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Continental Airlines to Join Star Alliance on 27 October 2009

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Continental Airlines has confirmed that it plans to join Star Alliance on 27 October 2009.

The airline will end its participation in SkyTeam after its last scheduled flight on 24 October 2009.

Continentalís network will have a distinct fit in Star Alliance, with Continentalís New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport playing a particularly important role for Star Alliance travelers.

Continental's OnePass members do not need to make any changes to their OnePass accounts and will continue to utilize their mileage as normal. Mileage balances will not be affected by the transition.

Through 24 October 2009, OnePass members can continue to earn and redeem miles and make  reward reservations on SkyTeam partners.

When the transition to Star Alliance occurs on 27 October 2009, OnePass members will begin earning base miles and Elite Qualification Miles / Points and be able to redeem miles on Star Alliance airlines.

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