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Old 02-15-2002, 03:17 PM   #1
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Continental Expedites Screenings for OnePass Elite, Business

Continental Expedites Screenings for OnePass Elite, BusinessFirst, First Class, Latin Business Customers

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HOUSTON, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL - news) today has begun to further expedite the security screening process for its OnePass Elite, BusinessFirst, domestic First Class and Latin Business Class customers by designating security checkpoint lanes for their use at the airline's hubs in Houston, New York/Newark and Cleveland.

``From the beginning, we led the industry in ensuring that our customers avoided the interminable wait times at security checkpoints that travelers experienced at many other airline hubs,'' said Continental Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gordon Bethune. ``With the addition of 13 new security checkpoint positions in our three domestic hub airports since October, we have made the security process faster and more convenient for everyone. Now we are happy to offer this new benefit to OnePass Elite and premium-fare customers without increasing wait times for others.''
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Old 02-15-2002, 03:17 PM   #2
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Continental Expedites Screenings for OnePass Elite, Business

Continental Expedites Screenings for OnePass Elite, BusinessFirst, First Class, Latin Business Customers

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HOUSTON, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL - news) today has begun to further expedite the security screening process for its OnePass Elite, BusinessFirst, domestic First Class and Latin Business Class customers by designating security checkpoint lanes for their use at the airline's hubs in Houston, New York/Newark and Cleveland.

``From the beginning, we led the industry in ensuring that our customers avoided the interminable wait times at security checkpoints that travelers experienced at many other airline hubs,'' said Continental Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gordon Bethune. ``With the addition of 13 new security checkpoint positions in our three domestic hub airports since October, we have made the security process faster and more convenient for everyone. Now we are happy to offer this new benefit to OnePass Elite and premium-fare customers without increasing wait times for others.''
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Old 02-16-2002, 03:37 PM   #3
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another lie from Gordon Bethune.
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Old 02-16-2002, 03:37 PM   #4
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another lie from Gordon Bethune.
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Old 02-18-2002, 01:38 PM   #5
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I see this more as making a mistake and admitting to being wrong.

This is better than not doing anything about it and claiming that the situation is resolved.

(For those not following this, Bethune recently said that he wouldn't create Elite lines because he'd rather make security fast for all passengers)
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Old 02-18-2002, 01:38 PM   #6
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I see this more as making a mistake and admitting to being wrong.

This is better than not doing anything about it and claiming that the situation is resolved.

(For those not following this, Bethune recently said that he wouldn't create Elite lines because he'd rather make security fast for all passengers)
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Old 02-20-2002, 01:04 AM   #7
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I went through the "First Class / BusinessFirst / Onepass Elite" security line in IAH today. It was great and quick, except sort of strange; I had to show my boarding pass to three different people before making it through security. Two continental employees (one in front, one in thie middle of the line) and a security agent before I went through screening.
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I went through the "First Class / BusinessFirst / Onepass Elite" security line in IAH today. It was great and quick, except sort of strange; I had to show my boarding pass to three different people before making it through security. Two continental employees (one in front, one in thie middle of the line) and a security agent before I went through screening.
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Old 02-20-2002, 04:47 PM   #9
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Perhaps this is already a thing of the past: http://www.ityt.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1625#1625
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Perhaps this is already a thing of the past: http://www.ityt.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=1625#1625
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Old 12-29-2002, 09:26 AM   #11
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I have been a Marriott rewards Platinum member for many years now and I was unaware that being a Marriott rewards member entilted me to a faster aiport screning section. However, after reading a post here mentioning Marriott rewards Gold members, I was wondering, do Marriott Rewards elite members recieve expedited airport screening with CO?
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Old 12-29-2002, 10:27 AM   #12
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Where did you see that? I'm doubtful that a non-airline elite car would get you very far.
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Old 12-29-2002, 10:45 AM   #13
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I am sorry, I feel so stupid now, I miss-read the accomplishments of one of your posters as accepted forms of in-roads into the first/businessfirst/Latin Business class lines. I again apologize.
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No problem; it happens.

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Old 12-29-2002, 01:17 PM   #15
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What elite members are allowed to use the elite/BusiessFirst/first class security line? With northwest only Gold and Platinum may use them. Is it all elites with continental?
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Old 12-29-2002, 11:49 PM   #16
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I haven't seen these lines in months and am not sure if they even exist anymore. I vaguely recall it being restricted to golds and plats.
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Old 12-30-2002, 02:17 AM   #17
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At IAH, even during the morning bank of flights, there is still not even a wait at the regular security line but I haven't seen an Elite security line anyways, but Northwest has one at Terminal B, but like NWgoldelite said: only for Golds, Platinums, and First Class.
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