Continental Airlines Launches Business Travel Reward Program

Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is making
business travel more rewarding with the launch of Businessbonus, an incentive
program that awards companies using the Continental Airlines Universal Air
Travel Plan (UATP) card valuable points redeemable for first class upgrades,
free travel and more.

By signing up in Businessbonus, companies receive points for tickets
charged to the Continental UATP card for travel on Continental and more than
230 participating airlines and Amtrak.
With more than 2,500 daily flights, our award-winning OnePass frequent
flyer program and industry-leading on-time performance, it`s clear why
Continental is the preferred choice for business travelers,” said
Businessbonus program manager Alma Siller.  “The Businessbonus program makes
business travel even more rewarding and—through the Continental Universal
Air Travel Plan—simpler to manage.”
Companies that purchase tickets through Continental Airlines can earn up
to 100 Businessbonus points for every $1,000.00 in qualifying purchases
charged for travel on the Continental UATP card.  Twenty Continental currency
coupons may be redeemed for as few as 300 points; one-year Presidents Club
memberships are available for 1200 points, and one roundtrip ticket to Europe
can be purchased for 3200 points.  Other rewards include first class upgrades,
Silver OnePass Elite status and certificates valid for travel throughout the
continental U.S., to Hawaii and to Latin America.  Businessbonus points do not
expire and are earned in addition to other awards program benefits such as
OnePass mileage.
Membership in Businessbonus is simple; companies may retrieve registration
forms online via the Business Travel Center at or through
Continental Business Programs at 800-395-4922.  Earned points are
automatically applied and tracked monthly through the member company`s
Continental UATP account.  The monthly Continental UATP statement includes
points earned during the month, points redeemed and the remaining point

Companies that purchase tickets with the Continental UATP card also
benefit from consolidated air travel expenses, expanded billing and reporting,
flexible online and downloadable reports and statements, comprehensive no-cost
insurance benefits, optional electronic billing, and no annual fees and rate

Continental Airlines is the fifth largest airline in the U.S., offering
more than 1,900 departures daily to 122 domestic and 89 international
destinations.  Operating hubs in Newark, Houston, Cleveland and Guam,
Continental serves more international cities than any other U.S. carrier,
including extensive service throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.  For
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Continental was named the 2001 Airline of the Year by Air Transport World,
as well as the 1996 Airline of the Year, making it the only carrier to receive
this honor twice in five years.  Continental is in the top quarter of Fortune
magazine`s “100 Best Companies to Work for in America,” and is ranked the
nation`s No. 1 airline in customer satisfaction for long and short-haul
flights by Frequent Flyer Magazine and J.D. Power and Associates.  Continental
has received numerous awards for its BusinessFirst premium cabin (Conde Nast
Traveler, OAG, Entrepreneur and SmartMoney magazines), OnePass frequent flyer
program (InsideFlyer`s Freddie Awards) and overall operations and management
(Fortune magazine).