Continental Airlines to Accept MAXjet Airways Tickets

Dec. 24, 2007
Will offer passengers standby from LA, Vegas, Newark to London

HOUSTON , Dec. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) has announced that it will accept tickets for standby travel from passengers who were originally scheduled to fly on MAXjet Airways following that airline's cessation of service, on Dec. 24, 2007 .

MAXjet customers will be accepted for travel on a standby basis on Continental flights between Los Angeles/Las Vegas/Newark and London Gatwick from Dec. 24, 2007 through January 6, 2008 . Passengers will be charged a $50 per flight segment ticketing fee, plus any applicable taxes and security fees. Continental will waive the current fuel service charge normally required for Newark to London passengers.

Proof of confirmed ticketing on MAXjet flights will be required to qualify for the special rate on Continental.

MAXjet customers wanting to reschedule their travel may call Continental reservations at 1-800-525-0280. Additional information is available at

Continental Airlines is the world's fifth largest airline. Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 3,100 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 144 domestic and 138 international destinations. More than 580 additional points are served via SkyTeam alliance airlines. With more than 45,000 employees, Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston , Cleveland and Guam , and together with Continental Express, carries approximately 67 million passengers per year. Continental consistently earns awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its corporate culture.

For the fourth consecutive year, FORTUNE magazine named Continental the No. 1 World's Most Admired Airline on its 2007 list of World's Most Admired Companies. Continental was also named the No. 1 airline on the publication's 2007 America's Most Admired airline industry list. Additionally, Continental again won major awards at the OAG Airline of the Year Awards including "Best Airline Based in North America " for the fourth year in a row, and "Best Executive/Business Class" for the fifth consecutive year. For more company information, visit

SOURCE Continental Airlines