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
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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