel is still convenient, yadda yadda. Note the new "15 minute" rule. Sigh.
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Old 01-17-2002, 04:36 PM   #2
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HOUSTON, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL - news) today reaffirmed its commitment to meet strict federal requirements for checked baggage and announced changes to passenger check-in procedures at all domestic airports, including its hubs.

Effective Friday, Jan. 18, customers checking in for flights must present themselves at the gate, ready to board their flight, no later than 15 minutes prior to departure, even if they have checked in previously. Customers not in the boarding area 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure are subject to seat cancellation and non-transport of their checked baggage. Continental's Contract of Carriage has been revised to reflect this change.
This whole release seems to fly in the face of their recent letters to customers saying that nothing has changed and that air travel is still convenient, yadda yadda. Note the new "15 minute" rule. Sigh.
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Old 01-17-2002, 09:09 PM   #3
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They have been quietly testing this all week. I think they wanted to see how it would go before it was mandated.

I can't blame CO for this foolishness. I blame "Moron" Minetta. NONE, and I mean NONE of his moronic rules would have prevented 09/11. All he has done is make travelling by air an unappealing endeavor. Last night he had the audacity to equate patience with patriotism. He is an idiot. He boasts that these prcedures make the infrequent traveller feel more safe. On the contrary, they make the infrequent traveller an Amtrak or Greyhound customer.
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They have been quietly testing this all week. I think they wanted to see how it would go before it was mandated.

I can't blame CO for this foolishness. I blame "Moron" Minetta. NONE, and I mean NONE of his moronic rules would have prevented 09/11. All he has done is make travelling by air an unappealing endeavor. Last night he had the audacity to equate patience with patriotism. He is an idiot. He boasts that these prcedures make the infrequent traveller feel more safe. On the contrary, they make the infrequent traveller an Amtrak or Greyhound customer.
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I can't blame CO for this foolishness. I blame "Moron" Minetta. NONE, and I mean NONE of his moronic rules would have prevented 09/11. All he has done is make travelling by air an unappealing endeavor. Last night he had the audacity to equate patience with patriotism. He is an idiot. He boasts that these prcedures make the infrequent traveller feel more safe. On the contrary, they make the infrequent traveller an Amtrak or Greyhound customer.
I was thinking the exact same thing today. I think that Mineta should be fired. He is absolutely worthless.

He is not in a position where there are three strikes. He has made no progress, only bad decisions, and is partially to blame for September 11.

Of all of the people in the federal government that I think are most likely to cause the death of innocent American citizens as a result of his incompetence and negligence, I think that he's number one.

I'm surprised that he hasn't been removed as a result of his continuing poor performance.

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I can't blame CO for this foolishness. I blame "Moron" Minetta. NONE, and I mean NONE of his moronic rules would have prevented 09/11. All he has done is make travelling by air an unappealing endeavor. Last night he had the audacity to equate patience with patriotism. He is an idiot. He boasts that these prcedures make the infrequent traveller feel more safe. On the contrary, they make the infrequent traveller an Amtrak or Greyhound customer.
I was thinking the exact same thing today. I think that Mineta should be fired. He is absolutely worthless.

He is not in a position where there are three strikes. He has made no progress, only bad decisions, and is partially to blame for September 11.

Of all of the people in the federal government that I think are most likely to cause the death of innocent American citizens as a result of his incompetence and negligence, I think that he's number one.

I'm surprised that he hasn't been removed as a result of his continuing poor performance.

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Old 01-18-2002, 12:36 AM   #7
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i understand how you feel , but the new rules are NOT mineta's , they are the requirement of the US congress. the FAA had little to do other than monitor for compliance with the conressionally set rules
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i understand how you feel , but the new rules are NOT mineta's , they are the requirement of the US congress. the FAA had little to do other than monitor for compliance with the conressionally set rules
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Old 01-18-2002, 06:32 AM   #9
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Sorry, but all of the rules put into place on 09/13 were "Moron's".

No Parking within 300' of a terminal. Useless and now rescinded.
No Curbside Checkin. Useless and now rescinded.
No metal cutlery in-flight. Useless, the plastic knives are sharper than the old metal ones.
Checking ID's multiple times. I'll give him this one. This makes sense.
"Random" Searches. Useless, due to the fact that it is not a random act if anyone can figure out how not to get picked.

As for the new rules in place today, it's "Moron's" responsibility to implement the law's given him by congress. "Moron" get's a big fat F for this job performance.

"Moron" has to go. He is killing the Airline industry.
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Sorry, but all of the rules put into place on 09/13 were "Moron's".

No Parking within 300' of a terminal. Useless and now rescinded.
No Curbside Checkin. Useless and now rescinded.
No metal cutlery in-flight. Useless, the plastic knives are sharper than the old metal ones.
Checking ID's multiple times. I'll give him this one. This makes sense.
"Random" Searches. Useless, due to the fact that it is not a random act if anyone can figure out how not to get picked.

As for the new rules in place today, it's "Moron's" responsibility to implement the law's given him by congress. "Moron" get's a big fat F for this job performance.

"Moron" has to go. He is killing the Airline industry.
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