Written on: 02/05/2012 by ALHAMBRASTAFF
Continental Airlines recently lost a bag of mine filled with irreplaceable possessions. This bag was a carry-on – not a checked, a carry-on -- bag and was moved without my knowledge or permission from the overhead bin. No one has seen the bag since. This took place on my way to Rhode Island to attend the graduation ceremonies for members of the Initiative to Educate Afghan Women. The First Lady, Mrs. Bush, was scheduled to be there and so, due to the nature of the events, I had packed... (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2012
I was coming from Paris on UA132 on March 27 when a nasty flight attendant seems to have a nasty attitude with me all the way from Paris to Whashingon. This flight attendant picked me out of the crowd and was very nasty to me. I don't even know why she was so nasty and ugly with me. When i complained to the commandant on board, although he seems to understand my dilema, he would not release her name to me for further complaints. The flight attendant came to us while i was complaining and... (read more)
Written on: 26/02/2012
Everyone knows that in an environment where staff are in close contact with customers, the quality of service they provide makes or breaks the experience and you don't get much closer than an airline cabin. Where do I start - well, you never get a second chance to make a first impression and my first impression of Continental's crew was grumpy, untidy, sullen. This didn't improve throughout the flight nor on the return journey when our attendant told us 'I can't hear a word you people are... (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2012
This the first review i have ever writen. I just can't take it anymore! I have had the worst experiences with continental and only took it in the past because it was cheap and I swore never to take it again. I booked on lufthansa and little did I know, yep, it was run by continental.. to my horror! I called lufthansa and was on and off the phone with a pleasant representative that answered all my questions in under 2 minutes. So now I'm sitting here waiting on the phone to speak with someone... (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2012
Flight 322 SNA-SFO 1/22/12 I would like to express my sheer disappointment with United and Continental. The two airlines have caused me more stress than I ever expected possible flying. After one failed attempt flying with United/Continental I thought I would give them another go. This turned out to be the BIGGEST travel mistake of my life and almost cost me a flight back to home(Western Australia). From the moment my sister and I checked in at John Wayne Airport things were not off to a... (read more)
Written on: 24/12/2011 by Mhummel613 (1 review written)
Felt misled about how many bags I was able to take. Spoken down to at the baggage check when I asked why I was being charged additional funds. I was traveling with seven family members all of whom read the instructions for the flight and came to the same conclusion regarding the luggage count. Honestly, I felt intentionally misled and overcharged.. Screw continental, I will never fly with them again. If you choose to fly with them, assume that you can only take one bag regardless of what the... (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2011
Ok.. I was on my way to Honolulu International airport from Quebec city. We flew from Quebec city to Chicago,then from Chicago to Los Angeles and we were about to take off from Los Angeles. As we were getting compfortable in our seats, the crew informed us of a machanical problem and that there would be at least another hour delay. They gave us the option to exit the plane and go back to the terminal for more compfort. That one hour ended up being a 2 and a half hours delay. We arrived in... (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2011
Continental airline's attitude to it's customers is shockingly bad. We queued for 1hr 20 mins to check in, after getting through security had to run to gate where we were told that the flight was overbooked and we had no seat! We paid good prices for our tickets, booked in advance etc. Staff were completely disinterested in the fact that it had already ruined our holiday. They lazily booked us another flight, directed us to the wrong terminal meaning that we had to run to the next gate. Flew... (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2011 by nakulnat
By far one of the worst most inconsiderate airlines out there! Expect to have your entire flight cancelled on a beautiful sunny day for "weather" reasons. This is especially true if you are flying out of a small airport. I rather pay a few dollars more to fly any other airline where I m treated well and can actually expect to get to my destination. I have a few horror stories from trying to get my money back for a flight they cancelled and left me high and dry in another country. It has also... (read more)
Written on: 18/10/2011
The worst experience I have ever had with an airline and on top of it the customer service was horrific when they were the ones making the mistakes. I wouldn't recommend to any one and I will never fly this airline again. Good thing my return flight is on Delta. (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2011
