Inside the shady dining room at Shuttle Burgers, inflatable space shuttles and cartoonishly fat airplanes twirl slowly at the end of fishing wire suspended from the mottled ceiling tiles. In one corner, a crackling television set's handwritten paper sign implores guests: "Don't change the channel! T ... More >>
This week brings another chapter in the titanic showdown between Southwest Airlines, who wants to fly international flights out of Hobby, and United Airlines, the company that flies international flights out of Bush.
United knows that allowing international flights out of Hobby would be a very, ver ... More >>
Houston City Council is currently in an uproar over Mayor Annise Parker's tentative proposal to allow Southwest to have international flights out of Hobby Airport.
Councilmembers have said the proposal is rushed and would harm United Airlines, which, of course, merged with Continental and flies int ... More >>
Photo by Jeremy Parzen.The marketing campaign by Educated Guess wines is one of the most successful in recent history.Yesterday, after arriving at the Newark, NJ airport from Milan, Italy (where I admired a statue of Leonardo da Vinci across from the famous Scala opera house), I headed straig ... More >>
We all await the next misstepRemember the good old days, when Houston's Continental Airlines only had to endure PR fiascos like killing off the Concorde?
The airline has, of course, merged with United Airlines, and things have not gone smoothly from a public-relations standpoint.
The new pl ... More >>
Felix Sanchez/PR NewswireAdmit it. You knew this day would come. People have been ragging on airline food for almost as long as people have been flying in planes.
And now they want you to pay for it.
Yes, Continental Airlines is introducing menu-based cuisine to the skies. Beginning Octob ... More >>
Photo by Richard ConnellyEnjoy it while it lasts, fellas Word has gone out to employees at Continental Airlines in downtown Houston: The historic -- iconic, even -- logo in front of the company's (former) headquarters will be gone after today.As a result, people have been getting their pictures t ... More >>
Losing everything but the logo battleHouston's Continental Airlines didn't make out too well in its merger with United, at least from the viewpoint of Houston -- the headquarters is gone, jobs are gone, flights will no doubt be more of a hassle.But at least Continental won the fight over what the ... More >>
Continental -- just a memory nowHouston's Continental Airlines is seemingly about to be taken over by the Yankee corporation of United Airlines in a $3 billion merger than will create the world's largest airline.That airline will not be named Continental.Bad news for Houston? Not necessarily so, ... More >>