Continental and Copa now out of SkyTeam

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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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.