dear sir my wife and i booked an holiday to mexico.with virgin holidays.this holiday was a tour of mexico.when we got to heathrow we were told that the flight was delayed 2 hours.therefore the joining flight in newark would not go ahead and we would have to stay in an hotel in newark for the night so we booked the luggage in to check in.then they told us that they could not get us a flight to mexico city from newark for 4 days.therefore we would have stayed in an hotel in newark next to the... (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2011
The merge with United is the worst possible thing that could have happened to CO. The customer service is beyond horrible- on our most recent trip, we spent several hours on the telephone with their "help desk" attempting to rebook a flight that was cancelled for weather related reasons more than 24 hours before the flight was scheduled (and the forecast for both the departure and arrival cities was for occasional rain and for a chance of an isolated thumderstorm) As a result, we lost our... (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2011
I have yet to be reimbursed for the damaged luggage and lost articles listed on the Baggage Claim Form K3R9G1 Submitted to United Air Lines (now Continential A/l)on 12/30/10. The late delivery of lost items and my cosmetics ruined our Christmas celebration with my 94-year-old mother. I have made and documented several phone calls to baggage claims department and have received no response or restitution. The only correspondence I have officially received since filing the claim is a... (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2011 by KatyBonVoyage (1 review written)
If I could have put '0' stars I would have!!
Myself and my partner flew with them on 8th May at 10pm. The staff were so rude! No one smiled at us as we boarded. When they offered evening meals I just took a salad as I had experienced horrific stomach ache from the meal out to Newark. The meal was thrust in front of me without a word. My partner requested just a cup of tea and the hostess held it out to him whilst turning in the opposite direction to speak to a colleague and almost pouring... (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2011 by Ellen Silva (1 review written)
While traveling on coach on May 7th, my husband and another man was put in the same seat. Turns out my husband was upgraded to first class without tell us. I was not even asked if I wanted to upgrade. The seat next to my husband remained empty for the duration of the leg of the flight to Houston. They didn't even offer a military standby if there was one, unless they were forced to pay $700.00. That was what was offered me on the leg from Houston to Virginia Because they did it again,... (read more)
Written on: 27/04/2011 by Cutielishius (1 review written)
I've been a loyal customer my whole life. I can't wait for my next trip so I can NOT use Continental. After years of delayed flights, lost baggage, quadrupling airfare during the most convenient vacation times, and horribly inappropriate staff, I've had enough. To make matters worse, I tried calling Continental to ask for a flight change and was rudely denied help after waiting 40 minutes for assistance. There were only 2 company representatives "assisting" travelers at the check-in kiosks.... (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2011
First time we have used this airline. They are merging with United Airlines very soon. We had no issues with delays, apart from our return internal flight at Newark. It took a while to board at the gate and then a little while to leave the run way due to the first delay.
The comfort, food and entertainment was very good. I have experienced better customer service elsewhere though. (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2011
Horrible service ...Travelled(june /22 /2010 from India to USA with my 2.5 yrs old daughetr.Crew was worst(not humans)! One air hostess treated me very badly...she and other hostesses deliberately didn't ask me for beverages trough out my 18 hrs trip from Bombay (India) to New wark(USA). I was travelling with my 2 .6 yrs old daughter . when I and my daughetr went for using restroom ,the air hostess put the food on our treys. when I came back, we were not able to sit (thanks to the passenger... (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2011
Horrible experience on Christmas Eve. Not because of weather or mechanical issues. Because of their employees and the company being unprepared. My first flight was delayed because a flight crew "was sleeping" and then I got bumped to another flight several hours later. That flight then had a flight attenant "call in sick" 2 hours later they finally get the backup there (instead of just having one on call at the airport) Then because of this I miss my connecting flight in Denver, have to wait... (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2011
I am trying to book a flight for my fiance this July to go from St John's Newfoundland Canada to Newark NJ. This is a little over 3 hour flight and for a ONE way ticket cost about $411.00 USD. For her to fly from St John's to Cleveland OH it costs $252. She has a THREE hour layover in Newark and it is the same flight she would take to stop in Newark. How does the airline make more money from charging her less to go on to the next city. The kicker is for me to be on the same flight with... (read more)
Written on: 11/01/2011
I had chosen continental as one of my preferred airlines. After many trips, I have now decided to move away and avoid continental in future.
