Continental Says So Long to Ellington Field

The Dallas Morning News carries a eulogy for Continental’s Ellington Field service which ends September 7th. This airport on the south side of Houston offered service to Continental’s hub at Houston Intercontinental, providing convenient checkin and free parking to many in addition to 500 frequent flyer miles for each segment.

In a similar vein I miss United’s Baltimore-Washington Dulles service which ceased September 6, 2001. Atlantic Coast flew Jetstream 32 aircraft several times a day for this roughly 38 mile flight, giving me an extra segment credit and extra miles each way in addition to generally a lower ticket price.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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