Mumbai flight gets inaugural send-offContinental begins new route with party

Jaymini Patel was amazed Monday night as she approached her gate at Newark Liberty International Airport for her first flight home to visit her family in India in two years. A raucous Indian party was in full swing behind a phalanx of security...

Continental CEO Smisek, still festooned with rose petals and a red puja mark on his forehead from the earlier ceremony, posed with employees and greeted passengers as they were about to board.

Wearing a bright orange vest, Milton McKenzie, a Continental caterer, took photos with his phone. "I've never seen anything like this," he said.

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