Here is what I have to show for my decision to choose continental:
1. All my reward miles has been taken away. Some system glitch it looks like!
2. I canceled one of my tickets and then cannot use up the credit. The credit can only be used on pure continental flights. Most of continental flights out of Chicago are actually united code share.
3. I... (read more)
Written on: 07/01/2011
I am very frustrated with Continental. Our flight above was delayed in Hawaii for 38 minutes while we waited on a connecting flight. I know we were waiting on connecting flight because the crew told us. This put us into Houston late and as soon as we landed we talked with uniform agent at our arrival gate about our connecting flight. We literally then ran to our gate and arrived at 731. Departure time was 730 and we actually saw our plane pulling away from gate as we arrived. So to me... (read more)
Written on: 09/12/2010
Flight from Edinburgh to New York (return) ground staff on both sides of Atlantic were very poor. Staff were rude, incompetent & unhelpful. Staff in Newark were particularly awful unwilling to help, if you weren't business class they didn't care! Helpline staff were also poor & resorted to defending the behaviour of staff stating "behaviour is in the eye of the beholder!". If you have a choice do not use this airline. Once they have your money any form of basic customer service disappears! (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2010
Staff at check in and on the flight completely disinterested. Despite booking seats for my child and I together on return flight separated and staff couldn't care less. Flight attendants did not smile, say please or thank you at all. Plane very small though in flight entertainment good. Food shocking and $6 for any small alcoholic drink.
I will never fly with them again.
The staff need to learn manners and not treat the whole customer experience as a complete inconvenience! (read more)
Written on: 03/11/2010 by Markrit (1 review written)
Very, very bad customer service !!!!I'm still waiting for their response..till now one month!!!They just don't get it-this is how you loose customers.And it would've taken them 2 minutes to discuss the problem and resolve it.Too bad,The whole international community here (about 50 families),are traveling overboard every year....not with Continental anymore! (read more)
Written on: 01/11/2010
CONTINENTAL PUT ME ON A SISTER COMPANY FLIGHT = UNITED AND GOUGED ME ON A BAG FEE,CONTINENTAL WAS TO CHARGE 50.00 ON A BAG UPGRADE THEY PUT ME ON UNITED AND GOUGED ME 208.00USD FOR THE SAME BAG UPGRADE.WERE NOT WILLING TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.WILL NEVER USE EITHER AGAIN.HOPE THEY HAVE A GREAT MERGER AND SCREW MORE PEOPLE. (read more)
Written on: 07/10/2010
I flew with continental from edinburgh-New york, New york-Las vegas in September for my wedding. The Continental ground staff at Edinburgh airport were first class. We had a problem with Kilts not being delivered however the staff put my mind at ease and offered their help in every way possible! I cannot fault them! They also made space in a wardrobe on board for my wedding dress! The only "complaint" i would have is the delay we experienced in NY and the flight from NY-Vegas - the aircraft... (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2010
continental has the most rudest gate attendents i have ever encounterded. houston bush stop was the worst.I was so rudely treated at the gate for a simple question about seating. which they had me and my son sitting seperate, to which she did not even bother to look into. if you fly this airline and your going to houston-bush stop all i can say is good luck and beware. (read more)
Written on: 09/09/2010
When booking the ticket requested meals with chicken for all of us, a family of 4. When the food trolly came to us, the attendant guy straight away put Veg trays in front of us. When we pointed out that we had requested chicken, the guy took the trays away. We were thinking he is going to arrange for out requested meal. He did not show up for 20 minutes. On being enquired, he responded no meal for us since we requested chicken and that is over. I was astonished to hear that answer. That guy... (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2010
Airlines is very unorganized and unprofessional. Flew a night flight in which they made me and my wife sit apart. They also screwed up another couple's seating so they had to sit appart. Did not try hard enough to fix it with no empathy. Told us to 'sit where you want to sit and hope the person with that seat is willing to switch'. VERY UNPROFESSIONAL. I will never fly Contintal again. (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2010 by severs1966 (1 review written)
YVR-EWR (Vancouver, Canada to Newark)
Efficient, but annoying inflight movie system which required me to spend money on a credit card in order to watch anything except promos. Is it so difficult to provide just one movie or something for no payment?
