Continental FareLock Offers Flexibility- For a Price

December 20, 2010

UPDATE: Continental is now a part of United. Continental recently launched a new program where you can hold a fare for up to a week for a small fee. The feature, FareLock, works on itineraries that are at least 18 days away (that was the threshold in my limited testing) and when searching for fares, […]

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Continental Onepass and Elite Maximizer: A Good Deal?

December 19, 2010

UPDATE: The Presidential Plus Continental card is no longer available. This fall, Continental introduced their Onepass/Elite Maximizer program, which allows flyers to purchase extra Onepass miles and Elite Qualifying Miles with paid itineraries. If you purchase the extra Onepass miles (for roughly 3.5 cents each), you can then also purchase Elite Qualifying Miles, which are […]

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Continental Discontinues Baggage Waiver for Chase Debit Card Holders

December 10, 2010

I’ve written about the Continental Chase Debit Cards before and I think they provide great value, in terms of robust sign-up bonuses and bag waivers. However, as of April 1, 2011, these cards will no longer provide a first checked bag for free (up to $50 value round trip). Card holders seeking baggage waivers will […]

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Changes to Continental OnePass Elite Program

November 16, 2010

Continental announced some major changes today that brings their program closely in line with United. These changes mostly affect their top tier flyers. Big things to note: 1) System-wide Upgrades can no longer be used on cheap fare classes S, T, K, L and G in BusinessFirst markets 2) You now need 120 segments, instead […]

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Airline Elite Status Match 101

November 15, 2010

As an elite qualifying year comes to an end (December 31, 2010), it’s a great time to decide whether to go for elite status if you haven’t already achieved the level that you desire. I’m currently 10,000 Medallion Qualifying Miles short of Delta’s top tier (Diamond Medallion, 125,000 MQMs), so I planned a weekend trip […]

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Continental Extends 25,000 Chase Debit Card Sign-up Bonuses Until Dec 31

November 4, 2010

Think of it as an early Christmas gift! Continental/Chase have extended their 25,000 point sign up bonus when you open a personal/business checking out. Personal account coupon Business account coupon For details, read my original post about taking advantage of this offer. I get 50,000 miles a year for $90- not bad!

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Double Continental EQMs on Copa

November 2, 2010

Have any travel to Latin America coming up now through Dec, 31, 2010? If so, register and book your trip with Copa Airlines and you’ll receive double Onepass Elite Qualifying miles. Eligible fare classes  C,D,Y,H,K,N,B,V,U,Q,I,S,T,L,O, and A.

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United/ Continental Merger Update: Reciprocal Key Elite Benefits Now Live

October 14, 2010

While United and Continental are officially on the way to become a hopefully united new United, there’s a lot to be done to implement one unified airline to the outside world. Some major changes to come: 1) Repainting planes to match one standard new United logo 2) Getting rid of 3) Merging the OnePass program […]

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Continental 25,000 Point Chase Debit Card Bonuses

October 14, 2010

Many people can’t apply for credit cards for a variety of reasons: whether they are about to apply for a mortgage and can’t have any hard pulls on their credit or they simply aren’t credit worthy enough to get approved for a card (which has gotten much harder since the credit crisis hit). When my […]

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5 Things I Love About Domestic First Class

October 8, 2010

I’ve been traveling domestically a lot lately, and thanks to being a Delta Platinum, I’ve been upgraded to first class on every flight. However, due to scheduling demands, I recently flew JetBlue to Austin, and those four hours in coach as a non-elite status passenger really made me reflect on what I love about first […]

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Continental to Leave Amex Membership Rewards Program in 2011

September 15, 2010

I’ve been waiting for this announcement for a while, so I can’t say I’m totally surprised. September 30, 2011 will be the last day to transfer your American Express Membership Rewards points to your Continental Onepass account. While this decreases the flexibility of Amex MR points, you can still transfer your points to Air Canada or […]

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500 Free Continental OnePass Miles

September 8, 2010

Continental is known for giving away miles for “learning” about their new OnePass promotions and initiatives. While they are usually only 250 miles a pop, they can add up. I think its funny that I can get more miles signing up for these promotions, than I can for flying (Continental does not have a 500 […]

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250 Continental Miles Per Booking When Using MasterCard

July 26, 2010

Earn 250 Continental miles for each booking you make at when using your MasterCard credit or debit card from now until December 31, 2010. There is no limit to the amount of bonus miles you can earn. No registration required- details here.

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