As of 11:59pm PDT tonight, with the departure of Continental flight #767 from Seattle to Houston, Continental and Copa will officially be out of SkyTeam. On Tuesday they’ll officially join Star Alliance. In the meantime, a major airline out of a global alliance. There aren’t too many of those.
This is a huge plus for Continental and its customers. There are many more carriers and options available to them with the new alliance. And it is a bit of a hit for SkyTeam, though they don’t lose too many destinations served with the loss, just frequencies and connection options.
It is going to be a fun week of news and announcements as the details of the new Star Alliance move are finally announced. I can’t wait!
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