EWR-MAN (Newark to Manchester, England)
Very good apart from the vegetarian-option food, which was shockingly poor compared to the "ordinary" food. Some of it was actually still frozen when dinner delivered to my seat; VGML breakfast was markedly... (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2010
Overall not a bad service. The only criticism I have is that a Boeing 757 is just not big enough for a nearly 8 hour flight. I would not choose to fly to New York on a plane this small again. On the flight home, again with Continental, we were in a 777 which was better. On the 757 the entertainment system broke down, they tried rebooting the system but mine still did not work. The food was good, the drinks were free. The stewards/stewardesses were very good.
If I go again I would like to... (read more)
Written on: 19/08/2010
When I think about Continental I get sick to my stomach.
I was relocating across the country from Philadelphia to Portland Oregon and had to have my animals shipped out with me. I called Continental's "Pet Help" desk about 5 times and could not manage to get a competent, helpful person on the phone. One man I spoke to continuously told me that I had no idea what I was talking about and that I coddled my pets. He raised his voice at me for no reason and talked down to me like a child. This... (read more)
Written on: 06/08/2010
I TRAVELLED FROM DALLAS TO HOUSTON AND THEN HOUSTON TO HEATHROW. THE CREW WERE ALL VERY POLITE AND KIND. THE ENTERTAINMENT ON THE FLIGHT WAS THE BEST IN COMPARISON TO OTHER AIRLINES AS THEY HAD HUNDREDS OF MOVIES, SHOWS, GAMES AND MUSIC TO ENTERTAIN YOU. I LOVED THE AIRLINE AND WILL DEFIANTLY RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE TRAVELLING. (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2010
This was my first time ever flying and i loved it!!
The customer service is second to none, the check in was a breeze, the food was tasty.
Also, my ticket did not cost an arm and a leg!!! :)
The flight left a few mins late but that was due to other passengers finding luggage space.
Cannot fault this airine at all... Will definitely be booking with Continental again. (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2010 by Display Name (7 reviews written)
Great airline to fly with, domestic, N. America, and S. America. (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2010
Consistently the worst airline I've ever been on. I cannot express just how much I dislike them. The staff are rude and useless. The seats are beyond cramped. We paid the same as everyone else to be stuck in an 'upright' position the entire 8 hour (delayed for no reason explained to us) because the buttons didn't work. They missed my girlfriends vegetarian meal and without an apology, literally dumped some bread on her lap. All these complaints have fallen on deaf ears to the complaint line.... (read more)
Written on: 09/06/2010
I arrived 1 hour before the flight takes off in New York. Their rep refused to let me in, even if I did not have any luggage... they just did not want to let me in. They said I did not have enough time to pass the security check, wich was obviously wrong (The next day it took me 15 min only for the same amount of person waiting).
So they give me for free another ticket for the next day. The next day the flight took off 1h30min late because we were waiting for a dog...
