fly home on Continental Airlines®
U.S. Detainees arriving home on this Boeing 737 owned
by Continental Airlines®
U.S. Navy fliers detained by China in the recent diplomatic
crisis were flown home in a jet owned by Continental Airlines®.
Not known is whether these brave Americans earned 1000 Bonus
Miles by booking their tickets online. Since this was an international
flight, there is little doubt that they experienced
The comfort and service of international first class at regular
business class fares.
they flew Continental®, the detainees enjoyed the convenience
of GTE Airfone® service, where they had the opportunity
to Call a client. Check voicemail. Send a fax. Open e-mail.
Make a conference call. Stay connected! Always important
after you’ve been held hostage in a foreign land for nearly
among the heroes was the chance to let Continental’s Celebrity Chefs wine and dine them
with the award-winning service that they deserve. Especially
after living on rice and egg rolls for 11 days....
that, it was time to relax and enjoy a feature film. From
current movie and music hits to old favorites, Continental Airlines®
knows how to entertain you. The former detainees were entertained
by Walt Disney Pictures’ Remember the Titans and
Touchstone Pictures’ Coyote Ugly. Of course most
of the detainees had already obtained pirated versions of these
films during their brief stay in China!
the film entertainment, the Ugly American Spies were ready to
Save time and money with inflight and online shopping with
SkyMall®. By registering as a preferred customer they could
enjoy benefits such as notification of special discounts and
promotions. As a preferred customer you are also able to track
the status of an order that you place. Is America the greatest
country in the world or what?
As if SkyMall®
weren’t enough, the exhausted Americans were also able
to avail themselves of the Continental Collection duty-free
catalog. Within the pages of the
newest Continental Collection they discovered an unparalleled
collection of over 60 items from the world's most sought-after
names: jewelry from Misaki, Carolee and Swarovski, watches from
Anne Klein and Kenneth Cole, clever gift ideas, toys, liquor,
fragrances and cosmetics, all available to purchase duty free
while on board! Most of which are manufactured in –
you guessed it – China.
recent diplomatic clash between what are now perhaps the two
global superpowers, there is no longer any doubt as to the true
winner: Continental Airlines®. Continental ought to be able
to milk the “corporate generosity” angle off this
one for years.
corporate generosity makes this reporter wonder which corporate
giant will step up to the plate when the next international
marketing opportunity – oops! I meant to say “international
diplomatic incident” – comes up.