I just will never, ever... (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2010
Travelled to Edinburgh after the flight was delayed 5 days due to ash cloud. This was ok. The flight again was delayed several hours but the UK staff were very polite,helpfull and informative. We were given vouchers for refreshments. Flight left and this was fine. On leaving Newark after great holiday flight was cancelled. Stuck in queue for over 4hrs. A rep came round while in the queue and handed out letters basically saying tough luck and we will do nothing to help you but get you another... (read more)
Written on: 19/05/2010
Today I talked to continental airlines reps for good 3 hours(was on hold for about an hour). probably with10 people including supervisors. Here's my story...
I'm a dental student who planed to go to Mexico for mission trip this July. Actually my school goes to mission trip every year to help under-served population all over the world. There are about 20 of us for this mexico trip. When my school planned this trip(early this year), the area we were about to go was not affected by drug cartel... (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2010
We had a delay going to Newark due to the ash problem,the staff onboard kept us fully informed and kept us well supplied with drinks and snacks,when we finally took off the staff were still very attentive and friendly,onboard meals were very nice, the same can be said for our return journey,blankets and pillows were given as well as earphones for inflight entertainment. Will fly with continental again,excellent. (read more)
Written on: 15/05/2010
Since my last flight with Continental I have opted out of cheap tickets just to avoid them. After an hour delay in Mexico to Texas, we were worried about missing our connecting flight. The pilot told us that they had notified the airport that we would be able to take a shorter line in customs to make our flight. They failed to give this message to the airport and we missed our connection. Then, after talking to a customer service representative, we were told that it was the airport's fault... (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2010
Continental airlines have been nothing be a complete disgrace during the ash cloud crisis over Europe. My original fight was cancelled last friday, then my rearranged flight was cancelled for monday and all they could offer me was the following Tuesday 27th April. UK have now lifted the ban and after 3 hours on the phone waiting and some very rude staff that did not really care that i had been stuck out in the US for an extra 10 days and that it is costing me a lot of money, we have work to... (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2010
AWEFUL! If i could give 0 stars on all ratings I would.
My first flight: TV didn't work. I asked for help and the attendant was extremely abrupt. This happened on both legs of my trip!! Also the food was aweful.
I then decided to give continental a second chance. My flight was cnaceled due to the volcnic ashes in Europe. I tried calling any number to get in touch with someone. Their international office would not answer "due to high call volumes" - so they get so many calls that they dont... (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2010
In December 2009, I flew from Newark to Tel-Aviv with a connection in Brussels. I flew Continental Airlines from Newark to Brussels. It was a NIGHTMARE. They couldn't print the boarding pass for my second flight and when we (me,my wife and infant) arrived to Brussels, we had to pay an additional 62 Euros to purchase an additional ticket for my infant!!! And they broke our $750 stroller, and of course told us that they are not liable for the damage they caused. it's been almost 4 months and I... (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2010
I have never flown Continental before, but flew it economy class London Heathrow-Houston-Austin and return. It has both pluses and minuses. The plane was very efficient in leaving and landing on time- admirably so.
The stewardesses were the rudest, frankly most obnoxious I have ever
encountered- Continental ought really to get rid of its real obnoxios, who
are plainly harming its business. The food was somewhere between mediocre and awful. Thwe entertainment system was above average, but... (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2010
We flew Continetal from SEA-MSY roundtrip with layovers at IAH both ways. The ticket agents and airport staff were extreamly helpful and happy to accomidate. We recieved an exit row on two of the four flights upon request. One of our flights was delayed, which would have made us miss our connection and the ticket agent switched us to an earlier flight, accomidating us without us asking. Food was served on both longer legs, decent amout. You don't see meals being served often on domestic... (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2010
New policies for Continental are HORRIBLE. I have been a weekly business traveler for the past 11 years, and this is the worst I've seen. Continental is now charging for nearly every imaginable item: baggage, excess baggage, seats, and now snacks. It is really ridiculous and not customer focused. In addition, Continental is horrible at the simplest processes such as boarding. See for yourself anytime you are at the airport; it's mad. I can't tell you how many times my flight has been... (read more)